I finally picked up a double barreled 12 gauge, my first one! It is called the Stoger Uplander. It has 3" chambers and 24" barrels with a single gold colored trigger, tang safety and the stock appears to be stained walnut or hard wood with varnish finish. It came with interchangeable IMP./Mod. choke tubes and I replaced both with Briley IMP cylinder choke tubes for consistency. There are 2 gold beads on top of the rib. I plan on running No. 7 1/2 shot, 3" Brenneke Black Magic Slugs and low recoil tactical buck through it. I would like to get another set of barrels to "customize" and I will contact Stoger to see if their 20" Coach gun barrels will interchange, if not I will talk to the gun smith about whether or not the Uplander barrels can be cut back to 19 or 20 inches and re-install the choke tubes.
I have an idea about a big white tritium dot and an express sight that I am looking into and eventually sling swivels. I have a guy giving the checkering and finish on my old Mod. 70 Featherweight stock face lift. He uses teak and tongue oil and rubs out a darn good looking stock, but that will wait till this winter. It has a decent fitting rubber recoil pad, but I will probably opt for the black Pachmayr Sporting Clay's recoil pad when I have the stock finish and checkering redone.
Years ago I had a Savage 20 gauge, but never warmed up to it and sold it. This 12 gauge is nothing fancy, but will serve for my intended purposes. This will be my designated toy hauler gun that we take with us through Canada, they don't want shot gun barrels under 18.5 inches.I think Stoger doubles are made in Brazil and the barrels might be made in Italy. The reviews are mixed on this gun so I hope I get lucky.