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Old 11-30-2009, 08:19 PM   #21
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Default Now just 86 stevens 425 high power rifles

With the "Jayster 1379" rifle, serial number 1058, listed above, we now have just 86 Stevens 425 series High Power rifles on the list. The lowest serial number is still 1050 and the highest is still 5594.

Yes, it is entirely possible, and not at all ususual, to have a tang sight as well as the normal open rear sight. I have several Winchesters, Marlins, and Stevens with that combination.

Even though I am becoming more and more convinced that Stevens manufactured only about 1000 425 series High Power rifles, there are still those who believe the BLUE BOOK and other publications that claim a production of 26,000. Thus, the value of a Stevens 425 High Power tends to be lower than a comparable Winchester or Marlin. That's good if you are a buyer, but not so great if you are a seller.

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Old 01-26-2010, 05:16 PM   #22
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i have #3695 j stevens model 425 35 cal.

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Old 01-26-2010, 11:01 PM   #23
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Default Stevens 425 High Power

Thanks for your serial number and caliber. We now have only 91 of these rare rifles on our list, and 30 of them are in .35 Reminton caliber.

Any more Stevens High Power rifles out there???

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Peter, do you have #3512, a M425 in .35 Rem? It's a recent addition to my over-stock of lever actions. How has the hunt been going? When can we see the list of 425's? Regards, Phin.

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Default Just bought a 425

Just bought a 425 in 35 Remington Ser Number 2724 i have a couple questions I would like answered please.

1. Do all the 425 have the top receiver drilled and tapped?

2. What kind of a site or scope mount goes in the 2 holes?

3. Do you have the list published here on the site so we can all see the numbers?

4. Has anyone seen one of the higher grades and can we see some pics??

I also know where there is another 425 in 30-30 rem that iwill be picking up seems that now may be the right time to buy these fine old rifles up. They seem far better than Winchester or Marlins. I will post some pics later after i pic up the other rifle.

Any info on these worth talking about feel free to give me a call Dean Sova (313)299-9533

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Dean, every M425 I've seen, own or have seen pictures of is drilled and tapped for a scope. Good question about the mount, something else for discovery. The problem I've found with these guns is a scarcity of repair parts, although it makes sense-scarce gun, scarce parts. I'll look through my somewhat limited reference materials on 425's and see what I can come up with on scopes and mounts.

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Default I Just Picked up the other 425

Just picked up the other 425 it is in 30-30 Rem, I will post the other ser numbers later.

When are we going to see the list of info on the 425 ser number search??

I found a litle bit of info on the net about the scope mount looks like the complete info would be in the 1912 Cat #53 page 48 check this link out

Stevens Firearms Catalog #53

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oh well hope all this works and we realy need to see all the info compiled

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Default Stevens 425 High Power

So far we have found only 93 of these scarce rifles. The lowest serial number so far is still 1050 and the highest is still 5594. To summarize what we've found:

20 rifles in the serial number range 1000 to 1999.

21 rifles in the serial number range 2000 to 2999

19 rifles in the serial number range 3000 to 3999

21 rifles in the serial number range 4000 to 4999

12 rifles in the serial number range 5000 to 5999

The breakdown by caliber is:

34 rifles in .30 Remington (30-30)

31 rifles in .35 Remington

13 rifles in .32 Remington

12 rifles in .25 Remington

So far there have been no consecutive serial numbers. Figuring a low 10% survival rate, we still believe there were only about 1,000 of these rifles manufactured.

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Default Sevens 425 numbers

A further thought on the above numbers. I think it's interesting to note that the number of Stevens High Power rifles is almost the same in each serial number range, except the 5000-5999 range which may be explained by the fact that we have not found a rifle with a higher number than 5594 -- only about half way through the range, thus about half as many rifles.

In my opinion, a survival rate of only 10% is very low and I think this might indicate that even fewer than 1000 were manufactured.

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