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ID a shotgun

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by spook, May 14, 2005.

  1. spook

    spook Well-Known Member

    I bought a pump shotgun today and I would like to identify it. The barrel is stamped 'PROOFTESTED - 12 GUAGE' and '2 3/4 INCH CHAMBER'. The stocked is attached by tangs and the lower tang has the serial number 47xx. The safety is mounted on the upper tang. There are no other markings on the gun that I can find.
  2. Gordon

    Gordon Well-Known Member

    Looks like a Stevens 720, a Browning design. Does it have a square hole in top of the reciever?
  3. spook

    spook Well-Known Member

    It does have a square hole in the top of the receiver. This appears to be where the bolt locks. Thanks for the ID.
  4. mnrivrat

    mnrivrat Well-Known Member


    Actualy it is a Stevens , but it is the model 520

    They were in fact a browning design and are a pretty good shotgun. They are also take down models if you haven't noticed.
  5. cane

    cane Well-Known Member

    I carried one of those for a couple of years, 40 years ago. Used hard znd frequently and never let me down. I would have liked to bring it home but obviously my replacement needed it more. Good solid under reated shotgun.
  6. Gunsnrovers

    Gunsnrovers Well-Known Member

    Looks to be a 520. I have a 620 (rounded receiver) from just about 1940.

    I love mine. Very slick action. The take down does make for handy transport.
  7. Chawbaccer

    Chawbaccer Well-Known Member

    Its a cutie with that ol hump back ain't it.
  8. Gordon

    Gordon Well-Known Member

    I ment Stevens 520 :eek:

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