I doubt it (although you may get lucky). Maybe a low end Stevens 311...but even "cheap" used (Savage Fox B Models) are going for $500+ from what I've seen. I can understand your situation. The Stoeger may be your best bet for $300. Good luck.
Same here and I don't have any concerns about its looks or how I treat it in the woods. It's a rough gun and rough treatment is not an issue. However, I have heard that it's not easy to find a gunsmith to make repairs.
I recently got a Ithica/SKB for $500. They are sweet doubles for sure. Very light weight and a pleasure to carry.
I had the Spartan and hated it. It had the double triggers and often fired both barrels at the same time with a pull of the front trigger.
It had the double triggers and often fired both barrels at the same time with a pull of the front trigger.
WoW! My old O/U has double triggers and it never did that!
It says something about quality of the spartan when a 72 yr old, well used, US made shotgun still functions like a new gun.
I've had the opportunity to shoot clays w/ a selective trigger O/U and could not get used to it after all the years of feeling which trigger I wanted to use...my rear trigger is the top barrel w/ the tighter choke...
4th Generation @ Kamp.
3D - There are STILL a few deer left! You need to pry them out of the developments!