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exospex
June 6, 2014, 12:52 AM
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I don't post much but I thought this was worth sharing . It's a J Stevens 1889. it's in progress.

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exospex
June 6, 2014, 01:05 AM
199323
Replaced the hammer with an original I found on eBay.

The block pivot screw had to be re-worked as a replacement was impossible to find.
The threads were broken clean off. I had a decision to make, re-make it from scratch or repair. I repaired it by boring out the old screw and plugging it with a new threaded end held in with rockset.

More to follow.

RaceM
June 6, 2014, 02:50 AM
Jeez. Compared to what I've resurrected that thing looks to be in great shape. Oughtta be pretty when you're done.

exospex
September 6, 2014, 01:11 AM
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exospex
September 6, 2014, 01:13 AM
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WestKentucky
September 6, 2014, 01:17 AM
Pretty sweet project. I'm envious. I keep looking for a junker to revive. When I want quality I find junk for big money. When I want junk I find nice stuff cheap. I have not found a good project gun yet other than a marlin 60 that was found in the woods with a broken stock and about a years worth of rust. It's a fine shooter now but will never be pretty. Ended up $13 in it including gas money to drive and pick up a new stock for it.

loose noose
September 6, 2014, 11:56 AM
Looks like a project well worth the effort, I do believe that is the Stevens Crack Shot, or is it the Favorite? Either way they are definitely worth the time to restore, if only and old gun could talk.

exospex
September 6, 2014, 01:35 PM
It's definitely had its challenges. I love it.202418
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exospex
September 6, 2014, 03:24 PM
Looks like a project well worth the effort, I do believe that is the Stevens Crack Shot, or is it the Favorite? Either way they are definitely worth the time to restore, if only and old gun could talk.

It's a favorite.

I wish I had started taking pictures right at the beginning.

loose noose
September 6, 2014, 04:41 PM
I'll be anxiously awaiting the pictures of the finished product, sure hope that wood comes out.

exospex
September 6, 2014, 08:03 PM
Well it will never be the same given the original condition but one can hope.

exospex
September 6, 2014, 09:18 PM
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