Stevens 320 Security Shotgun

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by rednorvo, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. rednorvo

    rednorvo New Member

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    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?
     
  2. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    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/mossber...hotgun-pistol-grip-stock-standard-forend.html
     
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  3. rednorvo

    rednorvo New Member

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    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
     
  4. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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

    rednorvo New Member

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    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.
     
  6. gunsurplus

    gunsurplus New Member

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    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
     
  7. texasguy21

    texasguy21 New Member

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    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.
     
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    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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  9. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    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.