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Clance

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J. Stevens No. 180?
« on: March 20, 2022, 09:36:27 PM »
I recently purchased a single shot shotgun that I pretty sure is a Stevens No. 180 in 20ga.  I've try and research the weapon but I have found very little on the web in my search.  Can someone direct me to a possible resource where I can learn more about this neat little shotgun?  My primary questions are how many were produced and in what numbers for the individual barrel lengths and gauges.   Thank you!
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Garnett

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Re: J. Stevens No. 180?
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2022, 10:06:04 AM »
Clance, I am not familiar with this model.  Can you post a picture?  That might help other readers.  Good luck on your search.

Clance

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Re: J. Stevens No. 180?
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Garnett

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Re: J. Stevens No. 180?
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2022, 10:58:49 PM »
I saw one of these at a gun show not long ago.  It appears to be a well made action, but much more complicated than the later 219/220's.

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Re: J. Stevens No. 180?
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2022, 03:53:40 PM »
I looked this gun up in one of my info books from 2005, "Standard Catalog of Firearms".  It does not list the 180, but starts with the 182 which is a much cheaper gun.  Google "Stevens 180 Shotgun" and you will find some interesting information.  This was a high quality gun for single barrels at the time.   A unique feature is the ability to convert from standard to auto ejector with 2 turns of an adjustment screw.

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Re: J. Stevens No. 180?
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2022, 10:33:39 AM »
I've got a Stevens ad for the180 some place.  If I can find it,  I'll take a pic and email it to Garnett.  I suspect the 180 was just too expensuve for a market that was getting used to repeaters.

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Re: J. Stevens No. 180?
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2022, 11:55:52 AM »
Mike, thanks for your input!