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Old 04-09-2010, 12:04 AM   #31
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I just picked up a nice 425 in 35 rem with a serial number of #1314 how many high powers currently are on your list?
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:24 PM   #32
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Since my post last month we have found an additional 5 of these scarce rifles. Thus we now have 98 on our list. Lowest serial number is still 1050 and the highest is still 5594. All serial numbers are 4-digit and there are no consecutive serial numbers. The number of guns in each serial number range is still pretty even, except as noted in my last post.

Still looking for more Stevens 425 High Power rifles!

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Old 04-12-2010, 10:57 PM   #33
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did you already have my rifles number in your collection?
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Hi Dana,

No, it was not already on the list, but it is now. Thanks!


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I have emailed Peter with my SN# 2621 35 Cal 425. i am in need of a part or two, as well as a complete line drawing and index of parts and discription. The hammer on my gun has slowly, over the 20 years that I've owned it, weakened so that it will not fire. Any help?

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Im guessing that is probably the hammer spring, if its anything like my Winchesters you can (carefully) remove the stock and see the spring inside the tang. I should look like a 1/4'' wide maybe 3'' long flat piece of sprung steel, you might get away with using a winchester or marlin hammer spring either by modifying it or it may just fit. let me know if it works or what you find.
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Much appreciated. I did find a manual for the Stevens catalogue of 1912 and it has a parts breakdown and illustration of the parts. They call it a mainspring and mainspring plunger. Any specific year or model Winchester or Marlin you have in mind? Love this catalogue, the original cost of the 425 was $20. Found it on this website Stevens Firearms Catalog #53.
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I have emailed Peter with my SN# 2621 35 Cal 425. i am in need of a part or two, as well as a complete line drawing and index of parts and discription. The hammer on my gun has slowly, over the 20 years that I've owned it, weakened so that it will not fire. Any help?
In that Stevens High Power drawing I sent you, it shows a coil spring around the firing pin. Maybe that spring has gotten tired over the years, or has broken. I've never taken mine apart, so I'm no expert.

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Thanks Peter. i took mine apart yesterday. It is a bit difficult and the spring, not knowing what it looks like new, does have a few rings that look a bit out of sorts and probably needs to be changed. I can tell that the hammer doen't have much resistance when I pull it back manually. Another guy said that he changed his with one from a Winchester, but didn't give a model number. If you had to change out the firing pin, it would be a nightmare.
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I didn't read your post carefully enough, I guess you didnt' change out yours, but was only suggesting. I have found a couple of drawing for the Mdl 94 and a Marlin action, and both spings look the same. Now to check the physicals. Thanks Dana, and Peter. you guys are a great help.
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