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Temp
December 03, 2011, 14:27
Been looking for a house gun for a while. I'm not too stirred up by the contemporary offerings, so I started casting about for an example from yesteryear.

During my studies, I stumbled upon the Stevens 520/620 series,...forged/milled steel receivers,..walnut stocks,..hand cut checkering,..Browning design,..what's not to like?

Then this one came along sporting a 28" barrel replete with a poly choke which put it in excess of 30. The stock had been cut and measured a 13.25" LOP with the recoil pad.

The old gun was in very nice condition,..the recoil pad had been well installed and was in good shape, and I decided that it would be a good candidate for a shorty shotty house gun.

I chucked the barrel up in the lathe and cut it to 18.25",..milled out a big, bold, gold front sight from silicon bronze, then affixed it with a pair of 6-40 socket head screws.

It has an overall length of 37.5" and weighs 7.2 lbs.

All in all, I'm tickled with it.

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Chipmunk
December 03, 2011, 17:22
Damn nice job, that stock looks great.
Chipmunk

NEWFNL1A1
December 03, 2011, 17:53
Originally posted by Chipmunk
Damn nice job, that stock looks great.
Chipmunk

+1 A fine looking shotgun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MAINER
December 03, 2011, 19:42
Looks like you started out with some good material to start with, steel receiver and nice wood.

I like the way you did it up. I think I might have put one of those "Fiber-optic" front sights on it, so I know where the dangerous end is pointing in low light or I can't find my glasses. :D

Does it go "CHUNK_CHUNK" like a Remy 870? :shades:

creekerdoug
December 04, 2011, 08:43
I like that gun a lot. It's well done and not something you see everyday. Plus it puts an old gun back to work. Anybody can buy a new shotgun but it's a rare individual that does an old gun so well. Congratulations. I'm jealous.

lew
December 09, 2011, 08:26
Cool gun. I like the front sight. I hate cutting that shit, too. Takes forever.

SPEEDGUNNER
December 09, 2011, 08:29
Killer

bulletslap
December 09, 2011, 21:05
Good looking Boomstick - and a take down model also !

missboy2
January 08, 2012, 13:57
i am also building a 620 house gun, i need a used buttstock . if you guys can hook me up, many thanks . by the way,you have a fine looking gun

STGThndr
January 16, 2012, 14:35
Nice shottie, one of the best "chop jobs" Ive seen to date. That stock is beyond belief! Congratulation on your skills and taste.

Retired Bum
January 16, 2012, 23:49
Correct me if I am mistaken but didn't the US Military during WW2 use a Stevens pump action 12 gauge shotgun in combat? It was the Model 520 and had the usual military accessories such as the ventilated sheet metal handguard, the sling swivels, and a bayonet lug for the Model 1917 "Enfield" bayonet.

Is the 620 a postwar improvement on the 520?

And so it goes.


The Retired One

Story
January 18, 2012, 10:59
Retro is the schnitz.

I chucked the barrel up in the lathe and cut it to 18.25",..milled out a big, bold, gold front sight from silicon bronze, then affixed it with a pair of 6-40 socket head screws.

Next time you do that, make up a bunch of extra$ and PM me, I'd buy one.

I used a brass 10-32 roundhead, with the slot oriented along the sight line.

Temp
January 27, 2012, 18:22
Correct me if I am mistaken but didn't the US Military during WW2 use a Stevens pump action 12 gauge shotgun in combat? It was the Model 520 and had the usual military accessories such as the ventilated sheet metal handguard, the sling swivels, and a bayonet lug for the Model 1917 "Enfield" bayonet.

Is the 620 a postwar improvement on the 520?

And so it goes.


The Retired One

Yeah,..the military bought many 520's and 620's. In fact, there's some out there with long barrels bearing military markings that the military used to train ariel gunners.

The original Browning design was the 520. from there they went to the 520-30, then the 620, and the last variation was the 620-A,..which is what I have.

jrayborn
February 11, 2012, 23:09
Very well done! I got a killer deal on a pair of old Winchester model 12's and just now cut the barrel of one to 18.5 inches and am on my 4th coat of BLO. I plan to blast and park in the morning and really hope it comes out as well as yours!

jrayborn
February 13, 2012, 18:05
Here she is!

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