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lorax 03-10-2009 07:18 PM

Stevens Model 86C
Does anyone have any experience with this gun? I recently ran into a fair deal for one but didnt want to throw down the cash because I didnt know anything about it and have not heard that much.

Here is a link to one like it

stevens mod. 84c by savage 22 rifle : Bolt Action at

Any help would be great!!

Rex in OTZ 03-11-2009 01:07 AM

I had one these years ago, they can be amazeingly accurate.
at 20 yards I could off a bench make a ragged hole with .22shorts and stack them in one nest on the back stop it was accurate enough that others wanted to buy it.

c3shooter 03-11-2009 03:31 AM

These were decent "hunter grade" 22s. and a lot of fun. Recently picked up one of the 22 autos for chump change. Now the drawback- most have been out of production for some time, and parts are scarce. Never real high dollar collectables for the most part, but fun inexpensive shooters- what I think of as a working man's gun.

Rex in OTZ 03-11-2009 06:51 PM

In the era these arms were mfg parts can be fabricated if you live off the grid & have some hand tools, fireing pins can come from a sicle section off a combine for flat ones or from a #5 machine bolt turn down on a power drill useing a file or 4" disk grinder for round ones. I find if they have stamped sheetmetal parts (extractors) its best to find a source and lay in a couple spares (store in cavity behind the butt plate, if no cavity make one)
i had the 84 for 10 years and traded off for a Rem pump .22 my best trade!
had a 81 Marlin bolt that was awesome as well. them old .22's were put together pretty good and were accurate for huntin.

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