J.Stevens single shot

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J.Stevens single shot

Postby Lost » Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:45 pm

I bought this shotgun because even though it is over a century old I was and even more so now impressed with the engineering design and craftsmanship. It was abused a bit but it still locks up tight. It had no choke in the 30" barrel so I cut it to 26" and it measures 0.742" ID so a bit modern that way being over bored. I'm looking at Invector plus tubes for it. The barrel band used on the Ruger #1 in 458 Win was just the right size for this barrel and a soak in my bullet casting pot lead at 650 plus degrees expanded it just enough to drop in place, a new front sight finished off the mods so far. I'll post up a pic or two later on but this little gun is very handy and will be even more so with TSS...
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Re: J.Stevens single shot

Postby Dave in AZ » Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:31 am

That lead pot soak /barrel band thing sounds really interesting; I'm not sure what it is though. Definitely need a picture of that!



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Re: J.Stevens single shot

Postby Fishh2o » Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:27 am

Yes my curiosity has been tickled on this one. Please post some picture up Lost.


Roll with it. If you stay above 55 the wheel wont fall off.

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Re: J.Stevens single shot

Postby Lost » Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:59 am

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These Pink coloured Federal Top Gun hulls would leave a hole in the regular 8 pt fold crimp even after I Gaeped them so I cut them off using the Ponsness Warren sizing die as a means to not only hold the hull from moving but as an over all length gauge as well. Since they are to be used in the Stevens I also loaded them down around 1000 fps with lower pressures and will be used on the ATV trips where usually birds are less than 25 yards away but if I put a choke tube in this cut off 26 inch barrel I can stretch that range a bit although using TSS wouldn't require any constriction but I haven't patterned them yet without the tubes. Really liking these P-W reloaders although I said the same thing about all the different MEC loaders I have and have had.
Anyway if anyone would like more information don't hesitate to ask.
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Re: J.Stevens single shot

Postby Lost » Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:13 am

Fishh2o wrote:Yes my curiosity has been tickled on this one. Please post some picture up Lost.


To expand the barrel ring I just put it in the molten Lead at about 650ºF and then just dropped it on the barrel. I didn't take any pics of it floating around in the lead but it did the trick LOL
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Re: J.Stevens single shot

Postby Fishh2o » Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:15 am

Dave in AZ wrote:That lead pot soak /barrel band thing sounds really interesting; I'm not sure what it is though. Definitely need a picture of that!



Lost I'm with dave... What is the lead post soak for and why?


Roll with it. If you stay above 55 the wheel wont fall off.

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Re: J.Stevens single shot

Postby Fishh2o » Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:23 am

Lost wrote:
Fishh2o wrote:Yes my curiosity has been tickled on this one. Please post some picture up Lost.


To expand the barrel ring I just put it in the molten Lead at about 650ºF and then just dropped it on the barrel. I didn't take any pics of it floating around in the lead but it did the trick LOL
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Ahh I you must have been posting while I was.


Roll with it. If you stay above 55 the wheel wont fall off.

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Re: J.Stevens single shot

Postby Lost » Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:48 am

Yep great minds think alike LOL
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Make sure you have it aligned when you start it on because when it stops there is no moving it LMAO....
Got it from Brownells #780-001-005, S145 Sling Swivel Band @ $17.53 almost an inch ID.
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Note: that band is tapered inside so get your direction right before dropping it on..... good luck
My 375H&H #1 measures Ø.850"-Ø.855".




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