Hate to let this bit of history go, but family first.
This is a very early Stevens 12 GA. Pre thumb break, it has a trigger break to open the barrel. I'm not sure how far this dates back, I called Stevens arms a few years back but the young fellow didn't have a clue to what I was talking about.
30 inch barrel. Matching numbers OD 714.
stamped on the barrel "Electro Steel * Choke Bore"
I'll will work with you and consider any offer.
If you have any info on this early breaking id like to know if you care to share.
If you live out of Iowa and have a Scheels near you I can transfer thru them as long as you bear some of the fees.
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Edit: found this on the Web. this may be pre 1900
"The company was founded in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, in 1865 as J. Stevens and Company. The name was changed to J. Stevens Arms and Tool Company in 1886"