Should I cut down my Stevens 311 SxS?

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  1. 788Ham

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    madmike,

    The shorter set of barrels looks like a real "salad shooter" ! Guessing 12", maybe 14" ? Hell hath no fury.......... Never mind me, I see whats taken place, my bad.
     
  2. Saddlebag Preacher

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    Here's mine cut down for a Reenactment. It came out as a "paragon" but it's the same as the 311. 18.5 inch barrels and bead reinstalled.
     

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  3. madmike

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    The "Shorter set" are the cut off muzzles. They're not good for anything.
     
  4. One_Jackal

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    Unlike birdshot, buckshot holds a tighter pattern from a gun with a cylinder choke. When you shoot buckshot through a full choke it deforms the pellets. I am willing to bet with the proper load for that gun it will hold a pattern out to 40 yards. One thing that you did do is make the gun worthless. Right now it has a value of about $50. With a couple of coats of linseed oil on the stock it would have brought over $200.
     
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    What I'd do if I had that conundrum, sell it and buy a Baikal coach gun.

    But, it's your gun, your decision. It's not good for much as a field gun, so cutting it down wouldn't be blasphemy IMHO. :D But, then, I never really cared much for 311s.
     
  6. LUCKYDAWG13

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    i had my 311 cut down to 22" it was great wish i still had it
     
  7. Carl N. Brown

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    Stevens made an 18" barrel version as 311R that was handy as a police stake-out gun.

    Quite frankly, looking about I have found little or no collector interest in 311s; they are treated as old guns, sturdy farmer's specials may be.

    I wonder if you could duct tape them to a stick and turn it in for a gift card at a "gun buyback" event? :evil:
     
  8. madmike

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    Brilliant. Along with the gutted Carcano and a broken Jennings.
     
  9. AABEN

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    I will go alone with this man that gun should bring around 500.00
     
  10. madmike

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    I'll sell you as many as you want at $500. I'll be buying them on Gunbroker at $250.

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Side-By-Side-Shotguns/BI.aspx?Keywords=stevens+311

    Except for .410s
     
  11. DammitBoy

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    Most Stevens are asking $300 at every gunshow I go to and gunbroker shows many for less. Unless it's a 16ga - cut it up.

    I used to buy stevens/sears for $75 at pawnshops all day long and then cut them down to a 19" with a pistol grip and sell them for $200+ over and over again.
     
  12. Jim Watson

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    I never felt an urge to saw off my 27" Verney Carron for CAS. I did have the chokes let out to .005", about Skeet.
     
  13. Pete D.

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    I wonder what the OP decided to do. His second post was his last in this thread...April of last year.

    I have a old Savage model 430 O/U 12ga. I cut the barrels to 20 inches. Despite the fact that it is a quick handling gun, I have regretted the change since. The chop really changed the swing dynamics.
    Pete
     
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