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Help Needed: Springfield 1929 (Stevens Equivelant Model?)

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by doctorj77, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. doctorj77

    doctorj77 Well-Known Member

    I bought a single shot 12ga for $50 the other day. Its stamped Springfield Arms Chicopee Falls Mass, Model 1929. Overall the gun is in pretty decent shape. Someone chromed the receiver at one point in its life. Barrel is still blue and cut down to 20in. Goes bang every time. But two things wrong with this gun.

    1. The forend stock doesn't secure to that hook underneath the barrel like it should. Its just loose. And will fall off if not held up by something, like tape....:rolleyes: I'm sure this is no proprietary design here. How can I fix this? Is it something simple like a spring missing? Or is there more hardware required in the forend to secure it than just a spring?

    2. The extractor is just worn out. If I load a shell in it it closes in the breach just fine. Fires, but will not extract the shell. The extractor moves pass the shell, which stays flush in the chamber.

    So, I'm having problems finding parts for this thing. I know Springfield is a Stevens, just rebadged. But I cannot figure out which model is the Stevens equivelant. I'm looking on Gunbroker and found an example of my gun

    Springfield: http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=252431027#PIC

    And here is a Stevens model, which appear identical to my Springfield.

    Stevens: http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=252325322#PIC

    So just looking if anyone can tell me what the Stevens model number equivelant is, so I can go shopping on Numrich for a new extractor. I'm thinking maybe a model 94, or 940 series?
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2011
  2. doctorj77

    doctorj77 Well-Known Member

  3. Fred Fuller

    Fred Fuller Moderator Emeritus

    They've been through so many minor changes over the years it's impossible for most of us to say what's what. That, plus the fact that single shot shotguns are generally not very expensive and are often considered disposable, mitigates against widespread or deep interest in the minutia of the species.

    If I were you, I'd give Jack First a call - (605) 343-9544 or http://www.jackfirstgun.com/order.php - and see if they can help...

  4. doctorj77

    doctorj77 Well-Known Member

    Makes sense. Well, I did ok on price. Only spent about $35 on it. Overall its i pretty decent condition, minus the missing springs in the forend and the worn extractor.

    While I'm searching for something to cross reference, I think I did find the forend springs/ hardware I'm missing.


    Of course, I only need the two springs + pin, broken down at Numrich is only about $10. Not too expensive.

    Edit: I did call Jack First, and his daughter, said that if I mailed in the old extractor they would try to match it to any of their parts they have in stock. She agreed, mostly likely it was a model 94
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2011

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