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Identify this stevens 16 ga

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My father found this gun at a new property that he bought. It was up in the rafters of the barn in a leather case. this gun has really nice wood and checkering is excellent shape which makes me think this gun was in great shape when it was put in the barn, its a shame it ended up this way really. The case was actually stuck to the stock and had to be peeled away removing some of the finish. There is no serial number anywhere on the reciever or barrel, there is also no model number anywhere on the gun. The reciever is marked Stevens, savage arms corporation chicopee falls mass, usa, and the barrel is marked "Proof tested 16 ga 2 3/4 inch. Im really looking for the model of this gun and around what year it was made. thanks for looking.

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nice find: will make a great cabin fever restoration project this winter,from the looks the restoration proscess really isn't to intense:i've sure seen alot worse,yours should turn out really nice.
Found it in an old gun traders guide.
J. Stevens Arms Company
Chicopee Falls, Mas.
now a division of savage Arms Corporation.
Stevens Model 620 Hammerless Slide Action Repeating
Takedown. Gauges: 12,16,20. 5-shell tubular magazine. Barrel length: 26-,28-,32-inches; chokes:full, modified, impoved cylinder,cylinder. Weights:about 7 3/4 pounds in 12 gauge, 7 1/4 in 16 gauge, 6 pounds in 20 gauge. Checked pistol-grip stock and slide handle. Made from 1927 to 1953.
It's a model 67. I have a 20 gauge in a lower grade. It is a really good shotgun. Mine had been abused for 23 years, and it was used when I got it.

As far as value goes, I think it's worth about $125 in 98% condition. I would say you would be lucky to get 50-75 bucks for that gun. I would use it if it works, and not rusted apart inside.
I have one in 12 ga. It is a solid gun. The blueing on mine is in tip top shape but the stock looks like it went through ww3 and back. I am gonna refurbish the stock. If the gun still works I would look into shipping it away to be reblued.
Stevens models 67's were made in the 70's long after that gun was made.
it is a model 620. it is worth up too about $300 exc. if it has any type of military markings on it it would be worth double.
Sorry, I was wrong. I had to go back, and look at it again. It is a bit different than mine where the barrel meets the reciever.

Either way, I would just clean it up and use it.
Looks like a Winchester Mod 12 at a quick glance. I know, I know - it's Stevens; I am just saying it <u>looks</u> like a Winne 12
Thanks for the replys the barrel is pitted pretty bad up towards the muzzle end and deep in some places same goes for the inside of the barrel The way this barrel is pitted it wouldnt look very good reblued. Im going to clean the barrel up inside real good and see how it looks, then if i decide to shoot it i'll do the vice and string on the trigger method from a few yards back and see if it stays together.
Its really odd how so many people find old guns just laying around. I alway take good care of mine. I know lots of people that found them in attics and sheds. A buddy of mine found a really old single shot 12 ga in the woods. The barrel and stock was cut down. I suspect that it was used in a crime many moons ago. He never found out anything about it and no crimes were committed in the area with a gun of that description.
That gun is junk. To save you the time and trouble I'll buy it from you for $25 and I'll pay the shipping.
Well I have that same exact gun and spunky it's far from junk That's an insult that you would offer the guy 25 bucks. All it needs is a little TLC and you will have a great field gun.
As a suggestion to clean up the bore; take a long wood dowel about 3/8" and wrap a full pad of 000 steel wool around one end.

Push the other end into the breech of the barrel and out the front. Put a 1/2 drill on the end and set the drill to turn opposite the direction you wound the steel wool.

Work back and forth the full length of the barrel while running at slow speed on the drill. Add light oil if you wish. If you tilt the barrel a little in a vise it will help the trash fall out as you work.

Patience will be rewarded with a clean bore (except for pits) and very little metal removed.
I'll give that a try, thanks again
try what thecatskinner said and if it doesn't clean it enough you can get a barrel hone from brownells that has ceramic balls in it...I used it on a begian fowler made about 1860 and it really cleaned up nice on the inside of the barrel
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