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Have a Stevens 22-410 over/under. The selector switch is missing and both firing pins hit at the same time. Gunsmith said it wasnt worth fixing.he Advised that I shouldn't pay I'm $150 to put the switch on a $150 gun..

My question is, is this thing safe to shoot? Would it be worth fixing myself?
 

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Is it worth it to you? How much are you into it? What is your intended use?
As for "safe" that could become a long argument. Some would argue that any firearm that's missing the parts necessary for it to operate in the manner it was designed, is unsafe. Others would say, just load the one barrel you wish to use, and enjoy. I tend toward the first. IMHO, half-assed functioning of firearms is an accident waiting to happen.
 

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My dad took the gun on trade, and later gave it to me. I don't really have much use for the gun. I figured I could use the 22 for squirrels. And maybe let my nephews learn the shoot with it.
 

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Here is all that's left of the selector...I'm pretty confident I could put the new part in. Just have to figure out how to take the receiver apart. To get to it.
 

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Popular "survival" gun these days. SOMEONE will want it, especially as a truck gun. A new part, a little paint...
 

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try Numrich gun parts. they may have the part and do have some good schematics of many firearms. might not be as hard to replace yourself, depending on your skill level.

have to agree with Overkill84, a gun that's missing parts and not working as desinged is unsafe. either fix it properly or sell it to someone and let them. an unsafe firearm is an accident looking for a place to happen.
 

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Sounds like a great project to me. I would order the parts and fix it myself. I am always up to a challenge. I have fired a few guns with a string for the first time.
 

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That`s a Stevens, I would bring it back to it`s former glory, them`s some nice little over & under`s...........Fix It !
 

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That`s a Stevens, I would bring it back to it`s former glory, them`s some nice little over & under`s...........Fix It !
Me too. If you shoot only the .410, the firing pin on the .22 side will probably damage the rim area of the chamber.
 

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My dad took the gun on trade, and later gave it to me. I don't really have much use for the gun. I figured I could use the 22 for squirrels. And maybe let my nephews learn the shoot with it.
Definitely get the gun fixed. The guns are becoming more collectable, especially those early ones with the tenite stocks. Those in nice shape can cost $6-$700. I don't think that's cheap and it won't cost much to get yours into shape. My uncle gave me mine in the 1950's and I've always loved it. Those selectors were always a problem though. When it's repaired make sure you put some blue loctite on the screw, cause they do tend to loosen up and fall out while shooting. This is mine.
 

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It is extremely hard to get parts for those guns. I'm still looking for a front sight for a 24 V series B. If you can fix it, do it and hold onto the gun. It will be valuable some day.
 
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