Stevens 79 Manufacture Date?

Discussion in 'Shotguns And Shotgunning (NOT Slugs)' started by buckfynn, May 26, 2011.

  1. buckfynn

    buckfynn Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2011
    Twelve years ago I purchased a second hand Stevens model 79 pump 12 gauge shotgun with a 30" barrel and full choke. The serial # is 0982XXX. It has a couple proof marks on barrel near the receiver. One is stamped 81 inside a circle. The other is S8P stamped inside a circle. Both marks are on top of the barrel by the rib.

    Does anyone know the approximate manufacture date of this shotgun?

    Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advanced!