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Stevens O/U Shotgun....?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by dolphin77, Aug 1, 2012.

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  1. dolphin77

    dolphin77 Member

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    I was window shopping at my local gun dealers and noticed a Steven O/U 20ga....this was a very nice looking gun and felt very good....and for a very nice price...anyone have any experience or knowledge about them? Thanks, WC
     
  2. GunDr

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    JUNK!!!!!

    They are so poorly assembled I will not take one into the shop, after I spent 2-3 hours each on 4 of them.

    Piece of CRAP!!!
     
  3. Oregunner

    Oregunner Well-Known Member

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    If it is the 512 Goldwing, it is a Turkish gun that has Stevens name on it. One of many in a long list of Turkish guns that are built to a price point, usually cheap, and most have issues, if not immediately, then before long. Some seem to work out, if you don't put massive numbers of shells through them. Used ones aren't worth much over a couple hundred dollars. Pay your money and take your chances. Mark
     
  4. 870compman

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    I have one. My problem is it shoots both barrels at the same time. I took it apart and I can't see a problem. It is not dirty inside. The person who owned it before me warned me about shooting it with 2 shells.

    I keep mine in my gun safe and hunt with my Remington 870.

    Dale Wolff
     
  5. oskerspap12

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    Just load it with one shell.........problem solved.
     
  6. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    Believe it or not, Savage/Stevens did make an 8, iI think back in the early fifties. It had split barrels and a plastic stock and forend. I traded for a 12ga. one once and took it out to shoot some barn pigeons.

    Every time I shot it it would ring like a bell, kick like a mule and ring my bell.
     
  7. Slugo

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    whoever said JUNK, I'll second that. You're better off taking your money to a casino, even if you loose you'll be ahead...
     
  8. oz

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    I have one. the firing pin broke. I asked them for a new pin, they said I had to send it back (because it was fitted?) a couple of weeks later they sent me a NEW GUN.
     
  9. GunDr

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    This is odd..

    Yesterday I posted that the gun was junk, today I have another come into the shop. The customer was shooting it until it quit firing, then began shooting the other barrel...until that one quit firing.

    Both firing pins are broken. He has shot 4 boxes of shells.
     
  10. slayer

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    Really a shame ...My dad got a Stevens sxs in 16 gauge for a birthday present in he early 60's. He treasured it and it survived many a pheasant hunt by him and then me after he passed away. Sad to see a once good name gun come on such bad times. Bill
     
  11. Tron

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    PURE garbage! My club owns 2 of them and they didn't hold up a month without issues.
     
  12. Leo

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    I must be the luckiest man alive. While I was out of work, I bought a 20 gauge because I wanted to shoot skeet with the old retired guys, and wanted a lighter gun to teach the wife to shoot. I bought a 512 Stevens and have been using it ever since with no problems. It is clearly a lower end firearm, I will not deny that. It may break down next Thursday, but so far, mine has just never failed.
     
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