Originally Posted by vintageautomobilia
The thought that a low priced gun would mean a lower survival rate doesn't make sense to me. A lower priced quality gun I think would mean higher sales, and thus more survivors.
Survival rate means a percentage of all guns made that survived. A low priced gun will be used and will therefore probably have a lower PERCENTAGE of survivors than a high priced heirloom.
If the gun has high sales, then it may have a high number of survivors despite a low percentage, but I haven't seen much evidence that the Stevens 425 had particularly high sales, at least compared to the Winchester 94 and Marlin 336.