Beat up rifle: $12.50.


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SaxonPig
November 27, 2008, 10:49 AM
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Beat up and trashed 90 year old rifle at a police auction: $12.50.

Replacement parts and cost to refinish wood and metal at home: $11.

Shooting a 1/2" group with the rebuilt little rifle: priceless.


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rust collector
November 27, 2008, 11:14 AM
Fun! Is it a Favorite or Little Scout?

Grandpa used to shoot rabbits in Grandma's garden with a Stevens, from the second floor window at the top of the stairs. Brings back good memories.

Looks like you did a nice job on the rifle. A little bit of a bygone era.

alemonkey
November 27, 2008, 11:15 AM
You got a Stevens Favorite for 12.50? I hate you.

Brian Williams
November 27, 2008, 11:21 AM
That looks like a Little Scout 14 1/2, I have one and it needs work, new springs and a firing pin retainer.

mgkdrgn
November 27, 2008, 12:41 PM
Please, tell me where the police actually sell guns to the public!

SaxonPig
November 27, 2008, 01:24 PM
It is a Lil' Scout 14 & 1/2 model.

Bought it in 1987 in California (I had an FFL at the time).

Needed a new breech block and that took years to find but was only $5 from a parts dealer at a show when I did locate it.

I refinished the wood and metal (polished and cold blued) and installed the sights as the originals were missing.

I was stunned at how well it shoots.

Here's a 5/8" group after raising the point of aim. Always puts 2 touching with a flier out a bit. Probably my fault.


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