j Stevens.model 87a
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion > j Stevens.model 87a

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-12-2012, 08:05 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
chaos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 81
Liked 31 Times on 25 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default j Stevens.model 87a

I have a j Stevens model 87a ..the thing bout it is it shoots both semi(22 shorts) and full auto (22lr only) has any one eles have one or ever shot one?

__________________
chaos is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 02-12-2012, 12:48 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
hiwall's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Cleator,AZ
Posts: 3,316
Liked 718 Times on 464 Posts
Likes Given: 231

Default

Not that uncommon for that model after they get wore some. When I was a kid we had one that would shoot fine with long rifles but would often shoot 3 or 4 shorts at a time(and then sometimes jam). Thru the years I have seen and heard this often on this model. I think parts are still available to fix these.

__________________

Just walking on the edge of of my grave.

hiwall is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2012, 01:11 PM   #3
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
c3shooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Third bunker on the right,Central Virginia
Posts: 16,712
Liked 8875 Times on 3844 Posts
Likes Given: 1385

Default

Morning, Chaos- welcome to the forum. When you get a minute stop by the intro thread and tell us about yourself.

Slang term for your rifle was the "Gill Gun" due to the vent slits at the chamber. There are a lot of them out there somewhere- they were made from about 1938-1968. You may find the same rifle bearing the name Savage, Springfield, Stevens, or Fox- Savage bought Stevens in about 1920, and there is a somewhat incestuous relation between the companies. You will also find them with the name J C Higgins (Sears) Westernfield (Montgomery Wards) and Revelation (Western Auto)- all made by Savage/Stevens/ Springfield but branded with the store brand.

Fun little rifles, unusual fire control system.

__________________

What we have here is... failure- to communicate.

c3shooter is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2012, 07:10 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
chaos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 81
Liked 31 Times on 25 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

It's not malfunctioning when it shoots full auto ....it is stamped full auto on the reciver ....is it ok for me to own this weapon I didn't buy it I got it from my father

__________________
chaos is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2012, 09:04 PM   #5
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
c3shooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Third bunker on the right,Central Virginia
Posts: 16,712
Liked 8875 Times on 3844 Posts
Likes Given: 1385

Default

Chaos- I doubt that it is stamped "full auto". Marking should be "automatic". Meaning the semi auto setting, as opposed to the single shot mode. Pulling bolt handle out or pressing it in switches from one to other.

IF you rifle is firing more than one shot per pull of the trigger, it is NOT functiloning as designed. None of these were built as full auto firearms. And NO, you may NOT possess a firearm in the US that does that unless it is registered as a Class III firearm with the BATFE. There are SEVERE penalties for violation.

Markings look like this? 87a.jpg

__________________

What we have here is... failure- to communicate.

c3shooter is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2012, 09:59 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
chaos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 81
Liked 31 Times on 25 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Yes they look just like that...so it is malfunctioning?

__________________
chaos is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2012, 11:59 PM   #7
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
c3shooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Third bunker on the right,Central Virginia
Posts: 16,712
Liked 8875 Times on 3844 Posts
Likes Given: 1385

Default

If you pull the trigger- and it goes bang more than once before you pull the trigger again, yes, it is malfunctioning.

IF it is doing that, a good first step is to field strip it and clean it good. .22 LR is filthy stuff, and getting a firing pin gunked up can do strange things.

Semi-automatic means pull trigger, goes bang once. Pull trigger again, goes bang again.

Full auto- pull trigger, goes bang bang bang bang until you release trigger.
Your rifle should NOT do that.

__________________

What we have here is... failure- to communicate.


Last edited by c3shooter; 02-13-2012 at 12:03 AM.
c3shooter is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2012, 12:13 AM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
chaos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 81
Liked 31 Times on 25 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

The last time I shot it it emptyed the tube with one triggering pull...but the last round got jammed facing down into the tube...then I cleaned it and oil but still fires full auto with .22 lr....my father has had it for years and as far as I know it has allways fired that y

__________________
chaos is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2012, 12:45 AM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Las Vegas,NV
Posts: 39
Likes Given: 1

Default

Remove the stock and look at the screw that holds the rear of the trigger mechanism down. If it is loose it will fire full auto sometimes.
With it apart, cock the bolt, pull the trigger and hold it. Now pull the bolt back while holding the trigger. It should stay back until you release the trigger. If it doesn't the pin that holds the bolt may be broken or modified.

__________________

" Rule Number Two"

rbmorris is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2013, 02:23 AM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 1
Default Stevens 87A

I too have a Stevens 87A 22cal. I have one problem the inside shell extractor is broke. Is there anyplace to get a breech bolt assembly? Is there any other make and or model that is the same??? If any one else knows please advise me. You can contact my direct email at mikewyo50 at gmail.

__________________
mikewyo is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Stevens Model 58 12 ga Zeo555 General Rifle Discussion 2 05-11-2012 06:11 AM
Stevens model 79 in 410 spittinfire General Shotgun Discussion 5 10-21-2009 11:13 AM
Stevens Model 870 Paintbug .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 3 06-23-2009 01:24 AM
Stevens model 954? bobbyb13 .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 0 05-25-2009 08:50 PM
Stevens Model 86C lorax .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 3 03-11-2009 06:51 PM