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First of all, it's my own **** fault.

I decided today to learn how to disassemble the thing. I followed directions in the manual. Then I said to myself,

"Hey, let's go a bit deeper." (first sign that I probably should have stopped where I was).

There is what appears to be a takedown screw located on the left side of the reciever above the trigger. I began to unscrew it, and after torking it really hard (second sign that I probably should have stopped where I was), it finally began to unscrew. the threads for said screw are exclusively on the right side of the reciever; it's kind of like a threaded pin. So after unscrewing it, I began to tap it out of the reciever with an allen wrench and a hammer.

The screw/pin got almost all the way out, then wouldnt go any further (probably a 3rd sign that I should have stopped).

I'm still not sure exactly what it's for. After failing to remove the stock after more or less taking the pin out, I decided that it was time to put the thing back together. I began to tap the screw/pin back into it's hole, and to my surprise, it stopped about halfway through. So....Ive been playing with it for 2 hours or so, trying to tap it in, screw it, ANYTHING to get it to go in. Not happening.

The screw is much thicker near it's head and tapers towards the threaded part.

When I look inside the hole, it appears that inside the inner walls of the reciever is the trigger mechanism (maybe?). The hole for this pin was drilled straight through both the reciever and the trigger mechanism, and the mechanism is now off center with the reciever so that the hole is not straight. I cant tell if that is the cause of the problem or not.

Any ideas???

Oh. Otherwise, the shotgun pumps, the trigger clicks, and it seems to be working fine.
 

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There you go. Sorry they're so small; I hope these explain the situation better. Ive been looking around online for resources regarding the same issue. No luck.
 

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There you go. Sorry they're so small; I hope these explain the situation better. Ive been looking around online for resources regarding the same issue. No luck.
You have to take the stock off before you remove that screw to slide the trigger housing out the back. The trigger housing is on a rail milled into the reciever.

The stock should come off easy. Did you get the butt pad off?
 

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I havent removed it yet. Ive been afraid to pry at it too much. How does it come off? I dont see any screws attaching, though that's how I imagined it would attach.
 

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I havent removed it yet. Ive been afraid to pry at it too much. How does it come off? I dont see any screws attaching, though that's how I imagined it would attach.
There should be two tiny holes in the butt pad. Use a phillips head screwdriver and lube it a little to make it go through the rubber easy. Take the butt pad off. You will need a very long regular screwdriver to take the stock off. Shine a flashlight in there, you will see it.

take the stock off and the trigger group will come out. It will be easier to put it back in then.
 

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All is well now; Boris, thanks for your help. Really, without your advice the thing would still be useless. Now it functions!

As a sidenote, the unnaturally long stock is also hollow! What a great place for storing survival crap! I'm thinking Survival Shotgun from Art of Manliness...

Thanks again Boris.
 

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All is well now; Boris, thanks for your help. Really, without your advice the thing would still be useless. Now it functions!

As a sidenote, the unnaturally long stock is also hollow! What a great place for storing survival crap! I'm thinking Survival Shotgun from Art of Manliness...

Thanks again Boris.
no problem. Its why I am here.
 

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For all just recently viewing this post the problem "APAMBURN" is having is due to him not removing the stock first before trying to remove the trigger pin. The trigger housing is being pushed in by the stock putting pressure on that pin. By simply removing the stock first the pin will free up and will be super easy to back out with a screw drive without the need to use a punch or any other tool to remove it.

Come by and check out my full disassembly video on my youtube channel Practical Firearms. Link is right below

 

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First off , great vid , by Practicalfirearms!!. This will come in handy when my brand spankin' new stevens 350 jams for the tenth time in 12 shots!!!!!, no kidding I have never encountered somthing this new that malfunctions so bad. Talk about embarrassing holding up the trap line!! The other guys were very helpful, even gave me a couple of shells of Federal brand seemed to eject smooth, we sort of narrowed it down to the Winchester ammo, one of the guys suggested it caused his higher end gun to jam also. So anyone got any of the same problems??
 

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Perhaps I'm just anal retentive but, shouldn't the 1st thing he shows is checked that the weapon is clear of live ammo? I realize that step is a given for experienced gunners, but isn't that video and one like it aimed at the not so experienced?
 

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we sort of narrowed it down to the Winchester ammo, one of the guys suggested it caused his higher end gun to jam also. So anyone got any of the same problems??
I had trouble with those cheap walmart bulk winchester universal low brass shells in two different pumps.

An old Stevens 97 and a mossberg 500.

Besides not unlocking the slide 4 out of 5 times like every other shell does without manually having to push the release to pump it, I tried some in the other shotgun and the first shot got hung up in the chamber and the extractor wouldn't pull it out.

I had to get a cleaning rod to stick down the barrel to pop it out.

Out of curiosity, do these stevens 350's have dual action bars and all metal parts like trigger guard and stuff (except the furniture of course)?

If they do, I want to look into them more. I already own several old stevens shotguns and they've been great guns throughout the years.
 

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Stevens 350

Hi John A
It appears to be a fairly well made gun and all metal , ( exept for the furniture) , love that line , but ya check out the vid . I bought some Federal ammo , but have to get ot the range to see. The last shell that jammed , couldn't be removed even with a wood dowel, my last resort was to hold the barrel and tap the butt on the ground, it released. But I will have to see next shoot, with different ammo.
 
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