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rednorvo 08-05-2013 08:40 PM

Stevens 320 Security Shotgun
 
I have a Stevens 320 18-1/2" barrel security shotgun and am having trouble with the length of pull on the stock. I am 5 ' 7 " and can't take a good shooting stance and still be comfortable on the gun. I need a 12" lop but can't find a replacement stock that fits the gun. Anyone have advice?

BillM 08-05-2013 09:21 PM

Welcome to the forum.

The Stevens 320 is a Chinese knock-off of the Winchester 1300. There are
short buttstocks available for the 1300--whether or not they will fit the 320
I do not know.

If you want to retain the pistol grip your best bet might be to shorten the existing
stock. It's synthetic, most likely hollow, and probably a pain in the butt to shorten.
Not a DIY project for a total newb, but if you have some experience it's doable.

ETA: Just looked at the Brownells catalog. They sell a couple of adjustable
pistol grip buttstocks that fit the 1300. Cheapest is 019-000-013

Looks like they are made by this outfit http://www.atigunstocks.com/mossberg-tactical-stocks/241-six-position-shotgun-pistol-grip-stock-standard-forend.html

rednorvo 08-06-2013 12:18 AM

Thank you. I have tried all of the adjustable butt stock mfg. and no luck. I also tried Hogue. This is the first good lead that I've had. I'll take a look at the Winchester and hope that I can find a solution. I really don' t know how this synthetic stock will react to sawing on it and I don' have a lot of experience in this area but may end up taking it to a gunsmith. Thanks for the help. I'll follow up on the thread

John_Deer 08-10-2013 12:38 AM

A gunsmith can cut a synthetic stock to fit you. The problem is finding a real gunsmith.

rednorvo 08-22-2013 01:17 AM

After much deliberation I decided to take matters in my own hands and cut two inches off the stock on the Stevens. Borrowed a vice and using a hack saw with a fine blade cut off the stock. Some sand paper smoothed off the rough edges and put the butt plate back on. Looks like a factory job and I finally have a comfortable shotgun. 12" length of pull makes a big difference for someone with short arms. Thanks for your suggestions and encouragement.

gunsurplus 09-25-2013 08:25 AM

collapsible stock for stevens 320 i found one
 
Check ebay type in savage stevens 320 its $100 i bought one man its awesome i love it and it will get you the 12 inches you need

texasguy21 05-01-2014 08:50 PM

Rednorvo so when you cut the stock down the butt plate still fit? did you just measure out 2 inches? i have been dying to find a new stock and i have also thought about cutting it.

c3shooter 05-01-2014 09:10 PM

Tex, Red has not posted here since 9-13

John_Deer 05-01-2014 10:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by texasguy21 (Post 1568749)
Rednorvo so when you cut the stock down the butt plate still fit? did you just measure out 2 inches? i have been dying to find a new stock and i have also thought about cutting it.

Most of the time the mounting brackets on a synthetic stock are at least 4" or 5" inches long. Stock makers know that people need to cut shotgun stocks to fit.

I have also seen gunsmiths cut metal or wood brackets to glue with JB weld or their favorite epoxy. I don't know if a metal bracket is a sign of the gunsmiths skill but the metal brackets work better.


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