J.Stevens Arms Rifle

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by papaj1, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. papaj1

    papaj1 New Member

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    I have a J.Stevens arms & Tool Co. Rifle in 32 short single shot.It is in excellent condition.Would like to determine history,value etc. any suggestions are welcome.
     
  2. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Need pictures and all markings that are on the gun(don't need the serial number).
     

  3. papaj1

    papaj1 New Member

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    Stevens rifle

    Marking om Barrel 32 short crack shot J.Stevens Arms and Tool Co.
    Chicopee Falls,Mass.U>S>A>Pat App'd for
    Markings on tang are & 7
     

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  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Crackshot, also known as the Model 26, rolling block single shot. The "32 short" is .32 short RIMFIRE. Made from 1912-1939. Values shown as $100 Poor, $200 Good, $400 Very Good. 18 or 20 inch BBl.

    Stevens of Chicopee Falls, Mass, started in 1864. 1888 incorporated as J Stevens Arms and Tool Co, and in 1920 became part of Savage (Savage was at one time largest gun maker in US)
     
  5. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    The only thing I can add to c3shooter is that they are a fairly sought after rifle. But unfortunately just the .22 caliber ones sell good. With the .25 and .32 rimfires it is about $1.50 to $2 per shot to shoot them.
     
  6. plumbernater

    plumbernater New Member

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    If you are not interested in selling the gun or worried about sentimental value or anything like that. Have it rechambered for the 327 magnum round. You will have a bad *** little rifle then that will have some punch to it at more distance. You will have to get the firing pin changed to center fire. its not a difficult job really.
     
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Plumber- that was originally a black powder rimfire round, using 9 grains of black powder. Are you suggesting to go from that to a .327 Magnum on just a rechamber? On a rolling block? The .327 has a higher operating pressure than a 44 magnum- 45,000 psi.
     
  8. papaj1

    papaj1 New Member

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    Stevens 32

    Thank you all for your help.
     
  9. Wagoosh

    Wagoosh New Member

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    Stevens 32 Short

    Need more information, such as, does it say "32 black powder rim fire" also does this rifle break open like a shotgun, or does it have a falling block type of action. does it have a round or octal barrel, how long is the barrel.
     
  10. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    That is a Remington #4 rifle that has been re-barreled with a Stevens barrel. Stevens did not make a rolling block "Crack Shot" it was a drop block. Note there is no finger lever on your rifle. It has the Remington thumb latch on the right side. The caliber may have been up dated to a .32 CF?:cool:
     

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