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 Post subject: j stevens arms 238A 20 gauge bolt action
PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2003 8:45 pm 
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Does anyone have any info on this shotgun? My dad purchased this gun used in the 1940s. How old might this gun be, it's value today, it's cost new. Any info will be great. THANKS!

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 Post subject: Re: j stevens arms 238A 20 gauge bolt action
PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2003 11:26 pm 
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I'm afraid you won't find a whole lot of info about it, it's one of Steven's utility grade shotguns and as such there weren't many records kept on them. I can tell you they were made from 1936 - 1945 with 40,000 produced and are valued around $50- $75

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 Post subject: Re: j stevens arms 238A 20 gauge bolt action
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2003 12:45 am 
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This is pretty weird. I was just about to start this exact same forum. My brother was recently given a the same model. The barrel says:

J. STEVENS ARMS CO.
CHICOPEE FALLS, MASS USA
20 GAUGE PROOF TESTED
MODEL 258A

I assume it is a 2 3/4 inch only shotgun, but it doesn't specify. One other thing, we were unable to fit the magazine into the well. Is there some special way or method of fitting it in?

Thanks for the info.


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 Post subject: Re: j stevens arms 238A 20 gauge bolt action
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2003 1:16 am 
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I don't have any handy tips for you, I do know some of those box magazines can be persnickety.. ok stupid question for you, you do have the bolt open when trying, correct?
I know , I know but I hadda ask, sometimes the obvious is the easiest overlooked.

I don't remember specifically but I *think* there's a slot on the back of the mag and a tongue on the shotgun, you might have to pull the release back to get it to start and release it to get it to seat.

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