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1974 Stevens

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by blarby, Nov 14, 2012.

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  1. blarby

    blarby Member

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    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 ?
     
  2. jaguarxk120

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    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.
     
  3. Jim Watson

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    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.
     
  4. blarby

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    Not an extra- just a new set- in this case- probably a set of 3.5's :)
     
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