Stevens Model 86C

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by lorax, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. lorax

    lorax New Member

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  2. Rex in OTZ

    Rex in OTZ Well-Known Member

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    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.
     

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    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.
     
  4. Rex in OTZ

    Rex in OTZ Well-Known Member

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    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.