Thoughts on a Stevens 67 Shotgun


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mondocomputerman
January 20, 2005, 09:13 AM
My dad has a chance to buy a used Stevens 67E shotgun, and asked my advice. I don't know much about Stevens shotguns, so I thought I would ask. He just described it is a 12 gauge pump with a 2 3/4 and 3 inch chamber. It also says Savage on the shotgun. Attached is a BSA red dot sight.

He has a chance to buy it for $130 from a private individual. Assuming it is is in decent condition, is this a good deal. Is this shotgun durable, and does anybody have a BSA sight? I did some searches but didn't come up with many results.

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Onmilo
January 20, 2005, 09:22 AM
The gun is low end utility, the dot optic is low end and $130.00 is about all one should pay for the pair.

Fred Fuller
January 20, 2005, 10:18 AM
For that price range it is possible to get better quality shotguns in good used condition (if without a red dot sight), but it all depends on what one is looking for in a shotgun. If a low end shotgun with a cheap sight will do what one needs done, this package fills the bill.

lpl/nc

sm
January 20, 2005, 12:48 PM
Agree with above.

Just me - the red dot turns me off. Makes me "wonder" about the integrity of the gun as a whole...might have been some "fiddlin' with and messin' with" if you catch my drift.

Around here a New Maverick(Mossy) from Academy Sports runs $134. A new 870 Express is $199. One can find a great deal on a quality used gun from any of the big 4 - allowing for repairs, factory parts and such if need.

Just my take.

mnrivrat
January 21, 2005, 12:06 AM
Just my opinion , but based on doing gun repair for a lot of years - forget about buying the 67

SAG0282
January 21, 2005, 12:25 AM
I have one......as others have stated, it's very "utility grade" but it's been a good, reliable gun.

Jacobus Rex
January 21, 2005, 12:54 AM
I've got one that I bought used more than 20 years ago.

It is a utility grade gun but has been very reliable. It shoots a better pattern that either my Remington 870 or my Winchester 1200. Although, I'm most likely not supposed to admit it!

$130 would be about right. I see them used in my area for $100 to $150 without the red dot. I'd check how they mounted the red dot. It could be a hack job.

P.S. Mine is called a "Springfield" but I'm sure it must be the same or very much like it.

JohnBT
January 21, 2005, 02:07 PM
I looked through a $30 BSA red dot 2 months ago and it was okay. After doing some on-line reading I learned that some of them work just fine and some need to be sent back. I got the feeling they were almost more reliable than the typical BSA scope. The dot itself was bright and round and overall my father and I liked it.

Then we looked at a Nikon adjustable red dot with a $279 price tag and it was very nice, but the dot did not appear to be round - the salesman called it a grape cluster. Still, it was very well made and I wouldn't mind having one. I ended up buying a $179 UltraDot Match Dot because of the company's reputation and could not be happier.

I've been thinking as I've been typing and I can't for the life of me remember who it was I used to know that had a Model 67. <shrug> I remember that it worked.

John

pierrebazukhov
January 25, 2005, 01:11 AM
I bought one labeled as "Springfield" a few months ago for about $120. In my part of the country, a cheap 870 Express starts around $240. A cheap Mossberg starts around $190 (I owned one a long time ago and wouldn't buy another one anyway). Anyway, I got a few extra $ for my b-day and wanted a cheap shotgun to do a little small game hunting and keep around the house. Mine had obviously spent much of its life being neglected judging from the rust spots and thick layer of grunge inside. After disassembly and 3-4 thorough cleanings it's action is much slicker than one would expect (slicker than our 870 Express at work, anyway). Maybe it was just the dirt but it's been a beatch getting the thing to work properly. In a way, I kind of like the thing... If I knew then what I know now, I would have put the money down on layaway for the new 870 or a Nova.

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