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Old November 10, 2019, 04:50 PM   #1
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Stevens 32ga single shot shotgun

I came across a Stevens single shot shotgun in 32ga or 14mm. There is no mention of 32 bore in the Blue Book, searching for more info. Number and dates of mfg. Called Savage ( who took over Stevens) and they told me to write a letter to the Historian. thanks for any info.
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Old November 10, 2019, 05:59 PM   #2
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A Google search on "32 gauge shotgun" will provide hours of reading. The 24 and 32 gauges were semi-popular once, but aren't any longer. You can still get ammo from Fiocchi, Midway USA stocks it.
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Old November 11, 2019, 02:14 PM   #3
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What would you hunt with a 32 gauge?
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Old November 11, 2019, 09:49 PM   #4
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Iver Johnson also made such unusual shotgun gauges in the late 19th century. Hulls and components for are still available today. {I know that for certain.} Charge recipes can be had too.
Tip: Hang tight to that 32 gauge as its a rare shotgun and is quite collectable .
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Old November 12, 2019, 01:16 AM   #5
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What would you hunt with a 32 gauge?
Just about anything you'd hunt with a 410 or almost anything you'd hunt with a 28 ga. It would be great for small birds, squirrel or rabbits.
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Old November 18, 2019, 02:01 PM   #6
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"I came across a Stevens single shot shotgun in 32ga or 14mm. There is no mention of 32 bore in the Blue Book, searching for more info. Number and dates of mfg. Called Savage ( who took over Stevens) and they told me to write a letter to the Historian. thanks for any info."

Here's some info I copied from an old Savage/Stevens book that came from
Moses' estate sale. Hope it helps somewhat:



I'm sure that I have a full box of 25 shotshells for that gauge in my shop.
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