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Old April 17th, 2019, 10:13 AM #1
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Stevens 311A 1956 12GA SxS

My neighbor passed away and his widow asked me to help her dispose of the shotgun. He bought it "in Houston in 1960" but the circled date mark shows "H" which is a '56. To the best of her knowledge, he never shot it and the shotgun stayed in the closet since. If somebody else owned it before him, it was treated right.

I cleaned and lubed it up and it looks really neat. The lockup is tight, nice patina on the receiver, what looks to me (not an expert) like original wood is in decent shape with some recent very light mold that looks like it will clean up. Bores are bright and shiny with no pitting I can see. Left side of receiver stamped:
STEVENS MODEL 311
SAVAGE ARMS CORPORATION
CHICOPEE FALLS, MASS, USA

Right side stamped: STEVENS 311A.
Matching date stamps on barrels and receiver.

30" barrels, 2 3/4" chambers, 12GA. Pachmeyer "White Line" buttstock pad looks original as it has the "Los Angeles 15" postal zone (replaced with zip codes in 1963).

I don't know enough about these to even begin to guess at a starting price point for the widow. Gunbroker has similar ones in a wide range of prices. Does anybody have a reasonable guesstimate so I can list it for sale?

Pics will be added below in a bit.
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Old April 17th, 2019, 11:01 AM #2
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Maybe I'm dumb today but I can't figure out how to upload the pics. So, pics avail on request.
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Old April 17th, 2019, 05:34 PM #3
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They're not super valuable in 12 gauge. $350, in really good shape. Sub gauges are worth more.
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