New Stevens 555 Over and Under Shotguns

Stevens 555

Savage Arms announced the release of a new over and under shotgun called the 555.  The shotguns were first shown at the 2014 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, and are now part of the company’s line-up.

Stevens 555

The shotguns can be had in 12- and 20-gauge, and will accept both 2 3/4″ and 3″ shells.  Aluminum receivers are used to keep the guns relatively light. Savage states the receivers are “scaled to gauge.”  The 20-gauge model weighs 5.5 pounds while the 12-gauge model comes in at 6 pounds.

MSRP is $692 for both models.

Stevens 555

From Savage Arms:

555 Over-And-Under

Stevens has dovetailed performance and value in its new 555 over-and-under shotgun. Its light  aluminum receiver is scaled to gauge and incorporates a steel insert that reinforces the  breech, minimizing weight and maximizing strength. The fast-handling 555 also features a Turkish walnut stock and forend, shell extractors, a manual safety, and a single, selective mechanical trigger—at a price that’s unmatched among comparable over-and-unders. Five interchangeable choke tubes allow the 555 to meet any shooting need.

Features & Benefits

 Lightweight aluminum receiver scaled to gauge
 Single selective mechanical trigger
 Turkish walnut stock and forend
 Chrome-lined barrels
 Tang-mounted safety
 12-gauge specifications: 28-inch barrels, 14 3/8-inch length of pull, 44 7/8-inch overall
length, 2 1/8-inch drop at comb, 6 pounds
 20-gauge specifications: 26-inch barrels, 14 3/8-inch length of pull, 42 7/8-inch overall
length, 2 1/4-inch drop at comb, 5 1/2 pounds

22165 Stevens 555 12-gauge, 2 3/4- to 3-inch chamber 011356 22165 0 $692.00
22166 Stevens 555 20-gauge, 2 3/4- to 3-inch chamber 011356 22166 7 $692.00


Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


Advertisement

  • JR

    Interesting. US made or Turkish?

    • John

      It’s Savage/Stevens so US made is out of the question. I was thinking Chinese at first but that price point screams Turkish. Chinese would be cheaper.

      • Abram

        Why does Savage/Stevens=Not USA made?

        • Zachary marrs

          They don’t make us made firearms, easy as that

    • AEH

      It is amazing that foreign made guns always end up with American names. I know such guns have to be marked with the name of the importing firm, etc. by law. But strangely the name of the original manufacturer is seldom seen on these guns. Is that to suggest such guns are US-made ? Or to disguise the origin ?

      • Sean

        FiatChrysler

  • shotgunswhizz

    not exactly cutting edge news. Turkish made gun, probably very similar to the Academy Yildiz shotguns. This guy has one and seems favorable impressed. I like the mattte black better than the cheaply engraved bare aluminum of the yildiz’s. Some more pictures here http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=247&t=398550&view=next and apparently they take benelli chokes

    and a video of the savage guy demo-ing it. http://www.shootingtimes.com/first-look/first-look-stevens-model-555-overunder-shotgun/

  • Limonata

    idk, I have a Stoeger Condor Competition and a TriStar Viper G2 Sporting both at the same basic price point as the 555 and when I looked the Steven’s in the store I did not see anything too special. The Steven’s IMHO, would have the upper hand in customer service if needed otherwise I do not see it being better than others in the same price point.

    • AC10

      The Stoeger and Tristar come with 5-yr warranties. The Savage comes with one. Enough said.

      • AC10

        Btw, how do you like those two models and how many rounds are through them? Thank you.

        • Limonata

          I am not a competitive shooter, so these do fine for me. I only shoot between September and December and at weekly competition or hunting on club owned land. Within that context, they work great.

          The Stoeger is made in Brazil. It is on the cheap side however you look at it. Not the best fit and finish but the Condor model has nice wood and an adjustable cheek piece that works well. The chokes are not that good so I swapped them out for a Briley set. The ported extended Briley’s help a lot with follow up shots. My Stoeger is also my upland bird and duck hunting gun. No complaints.

          The TriStar Viper G2 is Turkish made and has all the attributes of a Turkish made gun, nice wood, nice trigger, but the porting is not as good and gives your shoulder a workout.

          The guys with the B-guns (Browning, Beretta, Benelli) seem to turn their nose up at my guns, but I could hardly care. To give you an idea, on a good weekend I will shoot 20 – 25 in skeet and 75 to 80 out of 100 for Field Clays. I do it for fun, I hang out with my brother and our two best friends and try our best but do not go crazy. The reason I even have two is because my brother refused to shoot clays with me, so I bought a second and dragged him out and then he was hooked and he purchased his own Viper. Now I use it when I have guests at the range who want to give skeet a try.

          I do not personally believe that a better gun would make me a better shooter. If I really wanted to get to level of some of the guys at my club who shoot 10,000 rounds a month and make up their own loads, perhaps at that point I would go to a B-gun. I use factory loads, usually whatever is on sale, and the only competition is club or charity.

          Sooo, for what I do, they meet my needs.

          Hope that helps

          • AC10

            Much appreciated, thank you. Side note: why do you think the Stevens would have the upper hand in customer service?

          • Limonata

            I have several Savage and Stevens rifles including some for the 50s. When I have had a need to call customer service, they have always picked up the phone quickly, the people are friendly, if needed get you to a gun smith and then ship out what you need quickly. I had a Savage 22lr that I felt was not shooting to the accuracy that a Savage should shoot, I talked to a gun smith, he said “that’s not right” I sent it in, they checked out, called me back, told me I was correct. Fixed the problem and sent me target. Written on the target was “Much better :-)” Yep, it rocked after the fix.

            I have not had a need to call Stoeger, my brother did have to call TriStar and while they “eventually” helped, it was not at the same level as Savage.

          • AC10

            Scratch that. Just saw your post below.

  • Michael

    How can we make a pump shotgun for $200, but a budget double barrel costs $692?

    • iksnilol

      Because a pump doesn’t require regulating (adjusting) two barrels to the same POI.

      Don’t get me started on drillings.

    • Ben

      Not to mention making a single trigger that activates two sears and two hammers. And then if the gun has ejectors, there is a sear and hammer for each ejector, bringing the total up to 4 sears and hammers.

      Also the action has to lock up perfectly tight 3 inches away from the hinge point, requiring a very precise hinge, and a receiver face that is perfectly angled and positioned with respect to the chamber face.

      Pumps and semis are much easier to mass-produce than double barreled shotguns. They might have more large moving parts, but they do not need to have such precise dimensions.

      • Fruitbat44

        Funnily enough I’ve always been puzzled over that one; am now enlightened. Thanks to all who have shed light on my darkness. :-)

  • stevens555rocks

    I have one of the stevens in a 20 Guage it shoots dam good for trap and I have a Tristar single shot I like the stevens better