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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:01 pm 
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Hey all.
I realized last night I don't have any pics of my shotgun...so I had to take some :mrgreen:
It's a Stevens 258a 20ga (but you know that by the title). Picked it up for very little cash last summer.
Not sure what year mine is. No serials, but if my research is correct, production ceased before the GCA anyway.
3 shots (2 in mag, 1 chambered)... and the mags can go for almost half the price of the gun (maybe more depending on where you buy it.
I am not sure what kind of wood the stock is. I read these were made of Walnut, but this hardly looks dark enough.
The mag has no makers stampings. I do not know if it is aftermarket, or original. I have not been able to turn up much information at all about this model, aside from an approximate date range of manufacture. I cannot even find out what the chamber size is (as far as if it can take a 3" shell, I know it'll take 2 3/4").
Overall, decently clean, and relatively well maintained when I got it. The bore is smooth, and pit/corrosion free (does that matter in a shotgun? :lol: ).
However, I do think the wood was re-finished at some time... so it might be a candidate for a strip down, restain, and wax.
Thoughts?

Here are the pics, because I know we like gun porn.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:08 pm 
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I don't think they had walnut they were just stained to look like it.

I'm sure it was once a darker color, probably had a black paint band on the nose of the stock.

It probably looked like this one here quite literally before it was refinished. :lol:

http://www.auctionarms.com/closed/displ ... =7783354.0

I would refinish it too but back to original.

It could be stain deposits, but in the one pic I do kind of see some darker areas deep in the grain that looks like black paint, and it is in that area.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:14 pm 
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Thanks for the information. Mine doesn't look as rough as the one auctioned, but I also paid a little more for this one.
I could strip the gunk, restain it, paint the noseband... then oil it, or polycoat? What was the original finishing method on this shotgun?
Seriously, anyone who can lend any information would be helpful. I have googled a bit over the months and turn up very little information.
Function over form any day of the week, but it wouldn't take much to dress this one back to how it came.

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It's perfectly functioning right now right?


As for their original finishing techniques, I would like to know as well, my 15A is in need of a refinish and does look a bit like the shade and sheen of the one in the auction I found.

Candyman in the stock care section would probably be the one to know, 'cause the Candy man can.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:33 pm 
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Oh yeah, mechanically it's fine. It lives in the corner next to my bed.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:53 pm 
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If you pull the clip out and look at the front of it- is there a small hole in it that fits against what looks like a small screw in the front tang?


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