Stevens Single Shot 12ga?

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    Stevens Single Shot 12ga?

    I was at the LGS and there was an old Stevens single shot 12ga that looked lonely. I felt bad for it, but can't decide whether or not to give it a good home. It's kind of hard to pass on a $100 gun...

    Anyone know anything good or bad about the Stevens brand?
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    Savage Stevens has always made decent utility grade rifles and shotguns. When I was growing up every farmhouse had a single shot shotgun (usually a 12ga or 16ga) leaning up in a corner in the kitchen. Many a kid learned to hunt with a single shot shotgun! Enjoy your "new" shotgun!
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    Buy it! Numerich has any replacement part that you may need in the future.
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    I've had a Savage Stevens single shot .410 for nearly 50 years. It still looks nearly new, reliable, well made and fun to shoot.
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    12 gauge single shot is gonna have a nice kick to it. Solid gun though.
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    A Stevens 20 ga was my first shotgun, for my 12th Xmas. And it saw a fair amount of use. Its my son's, now. And will probably be his son's, one day.

    Still as good as it ever was.

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    Mine isnt a Stevens, but I have an old single shot 12ga that I got from a friend. His grandpa bought it from an auto parts store back in the 60s. It still shoots great.

    A single shot 12ga isnt flashy, tacticool, or even very fun to shoot (3" 00 buck from a light gun with a plain wood buttpad = ouch), but it still puts a 12ga shell down range. Its great to keep around the house or even in your vehicle for a utility, general purpose gun. Whether its hunting, pest control, or putting an injured animal out of its misery, it will do the job.

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    I've got a Setvens Champion 20 Ga single that my Dad bought new in the late 30's. He carried it for many Dove hunts, and now, it gets the honor of dropping the first Dove of each new season. I'm not as good with it as he was, but it's still fun to shoot.

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    I recently bought the modern rendition of the single shot 20 ga. Its an H&R Tamer. Its my knock around ATV/ truck gun.
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    100 Bucks would buy a dozen at one time. Those things are every where. I bet we have at least 10 of the in old boxes.

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