Stevens Model 77 Shotgun Series
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J. Stevens & Co. was a small firearms company founded by Joshua Stevens, W.B. Fay and James Taylor in 1864. They were based in Chicopee Falls, MA. The company's most notable achievement was purchasing, and marketing, one of John Browning's shotgun designs. (See: Stevens Model 520/620).
In 1920, Stevens Arms was purchased by Savage, but continued to produce firearms under the Stevens brand (with Savage as the parent company).
First appearing in 1954 as a long-barreled sporting shotgun, the Stevens Model 77 was the first shotgun of this design, replacing the Stevens Model 620. The design was also licensed by Springfield and by Savage. For the most part, the Model 77, Model 30, Model 67 and Model 69 guns were virtually identical in appearance and functioning (differences were mostly cosmetic and related to the finish) and may be regarded as identical for their purposes.
It is worth noting that until 1969, shotguns were produced with safety near the trigger, which was subsequently moved to the top of the receiver.
The Stevens Model 77 Shotgun Series and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:
(1954 – 1989)
- Caliber: 12 gauge, 16 gauge, 20 gauge, 28 gauge, and .410 gauge
- Action: Pump Action
- Feed system: 4, 6 (Model 69RXL) round tube magazine (+1 chambered)
Savage/Stevens Model 77/Model 30
The Model 77 was the first shotgun of this type, first cataloged in 1954. Early in the Vietnam War, the Stevens Arms Company received orders for military Model 77E riot guns from the Department of Defense. The shotgun saw wide usage during U.S. involvement in Vietnam, especially among Military Police, though with infantry and other units as well. Some also went to the Vietnamese. Reportedly, 60,920 Model 77E riot guns were delivered to the U.S. Armed Forces or allies beginning in 1963. Though originally intended primarily for the Vietnamese, the need for shotguns by U.S. troops resulted in thousands being issued to U.S. personnel. Widely used during the Vietnam War the model is relatively unknown outside of U.S. shotgun collectors (of military shotguns).
The Model 30 is basically a model 77 except it came with added features like the engraving and checkering. The Model 30 was first offered in 1959 and was discontinued in 1978.
|In Cold Blood||Robert Blake||Perry Smith||Model 30||1967|
|Scott Wilson||Dick Hickock|
Savage/Stevens Model 67/Model 69
In 1967, Stevens offered the "budget grade" pump action Model 67, then manufactured by their parent company Savage, but sold in many markets under the Stevens name. Another closely related model was the Stevens 69, introduced around 1969 and is primarily intended for police purposes. They are superficially indistinguishable, so some of the Models 67 listed here may actually be a Model 69 (with the exception of the RXL special edition). The Model 67 and 69 pump action shotguns ceased production in 1989.
|I'm Not Ashamed||David Errigo Jr.||Eric Harris||Sawed-off barrel and stock, duct-tape on grip||2016|
|Green Room||Imogen Poots||Amber||Sawed-off stock||2015|
|The Wolverine||Yakuza||With a sawed-off barrel, black pistol grip and foregrip||2013|
|Priest of Evil||2010|
|L: Change the World||Megumi Satô||Hatsune Misawa||2008|
|The Matrix Reloaded||Zion guard||With a sawed-off barrel, black pistol grip and foregrip||2003|
|The Rundown||Hatcher's men||2003|
|Formula 51||Stephen Walters||Blowfish||With heat shield and sawed-off stock||2001|
|Boondock Saints, The||Prison guards||1999|
|Blue Desert||D.B. Sweeney||Steve Smith||With a sawed-off barrel||1991|
|Show Title||Actor||Character||Note / Episode||Air Date|
|The Professionals||Hit squad||(S02E09) "Blind Run"||1977-1981|
|The Mentalist||Simon Baker||Patrick Jane||With pistol grip /(S6E06) "Fire and Brimstone"||2013|
Savage/Stevens Model 69RXL
The police version of the Model 69, featuring an extended 6-round magazine. This was produced in 1982 - 1989 according to available information.
|Extreme Justice||girlfriend of the getaway driver||With sawed-off stock||1993|
|Carnosaur||Harrison Page||Sheriff Fowler||1993|
|RoboCop 3||Sgt. Reed||1993|
|The Willies||Ralph Drischell||Farmer Horace Spivey||1990|
|Black Rain||Michael Douglas||NYPD Detective Nick Conklin||With sawed-off stock||1989|
|The Female Executioner (L'exécutrice)||A guard||1986|
|My New Partner (Les ripoux)||Police||1984|