New 20-gauge Shotguns From Stevens

Just in time for hunting season Stevens is coming out with some new additions to their 320 line: 20-gauge pump shotguns. The new additions include four models in two field-grade and two security versions. The field-grade versions come in both standard and youth-size.

As with their 12-gauge counterparts, these 20-gauge models have dual slide bars, rotary bolts, and synthetic stocks. Each shotgun holds 5 rounds, plus one. The standard-size field shotgun has a 26″ vent rib barrel while the youth-size has a 22″ vent rib barrel. Security versions both have 18 1/2″ barrels with one model having a pistol grip while the other has a ghost ring and pistol grip.

Stevens is a subsidiary of Savage Arms, a company that was originally founded in 1894. Arthur Savage founded the company after a number of years and some rather interesting occurrences, and before long Savage began manufacturing everything from high-powered rifles to .22 rimfires. In 1920 they bought J. Stevens Arms and the rest is, as they say, firearms history.

Visit the company’s website at MSRP varies from $235 to $260.

Chief Lame Deer and his Savage rifle, circa 1919

Chief Lame Deer and his Savage rifle, circa 1919

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  • Rimfire

    Chi-com version of the venerable old Winchester 1200/1300 pump guns. Even use Winchoke tubes on the field barrels. I wonder about the quality as the price is great. Any users out there?? Comments? If dressed in camo some of these may make a good turkey gun for the money also.

    • If you want to hunt make sure to get the field one since it has a cap to limit to three total rounds.

      You load them chamber first then the tube. You cannot pump them without firing them unless you press a manual release button. Recoil is surprisingly light almost non existent to me using buck. Slugs would be another matter. Note since it is a short barrel the range before shot scatters is low. But for home defense 15-20 feet is usually all you need for range and maneuverability is more important.

  • Paul White

    anyone used these? I want a security shotgun in 20 gauge pretty bad (can’t handle 12 gauge recoil anymore). The one with the ghost sight and pistol grip is tempting but I don’t want a POS

    • DickDanger

      I don’t own these, but I’ve heard way to many times times that these a complete junk. I’m not dissing these because they’re made in China. In fact, my favorite shotgun is a Hawk 870 knock-off with ghost ring sights. My recommendation is to do some research.

      • That was on the first run in which the welds were not good so after a few hundred rounds the shotgun fell apart.

    • CS

      You may as well get an AR variant in your favorite caliber. 6.8spc fits that bill nicely.

    • Recoil on the 12 gauge with buck is very light. Almost don’t even feel it on the shoulder. You just gotta make sure you oil it at least once a year and take it out to a range ( a good number of indoor ranges don’t advertise that they will let you use a shotgun if you use buck and not slugs or exotic ammo) to fire a couple dozen rounds to exercise it.

  • Jack Burton

    If they’re made by Norinco like the 870 clones then the quality should
    be quite good. Just a matter of whether you prefer the 1300, Ithaca 37(Stevens 350) or 870.

    • sam

      Wow, an Ithaca 37 clone; useful info 😀

    • Wetcoaster

      It’s interesting because I don’t recall seeing any of Norinco’s own products up here showing up in 20 GA. I’d love to see a 20 GA counterpart to the Grizzly MAG (870 action with box magazines)

  • Southerner

    This will make a great lightweight slug hunter and fun gun with superior sights and smoothbore for use with inexpensive 20 gauge rifled slugs. I hope Savage/Stevens will offer this ghost ring version with a conventional stock like the #19487 12 gauge version. Many hunters find the vertical pistol grip stocks awkward for field use.