New Stevens S1220 Shotguns?

Stevens S1220

Savage Arms may be ready to launch a new line of shotguns under the Stevens brand. Several online sites have started showing a number of Stevens S1220 shotguns, a gun not shown on the Savage Arms website.

The Stevens S1220 shotguns appear to be autoloading shotguns that are similar to, or perhaps even based on, the S1200 shotgun that was announced in 2016. The S1200 is a 12 gauge shotgun while the S1220 is shown as a 20 gauge shotgun. The naming would certainly suggest the guns share the same lineage.

According to the specifications posted, the new shotguns will have three different barrel lengths available: 24″, 26″ and 28″. All have vent rib, blued steel barrels and a 3″ chamber that will also accept 2 3/4″ shells. The magazine will hold five shells of either size.

The models that I have seen listed all have black synthetic stocks. The original S1200 line has both synthetic and hard wood stocks. I would not be surprised to see Savage Arms introduce wood stocked version of this gun.

A full set of five chokes (full, modified, improved modified, cylinder bore and improved cylinder bore) appear to be included with these guns. The guns are also shown to be inertia driven – the same as the 12 gauge shotguns.

The websites list the suggested retail price at $571. This is the same price as the S1200. However, none of this information has been officially provided to us by Savage Arms. So, pricing and other details could be changed prior to announcement – or even just wrong. However, since the information is publicly viewable online (thank you Google,) I am sharing the information here.

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  • Major Tom

    Why only 5 round tubes? Trying to be California compliant?

    It just seems so antiquated to have such low counts.

    • Edeco

      Eh, in theory I favor full length tubes, but I’m not surprised… Mossberg lead with a traditional sporting version of the SA20. Not my department but for large birds I could see the short tube swinging better.

      • Person

        If the shotgun is imported into the United States, don’t hold your breath for extended tubes. Thanks, 922(r).

    • Person

      922(r) is probably the reason these shotguns are imported with standard “sporting” magazines. They come with a cutoff plug to limit the capacity to two below the barrel and one in the barrel for waterfowl season. Some states allow up to 5 round magazines (and beyond) for big game seasons. The only time I can have a firearm with a capacity of over five rounds while hunting in my state is while hunting predators, varmints, and small game.

      • uncle fester

        As a budget offering, the choice of a five round magazine was smart. I suspect most of their buyers will be budget minded hunters.

        With few aftermarket part options, are they really going to sell many to “tactical” buyers?

        • Kelly Jackson

          Person is correct, it’s because it’s an imported semi auto and it’s limited to 5 rounds.

    • derpmaster

      I’d guess that it’s predominantly designed as a budget sporting shotgun. 2+1 is the limit basically everywhere in the US. A 5 round tube isn’t half bad, really.

  • RSG

    All these shotgun companies need to put out at least one auto loading model with a pistol grip and an adjustable AR style stock for under $700. I’m in the market and it’s slim pickings. Seems that the only reasonable offerings are the AK platform shotties. Any suggestions that don’t involve Turkish firearms?

    • Art out West

      and an 18-20″ barrel

      • Art out West

        But frankly I’m generally content with pump action for my defensive shotgun, and semi-auto for my defensive rifles.

  • derpmaster

    I wonder if this is a Savage build or just a re-brand of a Turkish shotgun.

  • Rimfire

    I’m pretty sure it is Chinese made, just like their pump shotguns.

  • Raptor Fred

    Where do you send one of these for repairs, 中国 or Türkiye ????

  • Kelly Jackson

    Looks an awful lot like the CZ 712 Utility, another Turkish gun

  • gunsandrockets

    Very good. I’ve been looking for a lower cost inertia-recoil operated 20 gauge.

  • Mark Horning

    Anyone know for certain if these are Turkish or ChiCom? (They obviously aren’t made here)