View Full Version : Need shotgun advice
March 3, 2007, 09:43 AM
I have an old Stevens model 67E pump shotgun that I want to cut down and put a tube extension on, and a pistol grip stock. I want to turn this into a HD shotgun.I haven't had any luck finding any parts for it.
But I have run across this one..
It is somewhat cheaper priced but I am totally unfamiliar with the name. Any light you can shed on this brand will be greatly appreciated.
March 3, 2007, 11:40 AM
You prolly wont find tactical parts for your Stevens field gun.
I don't know a lot about the Legacy shotguns. But I do know for a few more dollars you can get a Mossberg that is made in the USA and has a good warranty. You can buy a Mossberg tactical shotgun cheaper than you can build one most of the time.
March 3, 2007, 04:10 PM
You won't find any tactical parts for the Stevens Model 67 series, and due to the barrel and magazine design, you cannot install an extended magazine.
The Legacy is apparently imported by Howa of Japan.
Whether they actually make the gun, or have it made for them, I don't know.
However, Howa has an excellent reputation for high quality guns.
Like the Stevens, you will not find any tactical accessories that will fit the Howa either, but they do sell a model with an extended magazine.
In my opinion, since you want to "trick out" a shotgun, I'd recommend shopping around the pawn shops, gun stores, and gun shows for a used Remington 870 pump shotgun.
There are more accessories made for the 870 than all the others combined and no pump gun has a better reputation then the 870, which is a forged and milled steel gun, to everyone else's cast aluminum.
If you shop around you can even buy a new Remington Express gun for not much more then the Howa.
As above, you can also buy a new Mossberg for about the same money as the Howa, and Mossberg makes models already equipped with pistol grip-only stocks and magazine extension.
I will warn you that MOST people who try a pistol grip-only stock quickly go back to a full stock when they shoot the gun and find out the PG-only stock works MUCH better in Hollywood movies then in the "real world".
March 4, 2007, 03:02 PM
Thanks for the advice guys. As for the pistol grip stock, I was wanting a regular stock with the pistol grip on it or a folding stock. The tactical shotguns appear[to me] to have a somewhat shorter stock with the pistol grip integrated into it. It may be an illusion due to the pistol grip though, I haven't really measured any of them to find out.
March 4, 2007, 09:12 PM
You can buy tactical stocks with a pistol grip in shorter lengths.
These are made for use with thick body armor, but work well for most people.
Speedfeed makes several types, including versions with the internal extra ammo storage.
March 4, 2007, 10:06 PM
Re: Stevens model 67E pump shotgun
Run it bone stock. It is the shooter not the shooting iron.
Cutting the barrel will remove any choke. I personally want choke.
For the monies spent on changing this gun, I would spend monies on Lessons, training, ammunition.
Good shooters spend more money on ammunition and training than the gun and any doo-hickey's and curb feelers hanging off one.
Shotgunning: The Art & The Science - Bob Brister is a great investment in arming oneself with knowledge.
Heck a bone stock shotgun is proven. For the monies spent on the Stevens, one can buy a NIB Express Combo with two barrels. Long (26" or 28") for hunting clay games,and a shorter Smooth bore one, with screw in chokes for turkey , deer and Serious Situations.
Just me. I know way to many folks with bone stock shotgun for serious use.
Best kept secret is the 1100 20 ga they shoot skeet with.
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