I found Eastern Arms Co. as being made by Meriden Arms Co. owned by A. J. Aubrey. Eastern Arms were sold by Sears Roebuck & Co. Ken G - You are right and wrong. Meriden Arms did make guns with the Eastern Arms name, but the company was owned by Sears. A J Aubrey was an executive with another firearms manufacturer (Parker Brothers, I believe) that Sears hired to manage the company. The company only existed from 1905 or 1907 until 1915 or 1918 (different sources, different dates). I don't think a gun marked "Model 1929" was made by Meriden. I'm still looking for that model number by another manufacturer. There's a question about a WYCO Model 1929 down at the bottom of this page, too, and I suspect it is the same gun.
Eastern Arms was a brand name sold by Sears Roebuck. The Model 1929 suggests that it was made by J. Stevens Arms Co.
'1929' is going to be a patent date, not a model number. Eastern Arms Co was not an actual manufacturer, it was a brand name used by Sears on guns they marketed, generally made by the Stevens Arms Co. Value is strictly based on its usability as a shooter, and single-barrel 16ga shotguns will generally sell for less than $100. 1929 is a model number marked on Stevens/Springfield shotguns.
1929, yr. made is also model
Eastern Arms was a Sears Roebuck tradename. The model 1929 was made by J. Stevens Arms, probably sometime between 1920 and 1945. Information about Stevens firearms may be available through John Callahan who is an independent arms historian. Per instructions on the Savage Arms website: Please send a detailed letter to: *John Callahan *53 Quarry Road *Westfield, MA 01085 Include: *Your name and address *A phone number where you can be contacted if necessary *The model and/or serial number if available *Any other pertinent information Mr. Callahan will respond with a letter detailing his services. I believe his fee is $15 for each gun researched.
Eastern Arms was a trade name used by Sears Roebuck. I know I've found who actually made the model 1929, but can't quite locate that information right now. It would have been one of the second-tier manufacturers of good utility guns, like Stevens or Crescent. I think this would be a break-action single shot, so would be priced something less than a similar new gun and a New England Firearms model is about $90 in Walmart.
I can't find a cross-reference for that number, but Eastern Arms was a trade name used by Sears Roebuck. Most of the shotguns were made by Stevens/Savage.
Easy. It was made in 1929, hence the model number...
340.The Savage Arms model 340 was made between the years 1950-1985.The model 340C was made from 1952-1960.The model 340V was made in the 1960,s.
AnswerEastern Arms was a trade name of Sears Roebuck. From about 1905 - 1915 it would probably have been made by Meriden Firearms, a company owned by Sears. Later guns were probably made by J. Stevens Arms. But since the low bid got the contract, some were made by Crescent, Iver Johnson, and others.Sears sold guns under the Eastern Arms name after WWII as well. Eastern Arms guns made by Stevens were marked 101.7. Any guns sold by Sears that were made by Marlin were marked 103.xx with numbers after the decimal indicating a specific model.
The gun was made in 1929.