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Jim,

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.

Steve
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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.
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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?

Chris
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Did you sell the 25-20 ammo?
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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.
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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?
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Steve, thank you very much, it sure sounds like the way to go..

Jim
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Again, thanks for this additional information.
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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
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Steve, Thanks for sharing this with us!
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