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Stevens Low Wall .45 Long Colt

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Gator Weiss, Apr 23, 2022.

  1. Gator Weiss

    Gator Weiss Member

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    I have acquired a .45LC Stevens Low Wall. Cant find any info or data. Seems like a lot of power for a lght action. Looking for info and safe loads for it. Low wall is a swinging block light action normally built for small cartridges. Was this someones custom build? Very good looking build.
     
  2. Dave DeLaurant

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    A search on .45 LC Low Wall brings up a fair bit in the way of repoped 1885 actions, but Stevens is the sticking point there.

    Found a Stevens "Low Wall" (Favorite) at Turnbull.

    https://www.turnbullrestoration.com/gun/j-stevens-favorite-low-wall-sold/

    I agree that, as a custom rechamber project -- if it's a Favorite action -- 45 LC seems iffy. Frank de Haas thought .22 Magnum was a bit much for the original action. It's not some flavor of the Stevens No.44 action?

    Could you post a photo please? I'm intrigued.
     
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  3. Jerry M

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    Are you sure it is .45 colt? Only one I have seen was a .44 long??? Similar to.44 special but not exactly.
     
  4. Oldschool shooter

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    I saw Steven's Model 25 listed in .44-40. If it is a 25, could have been rebarreled to 45LC.
     
  5. Jim Watson

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    I never heard of any Stevens called a "low wall" only Winchesters.
    Turnbull's ad looks like a Favorite which is no way suitable for .45 Colt.

    The Stevens No 44 was made up to .44-40 and even .38-55 in the black powder era.
    One with a .45 barrel should be strictly limited to low powered ammo.

    Stevens had a lot of model numbers but a relatively few actions, I can't find which one the No 25 was built on. Searching finds a lot of .25 caliber rifles but not a No 25 Stevens.
    We can hope it is a 44 1/2 which is entirely different from a 44 and much stronger.
     
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