Stevens Model 311A Double Barrel 12 Gauge Shotgun, Boxlock Hammerless, Double Triggers, Used. Serial Number 295058. FFL Required. This model of shotgun was discontinued in 1989.
25-3/4" round blued side X side barrels, chambered for 2-3/4" shells. The left barrel is marked on the top near the breech: Proof Tested 12 Gauge 2-3/4 inch Chamber. The top of the right barrels is marked: Selected Forged Steel. Color case hardened receiver. Blued thumb release, triggers, and trigger guard. The buttplate is a JosTam Hy-Gun recoil-Pad, which is a reddish colored rubber. Walnut buttstock and forearm, both being checkered. The buttstock has a semi-pistol grip. 42-1/2" overall length. The bores are both fairly bright, with a tiny bit of light pitting near the breech in the left bore. The bluing on the barrels is nearly 100% intact with some slight nicks to the finish and some light surface rust on the tops and sides of the barrels. The case hardeneing color is at about 40-50%, with some light surface rust on the bottom of the receiver. The finish on the forearm is 100% remaining and is about 92% or better remaining on the buttstock. The checkering is crisp, but has some damage on the right pistol grip. The forearm has some light scratches. The buttstock has some scratches and dings, with a small chip out of the bottom edge of the pistol grip, and there is a hairline crack on either side of the buttstock just behind the receiver (one is 1" long and the other is 1-1/2" long). The breakdown action is tight and crisp, and the barrels fit snugly onto the receiver. There is a sliding safety just behind the thumb release on the top of the wrist.
According to information regarding Stevens Model 311A shotguns, no serial number was required until the Gun Control Act Of 1968. Before then the year of manufacture was determined by a letter and number in a circle located on the top of the receiver flat. This shotgun has an A in a circle and an E in a circle, but no number within either circle. The serial number 295058 is is pen engraved onto the underside of the right barrel, and again on the bottom of the receiver.
When disassembling this shotgun care needs to be taken, as there is a small part which fits between the forearm and the receiver, and which sets adjacent to the hinge pin, which will fall onto the floor and easily be lost. It does not permanently attach anywhere and does not appear that it ever did. Just so you know.
Condition Very Good Plus.