View Full Version : Got an old Stevens 311 that was cut to a coach gun, and beat down, so I'm refurb it.

05-30-2012, 8:10 AM
Well, I traded 2 boxes of .45, and 2 boxes of .223 with a 6 pack for an old Stevens 311 that needed work. It had a cool custom leather cheek piece on it that was hand made umpf teen years ago, and had pain on the receiver, rust or at least a bit of surface rust on the barrel. Had some issues with a sticky extractor, and parts in general just needed cleaning, lubing, and some redoing. I'm deciding on barrel finish if I want to do the flat black parkerized look, or go with a true bluing job. I'm going to Tru-oil the stock and fore end so that should look nice. Butt plate is in good condition. This is how it started:

(And yes, what looks like rust, is. It sat under a bed for over 10 years.)


After taking the stock off, stripping it, spending 2 hours at a buffing wheel, sanding by hand with a 1000 grit, and trying to get the receiver back to stainless rather than painted awful black, this is what I have so far:


I'll give more progress as I go along, but I'm trying to make it into a nicer little coach gun of sorts. It was a fun cheap project.

I got it for about $40 or so and I figure if I drop $25.00 into it, I'm good to go!

06-03-2012, 8:57 PM
Well, now I'm screwed, LITERALLY. The screw that goes into the cocking piece flat broke on me when I broke it open. I don't know if I tightened it too much or what, but all of a sudden, it got awful hard to open. The good news is that I still have the piece and may be able to get a screw to function in it if I can find one, but till then, I'm gonna have a parts gun.

CC Gunsmithing
06-03-2012, 9:01 PM
Aw Crap!

06-03-2012, 9:07 PM
Think I found a source, but its a bit sketchy.

CC Gunsmithing
06-03-2012, 9:12 PM
No luck at Numrich or the others?