Model: Stevens 237, Sears Ranger 101.3
Serial Number: NSN
Year of Manufacture: 1934 - 1939
Caliber: 20 Ga.
Action Type: Bolt Action Shotgun, Single Shot
Markings: The barrel is marked with only “A” and “25”. The left rear of the receiver is marked “Ranger 101.3”. That’s it.
Barrel Length: 26”
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a single silver bead.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are smooth and varnished. There are handling marks and discoloration throughout, as well as a possible refinish. The wood is otherwise free of splits and cracks. The LOP measures 13 3/4” to the end of the buttplate. The stocks rate in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright, with just a bit of light fouling. There is no apparent erosion.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 80% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows scattered edge wear, finish wear, patina and frosting. The gun shows a pleasing aged appearance. The Screw heads are a bit worn, but very serviceable. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions as designed though we have not fired this shotgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This a much better gun than most people consider it to be. People have always looked down on the bolt action shotguns – and I’m not sure why. This is a strong, reliable and safe shotgun. The gun can handle 2 ¾” 20 Gauge rounds and boasts the extra safety of a single shot shotgun. Utility and function were obviously the goals with this shotgun.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This shotgun can be transferred in California.
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