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Old 05-30-2010, 06:23 PM
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Default S&W Model 916 Shotgun Information

A few years back (8), I ran across a S&W 916 pump gun in 12 gauge, with a modified choke 3" chamber barrel, at a garage sale. It was in fairly sorry condition (It looked like it had been left out in the rain a lot) but I got it cheap. I fixed it up so it looks presentable, and the only major thing I had to do was to machine a new firing pin. Fortunately, both pieces of the old broken firing pin were present, so I could make the necessary measurements. It's one of my favorite shotguns now, mainly because I like the "feel" of it, and I still use it for skeet and turkey occasionally. I've understood it was made by Noble, but is marked as an S&W. Can anyone provide a little historical background on the 916 or any other information, especially the Noble relationship? I've not seen another. I can't imagine it's worth much, if anything, but I still like it.
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S&W bought the Noble tooling, machinery and parts, etc. in 1969, when Noble went out of business, and came out first with the S&W "Eastfield" model, which was was a design improvment to the Noble gun in 1972. This was soon changed to the Models 916 and 916A and continued until 1980 when the gun was dropped and a new model was made in Japan for S&W. It was initially called the Model 1000P as it was a pump variety of the model 1000 semi-auto shotgun. This caused market confusion, so the Model name was changed to Model 3000, and that continued until S&W stopped long gun production in 1984. 916s were made with blue finish, except for a few made with a stainless steel finish, however those are not true stainless steel guns, just finished in stainless steel. Ed. #15
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The only thing that I know about the 916 "Eastfield" guns is that they were made "across the road" from the main facility in what is now office buildings. I also know that some (very few) of the short barrel guns were shipped with 17.90" barrels.
S&W had to find all the guns and replace the barrels on them.

Someone measured incorrectly! I would say someone got reprimanded!!!
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916s were made with blue finish, except for a few made with a stainless steel finish, however those are not true stainless steel guns, just finished in stainless steel.
What is a "stainless finish"?
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I have a stripped receiver and barrel for this model 916. Does anyone have advice on where I could get parts? Any help is appreciated. I want this interesting piece back to working condition.
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