Savage Arms, under the Stevens label, is beginning to grow a substantial inventory of firearms for itself. It’s newest offering is their first semi-automatic shotgun: the Stevens S1200. This model will be offered in a flurry of configurations that consumers would expect such as black synthetic, walnut and camouflage patterns. At the moment, 12 Gauge is the only caliber being offered with barrel lengths of 26 and 28 inches.
Savage Arms had this to say about their newly unveiled shotgun:
Stevens is proud to offer its first semi-automatic shotgun, the new 12-gauge S1200. The S1200 provides reliable, inertia driven semi-automatic performance at an attractive price. Shipments of this new product are now being delivered to dealers.
The 6.6-pound S1200 features a smooth-shooting inertia system and is available with a walnut, camouflage synthetic, or all-weather matte black synthetic stock. It has a 3-inch chamber, rotating bolt and is offered with a 26- or 28-inch vent-rib barrel that accepts the Beretta Mobilchoke system.
One nice feature about this new model is its inertia-driven system which is a proven work-horse when it comes to shotguns. Also, the fact that it uses the common Beretta choke system means people will not be scrambling for yet another style of choke tubes. With the current MSRP prices fluttering around $550 – $650 on the varying models, it appears to be a good value for consumers. After these survive a fall waterfowl season and possibly a spring turkey and clay pigeon season we will know if these have true staying power.
To see the full press release from Savage Arms on these Stevens S1200 shotguns, click HERE.
To view the specifications on Savage Arms website, click HERE.