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#1 Geo17pip

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  • Home Range:NY State

Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:58 PM

My grandfather wants to hand this gun down to me. Its in amazing condition, he only used it a few times in the 50's and 60's he told me. My question is, can I clean and lube it up and be ready to go or should I take it to someone? Its not broken and is functioning just fine. Its been sitting in its case in a dry closet for years. Also do you guys think I can shoot slugs out of it? Its a smooth bore. Ill try to get some pics up soon.

George

#2 Tactical Turtle

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  • LocationJackson nj
  • Home Range:Brick Armory

Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:13 PM

If you choose to just go out and shoot it ... I would use low brass shells luke bird or game shot. Now should you have it looked at thats upto you. I honestly wouldn't waste the money if the gun has no rust on it and no cracks on the barrel or receiver. For good measure you can do the old string on the trigger set up to test it. Good luck
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#3 Geo17pip

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:23 PM

Yeah man I was thinking the same thing. Its in great condition no cracks no rust no nothing and yes I wouldn't want to waste the money haha

#4 Tactical Turtle

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:34 PM

So grab a couple sand bags and support it tie a string to the trigger and see what happens. U can shoot slugs out of it. Make sure u grab rifled slugs. Just he careful the first couple of times
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#5 Scrap

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  • LocationFlorida

Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:22 AM

Now to play the opposite end of the spectrum, obviously this gun holds a lot of value to you and who knows what the cash value is , but it's irreplaceable to you right? What's the harm in spending little cash to get a gunsmith to at least give it an expert eye perhaps a little TLC/Once Over/if nothing else a nice cleaning and babying. It would ease your mind, increase safety and security of the gun and probably make it look and function better no? Anyway thats just how I see it , unless it was hundreds of bucks I cant see how $50 or even 75? worth of a gunsmiths time and effort would not be worth every penny.
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#6 Geo17pip

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:06 AM

Ok so I have an update. It wont fire. You load a shell into the chamber and you see that the rear cocking peice is all the way back, but the trigger wont nudge. Yes the saftly was off. Then when I tried extracting the shell, the bolt gets stuck and you have to force pull the bolt back in order to pop the shell out. Any idea as to what might be wrong? I will take it to a gunsmith.


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#7 pasu0115

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  • LocationSomerset County, NJ
  • Home Range:Cherry Ridge

Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:54 PM

I have one and bring it out pheasant hunting once in a while. In regards to shooting slugs, i wouldn't unless it was cylinder/ improved cylinder choke.

#8 Parker

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  • Home Range:Thunder Mountain & Mountainville, N.Y.

Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:31 PM

  • Do you know what the model number is? It should be on the left-side of the barrel where it says Sears.
  • When you open the bolt, then hold the trgger to the rear, can you remove the bolt from the action?

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#9 Scrap

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:21 PM

Read my post over again.
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#10 Geo17pip

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:51 AM

Yes you're right Scrap thank you. Will do!

#11 Geo17pip

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:53 AM

Parker no there is a flat head screw you have to remove to take out the bolt out. Ill post the model # tomorrow. Im at my GF's house hehe

#12 Parker

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  • Home Range:Thunder Mountain & Mountainville, N.Y.

Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:59 AM

With the flathead screw on the left side of the receiver it would probably be the Stevens equivalent. These are solid, robust and reliable shotguns. If it were mine I would completely disassemble it and try to find the problem. There are so few parts on these they are easy to troubleshoot, but it sounds like you need to take it to a 'smith.

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