stevens 311 series H 410?

Discussion in 'Long Guns' started by naildriver, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. naildriver

    naildriver Guest

    i have had this gun in my cabnit for a while, well since 97, and im getting curious about it. i was thinking about selling it to help fund a .204... i was sent to this site by the founder of NCPHA.. its a stevens model 311 series H 410.... any info on this gun or how much its worth would be great... here are some pics.... and thanks in advance...

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  2. august1410

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    Don't sell it. Stevens 311s in 12ga only go for 2-300 dollars, but the .410s go for 6-800.

    I'd hold on to it. Sure, it's a utility gun and not a classic, but it's not often you can have a utility gun that is worth 600-800 bucks.
     
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  3. naildriver

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    thats nice to know... i was offered 700 and thats wat got me interested in finding out more... this lil beauty might have to stay in the safe for a lil while... but ten again, im really wantin a .204...
     
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    And a good little utility gun it is, too. I had a 311A that I killed a boxcar load of small game with, and about half again as many quail and doves. I think I gave 85 dollars for it NIB.

    It patterned well with all shot sizes except #4 and it shot where it looked with both barrels.
    It even shot 3 inches high and converged at 50 yards with slugs. I couldn't have asked for more in a 2-shoot scattergun at any price. I've since had a half-dozen...sadly no longer around...in 12...16...and 20 gauge, and the performance was excellent with all. Never had a .410 but I'd seek one out if I was still into upland hunting.

    My personal favorite was the little 20 gauge with modified and IC chokes. That was a bird killin' piece of plunder and I've regretted giving it to my nephew since the day it went home with him.
     
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    Nice Stevens 311. It is very similar to the Fox model B.
     
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  6. naildriver

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    thanks yall, that answered alot of questions.... is there any way of telling the year?
     
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    This may help, may not....

    http://www.wisnersinc.com/additional_info/stevens_date_code.htm

    http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=176056

    This is from the shotgun world link

    "If it has a serial # the best I can do is 1968 or later.
    Since the pictures are not back yet, I will explain to the best of my ability.
    The Savage/Stevens date code is a very small oval, usually on the underside of the receiver on doubles. Inside that oval is a very small number and letter. The letter is the year of manufacture. A=1949, B=1950 etc. "O" and "Q" were not used because of similarity to a zero."

    "All the other marks you see are there to make sure pieces that may have been separated inside the factory find each other again.
    So a large "A" by itself inside a circle in not the date code. If the serial # starts with an "A" that is not the date code."
     
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  8. naildriver

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    thank you
     
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