I bought two Stevens 555 today, a 28ga and a 20ga.
They had them marked down to $423, then gave me 10% off that so it was $380 each. The wood on both guns was nicer than the wood on my Citori 725. So, too good to pass up, I bought 'em!
I did check two things: That the safety/selector switch worked in all positions, and that you could fire both barrels in either order. And then the trigger pull. I tested trigger pull by balancing gun hanging on trigger. Both guns fired well before full weight was on the trigger, so them being < 6lbs, I'd say they were 4-5lb triggers which is nice.
I haven't shot them yet, just put them in safe, will try them out on Wed at the skeet range. Now, them being so light, I need to load up some light 20ga 3/4oz loads!
At that smoking good price, I can resell them if I don't like and not be out much if any. I'm sure they won't stand up to massive use, but I didn't buy them for that--my cynergy and citori are for that. These are just for the occasional round of skeet on the 28ga without bending over (I have a Wby SA08 28ga that I use for hunting); and for something I can take into the marsh for ducks and not feel bad about getting dirty/scratched. I probably do have to add some weight to that 20ga for duck loads...
I posted this in it's own thread, as I plan on making updates a la "cdb canvasback" style-- hopefully it will be a good review thread for the guns, though I'm sure I'll never put the rounds through them that cdb does his!
Here's a thread where I posted previously on 555 while shopping/deciding:viewtopic.php?p=3661719#p3661719