My New (To Me) Steven's Favorite Mdl. 1915


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c-bag
January 12, 2011, 02:41 PM
Got this from a guy at work for $130. He said it dated to sometime in the 20's. It is the takedown model. When I got it I had to soak the takedown screw in penetrating oil; now I can easily take it apart and put it together with a coin. Also, it is ridiculously quiet with shorts or CB caps.

This is a picture my roommate who is a photography major took. I look forward to sticking this thing in the backpack and heading into the woods this summer.

http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc460/hungry2know/Stevens_Favorite_1915-2.jpg?t=1294857366

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JohnBT
January 12, 2011, 08:06 PM
Nice looking rifle. It almost looks like my late uncle's. He was born in 1915 and got his as a kid.

JT

Gordon
January 12, 2011, 08:20 PM
I love these!

brandon_mcg
January 12, 2011, 10:45 PM
thats a classy rifle. have fun with it.

hardluk1
January 13, 2011, 12:45 PM
Very nice rifle worth way more than you payed.

c-bag
January 13, 2011, 08:35 PM
Thanks for the compliments on the gun, I'm really happy with it.

SaxonPig
January 14, 2011, 12:43 AM
These are a lot of fun. You'll enjoy this rifle a lot.

I got a similar model in 1987 at a police auction. Paid $12.50 for it. It was in horrible condition and some dolt had sunk a machine screw into the firing pin hole making it into a toy for his grandkid.

I spent 10 years searching for a replacement breechblock until finally finding one at a show in Columbus, OH. One of those guys with dozens of army ammo cans full of odd parts had it and he wanted $5 for it. It needed the operating knob and I checked my big box of odd camera parts and found an aluminum one (maybe came off an old tripod) that screwed in and looked like it belonged there.

I ordered a couple missing springs and a replacement rear sight from Numrich. Made a new front sight blade from key stock. Sanded and stained the wood. Stripped, polished, and reblued the metal at home. I figure total monetary investment is about $23.

Doesn't look too bad for my home gunsmithing efforts.

http://www.fototime.com/BAB2E69ED54015A/standard.jpg


Shoots pretty good, too.

http://www.fototime.com/2E4CF25D75304AE/standard.jpg

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