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    Stevens 235

    A few decades ago a (now deceased) friend of mine gave me a cut down Stevens 235. The 235 has hammers whereas the 335 is hammerless. My friend's name was Lee Vandenburg. To say he was an adventurer would be an understatement. He was the UDT teams (today's SEALS) in WWII and had two ships shot out from under him, at which point he was sent back to the states as an instructor. After the war he became a reservation agent which led to him joining the US Border Patrol during the same time Charles Askins was there. Later on he joined BATF and worked as an undercover agent for them. While undecover he bought the HS pistol used to wack Sam Giancana.

    He carried the 235 extensively during his time on the res. and as a BP agent. He once told me he prevented an Indian uprising by merely dropping two 12ga shells into the chambers while the miscreants looked on.

    That gun was amongst a few a former employer (also dead, may he rot in hell) stole.

    I have searched ever since for a replacement. Not an easy task with the advent of CASS. The ones I found were way too high or wore out.

    I lucked out last weekend and was high bidder on one. The gun has new wood and a large amount of original finish on the barrels. It came to me with 30" tubes but they are now 20" like the one Lee gave me. I once asked him why 20" and not 18". He said he liked the way 20" handled better. I sure do miss Lee.


    Last edited by 29aholic; 11-05-2019 at 02:33 PM.
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    A 335 was my first 12 ga and later got a 235. Still have them and they are good quality guns. But I didn't cut either of them down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaffee View Post
    A 335 was my first 12 ga and later got a 235. Still have them and they are good quality guns. But I didn't cut either of them down.
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    I cut this one because my original was cut

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