Originally Posted by FAW3
Now, since this Sunday we are going pheasant hunting...and his 15th birthday right around the corner...I know he would like a double like dad's Browning O/U 12 ga...so I scored:
A very nice, tight and good looking Stevens M311a dated 1952 in 20ga. These are often available in a variety of conditions...and this is a good one IMO. As a simple double barrel is hard to beat and I really liked the automatic safety feature (if you open the action the tang safety moves to ON).
Bonus Points...mom likes it also...she say's she's tired of the 12ga!!!
I grew up shooting my grandfather's Stevens M311A in 16ga. I killed many a deer with that gun in LA (Lower Alabama for you Yankees.)
He passed away unexpectedly a week before I graduated basic training, in May of 2003. He had set that gun aside to give me, but I was moving around a bunch back then, so it resided with my parents until this year. I had all but forgotten about it when my dad pulled it out to send home with me. I'll have to pull it out and get some photos. The M311A defines simplistic functionality.
Sent from the voices in my head and transcribed by their drinking buddy...