1974 Stevens


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blarby
November 14, 2012, 08:46 PM
I've spoke about this gun here :

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=665608&highlight=stevens

Briefly, but have a different issue/question now.

:)

Is it possible to have this current double reamed from a 2.75" acceptance, to a 3.5" one ?

I know there are stronger, and newer guns- I'm just wondering if its doable.

Thanks !


As a side note.... anyone know what it would cost to get a set of doubles made for this piece ?

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jaguarxk120
November 14, 2012, 09:10 PM
The Maxium average operating pressure of a 3 1/2 inch 12 gauge shotgun is 14,000 PSI.

The maxium average operating pressure for a 12 gauge 2 3/4 inch shotgun is 11,500 psi.

I don't think you can find a gunsmith that would rechamber the gun for you.

To have a extra set of barrels made -- the cost would far exceed the value of the gun. In fact what it would cost, you could go out and buy several very nice shotguns.

Jim Watson
November 14, 2012, 09:11 PM
I wouldn't.
That much reaming would take you well out into the taper of the barrels and the walls would be very thin at a high pressure zone.

What do you mean by "a set of doubles?"
An extra set of barrels? Couple of thousand dollars.

blarby
November 14, 2012, 09:28 PM
Not an extra- just a new set- in this case- probably a set of 3.5's :)

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