View Full Version : J Stephens 20 Gauge - Some Help Please

02-15-2012, 8:02 PM
A friend gave me this old shotgun today. Said he bought it for $5 years ago planning on having it re-blued and fixed up, but never got around to it. Not sure what to do with it yet, just looking for some information.

Barrel says "Electro Steel". Cant find a date stamp just yet.

So, beat up stock (he said he has a piece of 2" Thick walnut for me to make a stock from), and I think i found a few online... But is it worth fixing up? Maybe put $100 into it? Safe to fire?

The pad he gave me with it is pretty cool as well. (Old Guys Rock)

02-16-2012, 6:36 AM
I wouldn't do anything to it.I would clean it up install the pad.Make sure the action is tight and there is not a very large gap between the barrel and the action and that the barrel is clean of all rust and debris.If you have any worries have a Gunsmith check her out she should be ok to shoot.They were built like tanks back then.