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Not a 31.......pins are in the wrong place and the brass part in the cutout in front of the receiver is wrong.
 
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IT is SO close to a Winchester model 25---except that the model 25 has a band around the barrel
at the front of the magazine tube. OP's does not. The 25 also has a little curve in the receiver just behind the trigger guard. OP's does not.

I'm beginning to believe it is a Noble. Possibly a model 40??
 
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Stevens/Springfield (western field?) model 67,770........must be an early one, later ones had a steel part in the receiver cutout instead of the Brass. seems like a modification of a John Browning design they made earlier.......just looked again. The receiver cutout exposes the rear part of the action bar. It isn’t a brass part, just blue worn off the bar making it look bright.
 
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Stevens/Springfield (western field?) model 67,770........must be an early one, later ones had a steel part in the receiver cutout instead of the Brass. seems like a modification of a John Browning design they made earlier.
Nope. 67 and 770 have a straight operating bar, and both have that little semi-circle dip in the receiver just behind the safety. This thing is becoming a bit of a mystery---sure looks like a
JMB design!
 
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Nope. 67 and 770 have a straight operating bar, and both have that little semi-circle dip in the receiver just behind the safety. This thing is becoming a bit of a mystery---sure looks like a
JMB design!
The brakedown I found saw the same operating bar,pin arrangement and slot in the front of the receiver. The first(?) Stevens pump shotgun was a humpback gun they bought the rights to from John Browning....also with a similar looking operating bar.
 

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The brakedown I found saw the same operating bar,pin arrangement and slot in the front of the receiver. The first(?) Stevens pump shotgun was a humpback gun they bought the rights to from John Browning....also with a similar looking operating bar.
Did you notice that the OP's gun has the safety at the front of the trigger guard and the Savage 67/770 has it at the rear?
 
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Did you notice that the OP's gun has the safety at the front of the trigger guard and the Savage 67/770 has it at the rear?
That may have been a change they made along the way......there are too many other similarities to discount the possibility. Fun exercise.
 
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I think I found it. Savage/Stevens model 820B. Didn't even know it existed--learn something every day.

Good call Argonaut----you were on the right path! Kind of interesting that it is NOT in my 2012 Blue Book. Appears they were made from 1949-1954?

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the mystery is solved. a savage arms stevens 820b! congrats Argonaut and BillM. now how do I convince my uncle to leave me his pops' shotgun? :(
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