Old J Stevens Long Tom 12 Ga Needs Help
Newbie here in western north carolina, with gun show find. Couldn't resist for $90 bucks. Tore it all down, glued the cracks in the stock. Reassembled and tightened everything up. Tried my best to hone the bore, choke section cleaned up the nicest, but barrel is scored. Need an ejector spring. It's .270 OD about 17/64, but don't know what the factory length would have been. The pics show the remnant of what might have been the factory spring. I have rigged it with a Colt 1911 main spring, but it tend to buckle at the contact point with the ejector pin. It's compressed to about 1 1/4". I'd like to find a source for that spring. Looks like a flat wound spring. Also toying with the idea of having the barrel backbored. Any sources for that work would be appreciated. I'm gonna take it to the range today and shoot it a bit to see if it stays together. If so I plan on using it at some indoor turkey shoots.