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Old 10-22-2010, 05:16 AM   #41
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I have a 425 in .35 rem. serial no. 1577. Inhereted from my dad, he originally purchased it in the late 40's and used it alot when he was a moose outfitter in the Rocky Mountain House region of Alberta through the 50's.
He said it was a great caliber but the rifle has a problem of jamming after firing if you didn't work the action very hard and quick. Had a few stories of taking it apart in the field with a pocket knife. It's in rough shape with a cracked stock in the tang area and some bad pitting on the barrel and lots of knicks in the metal on the reciever. Would like to restore it for sentimental resonses and shoot a moose.

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Old 11-06-2010, 08:50 PM   #42
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Just found this site. Mine is #4627 and is chambered in 35 Rem. It's a little rough around the edges but still knocks 'em down! Good old rifle.

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Old 11-27-2010, 11:59 PM   #43
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Just found this sight cool,Got one in 30-30 rem has a pinned ivory blade front sight and semi buckhorn rear,liks 28 grns of 3031 and 170grn flatpoint.guns in good shape serial #1175.How many dose that make?
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Old 12-18-2010, 02:05 AM   #44
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Okm took my 425 to Duncan's in San Marcos and what they found is that the locking slide has been worked on, looks like it was made with two different parts and then braised together. And the mainspring and mainspring plunger are in disrepair. They are willing to fix it if they can ID the parts and get them from somewhere. any suggestions out there?
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Old 12-18-2010, 08:23 PM   #45
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I think spare parts might be a real problem. As far as identifying the correct parts, in an earlier post someone offered how to get factory drawings, but I can't remember whom.

We are now up to 116 rifles. We have also now found two guns with consecutive serial numbers: 3694 and 3695, both in .35 Rem. These are the only consecutive numbered guns we have found! As to be expected, the largest group of serial numbers so far are in the earlier numbers.

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Old 12-19-2010, 06:19 AM   #46
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Peter, I have the factory drawings. I found a catalogue online for the 1912 Stevens with way more information than I needed. But in there was a factory drawing of the mechanisim as well as a parts break down. Pretty neet stuff. BUT, now I need to find a gunsmith that is capable and willing to work on making the parts and making them work. Haven't been able to find a 425 HP for sale around here, or I'd buy it. Anyway, anyone out here in the west know of a good gunsmith?
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Old 12-27-2010, 04:20 PM   #47
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I have been rebuilding a 425 that has been through a fire. The serial number is #1191 and the caliber is .30. I have not seen an original so I made the buttstock with a cresent buttplate from a Winchester. It looks right but I'm sure it is different in some way.

In looking over some of the previous questions, I can probably help. The mainspring is a coil type and not similar to the Winchester or Marlin. The coil spring around the firing pin is a return spring only and is not strong.

Does anyone know what steel was used? I heat treated to specs for nickle steel but I am not sure if that is what it is.

I still have the pantograph pattern for the buttstock if some one needs a new stock. As far as manufacturing new parts, I wouldn't want to try it. Way too expensive. It is often possible to build up worn parts.

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Thanks for your helpful information.

I think the steel used was Nickel Steel. The butt plate on the Stevens 425 is different looking from the Winchester, but shape-wise, I don't know.

We have now found 117 guns and know the calibers of all but two serial numbers (4073 and another gun that we only have the first two numbers 40XX). Everything I have found so far indicates that Brophy's information in the Marlin book is most likely correct -- that Stevens (and Savage) only made about 1000 of these guns. Here's the breakdown so far:

1XXX = 28 guns
2XXX = 26 guns
3XXX = 26 guns
4XXX = 23 guns
5XXX = 14 guns

.25 Rem = 14 guns
.30 Rem = 43 guns
.32 Rem = 14 guns
.35 Rem = 40 guns

The lowest serial number is now 1021 (the serial number on this gun is on the lever not the lower tang) and the highest is still 5594. The only two consecutive numbers found so far are 3694 and 3695, both in .35 Rem. All serial numbers found are still only 4-digit numbers, and it is interesting that the number of rifles in each serial number range has remained so constant.

More guns with their serial numbers and calibers will only help!

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Old 12-29-2010, 09:08 PM   #49
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Stevens Model 425, serial # 2216 in 32 Rem.

I found this thread while doing some research on Stevens Favorites. .

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the thread didn't come through. does it have a link? and is it for the HP425 series?
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I found this thread while doing some research on Stevens Favorites. .

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