Bead sight was finished today... flushed it out with the barrel wall. Then re squared and crowned muzzle. Barrel was then brass polished, muzzle and crown was polished. All metal work is now done on the 77e. Second coat of Jacobean added to forend. Next step is to refinish all metal and Military issued buttstock. #77e #stevensshotgun #guns #vintageguns #shotguns
77e UPDATE ... Bought a self impacting punch, drilled, tapped and set original NOS bead sight. Also since I can’t find ( YET! ) a correct 26 groove Vietnam forend. I have sourced a 77e NOS civilian 16 groove. Was refinished to Jackobean dark brown as Nam spec was. Original short military issue buttstock finally has shipped from Sarco and will be finished in correct Ebony stain. More to come in next few days ! #77e #vietnamwar #stevensshotgun #fuckya #vintageguns
It’s 5am... I’m dead tired, my frustration level with the Stevens 77 series internals hit a new high tonight ! 0-1000 real quick, no reference or literature on the A model but a 1954 parts schematic.. all my references are from the pic posted lol. Nite My Dudes, before I throw it in the garbage 😂 Well I’ll have to post a YouTube video once I’ve completed it to save the next fella the trouble. #77a #77e #stevensshotgun #vietnamconflict #vintageguns
Just bought at 1949 Stevens 77a. This is the next project and will be turned into a 77e mock-up. Only differences between the model number was things like the corncob forend and slight internals. For the most part a-f are the same in appearance, minus the obvious US marking and swivel mounts and corncobs of the most Vietnam conflict used shotgun the 77e. More to follow as this build will require a barrel cut down and wood change. No cracks at the buttstock that was it downfall during Vietnam 😉👌🏻🤷🏻♂️ #77e #77a #stevens #savage #stevensshotgun #vietnam #vietnamwar
The Riverside Arms company was a division of J.Stevens Arms created in 1914 and ceased producing firearms in the mid 1940's. This seasoned example shows clear signs of bluing loss on the underside of the receiver from where it would have been carried on uncles shoulder during countless successful hunting trips, according to the family. The markings and serial numbers denote a very early production model in the company's first year of production. In most instances it is impossible to say with any degree of certainty what year firearms from this manufacturer were made, due to the absence of written records.🤔🤔🤔Riverside Firearms mysteriously reported all documentation relating to manufacture as "lost" when congress demanded the production of the records by subpoena...just as J.Stevens Arms Co. was accused of war profiteering, following the end of the world war.😉😉😉 Cool eh? This classic 1914 piece is in proper working order and the family has indicated that they would love to see old faithful go to her new loving home soon. Feel free to reach out by way of DM if you wish to speak to the family and let this side by side classic breathe fresh air again.😊😊😊 #cgvrelocationplan #doublebarrel #shotgun #huntingguns #classicguns #12gauge #boomstick #duckhunter #coachgun #1914 #vintagefirearms #coolhistory #toalovinghome #gunloversunite #firearmphotography #canada #riversidearms #stevensshotgun #puttingfoodonthetable #greathistory
Stevens Model 107B, 12 gauge. Customer brought it in needing a trigger guard and missing the front bead sight. Also wanted to get it re-blued, talked him out of the bluing job. Hard to tell from the bad photography, but the original blue and the subsequent patina, have turned this shotgun a deep, rich plumb brown. So we left it alone. New trigger guard & re-drilled & taped for a new bead sight. Whynot Gunsmith Shop.