Current importer/trademark established in 1924, currently located in Accokeek, MD, previously located in Wayne, NJ until 2000. Stoeger Industries, Inc. was purchased by Beretta Holding of Italy in 2000 and is now a division of Benelli USA.
Stoeger has imported a wide variety of firearms during the past nine decades. Most of these guns were good quality and came from known makers in Europe (some were private labeled). Stoeger carried an extensive firearms inventory of both house brand and famous European trademarks - many of which were finely made with beautiful engraving, stock work, and other popular special order features. As a general rule, values for Stoeger rifles and shotguns may be ascertained by comparing them with a known trademark of equal quality and cal./ga. Certain configurations will be more desirable than others (i.e. a Stoeger .22 caliber Mannlicher with double-set triggers and detachable mag. will be worth considerably more than a single shot target rifle).
Perhaps the best reference works available on these older Stoeger firearms (not to mention the other trademarks of that time) are the older Stoeger catalogs themselves - quite collectible in their own right. You are advised to purchase these older catalogs (some reprints are also available) if more information is needed on not only older Stoeger models, but also the other firearms being sold at that time.
For more information and current pricing on both new and used Stoeger airguns, please refer to the Blue Book of Airguns - also available as an online subscription.