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Gutting a 219 in preparation for black nitride, then getting it back together and functioning again - now that’s an adventure.  Report results, please, with photos.

Savage 220 Single Shot Hammerless Shotguns / Re: 28 gauge first production
« Last post by Garnett on June 29, 2020, 09:28:06 AM »
Sentry,  My 28 gauge is a M220A made at Chicopee in 1954.  It is a standard gun with a walnut non-fluted stock.  The is another on Gun Broker now, also a 220A.  GB # 872663612.  It appears to be a standard unaltered gun.  The pictures are of a poor quality.  The 28 gauge was introduced in 1954.  They are hard to find.
Savage 220 Single Shot Hammerless Shotguns / 28 gauge first production
« Last post by Sentry44 on June 29, 2020, 08:47:29 AM »
Hi Garnett,

Been a while.  Hope all is good down south. 

Having acquired a .22 Hornet and .410 at long last, my attention is turning to 28 gauge.  But as I look through old and current listings on the interweb, most seem to be later guns.

Are there first generation, Utica marked 28 gauges?  Or did they all come after?

Did you sell the 25-20 ammo?
Buy, Sell, Wanted, and Trade... / Re: Stevens 180 Hammerless
« Last post by Garnett on June 27, 2020, 05:42:23 PM »
Mike, thanks for posting.  It is a beautiful early gun.  A gunsmith friend here in Selma has one for sale in his shop.  I had never seen that model before and neither had he when he purchased at a gun show.  I did some research and identified it for him.  I agree that Savage may have gotten the idea from this gun.  While I believe the actions are totally different, the concept is the same and the general overall lines are very similar.  I hope it finds a good home.
Buy, Sell, Wanted, and Trade... / Stevens 180 Hammerless
« Last post by OhioMike on June 27, 2020, 03:58:10 PM »
There's one for sale on Gunbroker. This would make a interesting addition to a collection. Has some pitting but looks to be a quailty gun from its era.Is it the basis for the Savage 220?
Steve, thank you very much, it sure sounds like the way to go..

Again, thanks for this additional information.

Oh, another thing:  if you’re planning any drilling and tapping, be sure to do it before Black Nitride, ‘cause you won’t be doing it afterward.

Steve, Thanks for sharing this with us!
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