Stevens introduced its Model 555 Over-Under shotgun around two years ago as an affordable field gun for those who couldn’t, or wouldn’t, go in for a lot of the high-priced double guns on the market. The Model 555 was a reliable option that performed well and wouldn’t break the bank. However, as is so often the case, there was also demand for a Stevens 555 with additional features and options.
Now, Stevens is addressing that with the introduction of its new 555 Enhanced, which features several upgrades. Namely, these include a new Imperial walnut stock and forend, auto shell ejector, and laser-engraved Filigree ornament receiver.
The Imperial walnut stock and forend and laser-engraved Filigree ornament receiver upgrades are perhaps more aesthetic than strictly functional. However, the auto shell ejector is a definite improvement, which allows the shooter to more easily eject spent shells and insert new ones.
The Stevens 555 Enhanced Over-Under features a lightweight aluminum receiver that’s scaled to gauge and includes a steel insert to reinforce the breech. This allows for the gun to remain light (5 1/2 to 6 pounds, depending on gauge), while remaining very sturdy and rugged.
Other features that come standard include a manual tang-mounted safety and a single, selective mechanical trigger. Five interchangeable choke tubes also ship with the 555 Enhanced to fit any shooting discipline or intended use, and the barrel is chrome-lined to help improve its service life.
The new Stevens 555 Enhanced Over-Under shotgun is available in 12-, 20-, and 28-gauge models, and in a .410-bore model. Pricing is the same across all models at $863.
For more information on the new Stevens 555 Enhanced, visit the Stevens website.
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