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16 ga Stevens DB model 5100

bsdoylebsdoyle Member Posts: 279 ✭✭
edited November 2019 in Ask the Experts
Just acquired at auction. Gun has no serial #. has a capital C in a circle and D F. How does this convert to YOM etc. Nice gun. Two beads checkering. Im gonna like it. Thanx for help.


  • charliemeyer007charliemeyer007 Member Posts: 7,348 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Sometimes its real hard to date them. So this was cut and pasted "stevens 5100
    dear sir I have one myself that i recently recieved from my father who got it from his father. after getting it i looked it up. it was made only one year then the war broke out and all metal was needed for the war effort. are you ready????? 1941 was the only year that model was made."

    1941 proceeds the later date code in which the circle C would be 1951

    A 1949 B 1950 C 1951 D 1952 E 1953 F 1954 G 1955 H 1956 I 1957

    J 1958 K 1959 L 1960 M 1961 N 1962 P 1963 R 1964 S 1965 T 1966

    U 1967 V 1968 W 1969 X1970

    good luck
  • MIKE WISKEYMIKE WISKEY Member, Moderator Posts: 9,668 ******
    edited November -1
    the 5100 was the forerunner of the 311, very similar. inexpensive but serviceable shotguns.
  • GrasshopperGrasshopper Member Posts: 15,781 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Does the 5100 have the "tenite" stocks? Man they can stink with the chemical break down I think. Durable utility DB's.
  • bsdoylebsdoyle Member Posts: 279 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    This one does not. Dont kno which model had tenite stocks
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