Stevens Date Code






 Savage/Stevens single and double barrel shotguns were date coded between 1949 and 1970.   This code can usually be found behind the hinge pin or ahead of the trigger guard on the bottom of the frame and could be in a small circle with a letter and a number in it.  I have also seen just the letter stamped in the frame at the hinge pin area.


 The letters indicate the year of manufacture starting with "A" in 1949 and ending with "X" in 1970. The letters "O" and "Q" were not used.

Some say this code worked on their single shot shotguns as well, but this is not verified.   It appears to have not been used on any other models.


A 1949

I 1957

S 1965

B 1950 J 1958  T 1966
C 1951  K 1959 U 1967
D 1952 L 1960 V 1968
E 1953 M1961   W 1969
F 1954 N 1962 X 1970
G 1955  P 1963  

H 1956

R 1964  


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