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    Posted: 21 March 2020 at 20:13
So, time for a history search among all of you...........

I found some info/pictures on an i-net search....interesting....however interested in any info/comments/first hand knowledge-experiences you may have on/with the Stevens M240 circa 1940-1950 timeframe.

What do any of you know of the Stevens 240 o/u .410 with two (2) hammers/two triggers?
Seems to be an interesting piece of firearms nostalgia. 
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Sounds interesting but I've never seen one. 

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The 240 was made on a modified version of the 24.  It was the low cost O/U as Savage made a nice O/U HAMERLESS the model 420.  The 240 is now selling higher than the 420, I think.  Probably because it had little exceptance with American hunters(low sales)...hammers were just old fashion, and no safety.  After WW-2 hunters wanted hammerless single trigger guns.
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Seems like the M420 was a standard sized o/u style shotgun while the M240 was based on the Savage/Stevens o/u .22/.410 types ONLY with both bbls being bored as .410 caliber. So actually different rational/markets for each of them. Agree hammer guns were on the way out after WWII. I saw a 240 in a gun store that was Still Open last week anyway. Just a neat piece of firearms history I think. It has Double Hammers & two triggers. I guess the "safety" is don't cock the hammer(s) until ready to fire.
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I never minded the double triggers, but don't like the hammer.

I have a break action single H&R 28 for turkey this year.  clumbersome and ugly in one package (but it works).

Can't hunt spring turkey with a rifle or I'd use my 22 rf.  But on one property I'll be using my cross-bow, works good on birds out to 30 yards....further than that they can 'jump the string'
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No rifles allowed for turkey hunting in WI. Spring and fall hunts are available and now we can use dogs in the fall hunts. Still too much snow here to get around in the woods easily. Not melting fast nuff still too cold at nite. Season opens here in April. Lottery to get a season. Several 5 day seasons inside the total time allotted for the hunt. Extra tags offered via online application if not all sold out...first come gets em.
 
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I'd love to use a rifle, but that is a no-no.  The FMJ 22 mag would be perfect.  Shoot right at wing joint.
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