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Old March 8, 2013, 01:19 PM   #1
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Savage Arms Stevens model 15-B

Was curious to know a lil bit about this 22 rifle. It is bolt action can camber the 22 short or 22 long. This is the full description on the barrel

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Stevens Ciicopee Falls, Mass USA
Model 15-B

What year was they made?
The orignial cost?
The value today?

The blueing is excellent the stock has one scratch and a scuff mark near the butt plate.
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Old March 8, 2013, 02:18 PM   #2
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They were made from 1936 to about 1971. Like most single shot .22 rifles, they have fairly low value, selling originally from about $10 to about $25 (due to the dollar value at the time)- the 1964 Gun Digest shows them at $19.50. Today, one in like-new condition could bring up to $200 from the right collector, but the average value is about half that.

They are nice rifles for youngsters as they are single shot, must be cocked manually, and are accurate, yet they are large and sturdy enough that they don't have the appearance of toys as do some single shot .22 rifles.

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Old March 8, 2013, 04:19 PM   #3
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So is it correct to say that it is a youth model?

Also I have understood that there was a 15-A also so what exactly was the difference in the 15 A model and the 15-B model?
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Old March 8, 2013, 07:44 PM   #4
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I will gladly accept correction, but I THINK the Youth Model had a shorter butt stock for smaller folks. I THINK the A and B differed in the way the rear sight was put on.

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Old March 9, 2013, 10:14 AM   #5
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The Model 15 was more of an economy/entry-level rifle, than strictly a youth model, IIRC.

Your Stevens should also chamber/fire a .22LR - slide a LR in, to see if it chambers OK.


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Old March 9, 2013, 08:44 PM   #6
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I am not sure there was a difference except in whatever term(s) the manufacturer chose to use.

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Old March 9, 2013, 10:05 PM   #7
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Steven/Savage 15B, the only difference between the 15A and 15B is the front sight blade and rear sight. The 15Y had a shortened stock ( the Y for youth ). Once you got used to that heavy bolt falling, the 15A was a very accurate little rifle.
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Old March 22, 2014, 03:46 PM   #8
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I see there are two versions of this one, mine ONLY says Model 15, does that make it an A???
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Old April 18, 2014, 12:35 PM   #9
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savage 15A

I have a single shot model 15A. It is the same single shot bolt action rifle. the rear sight is rectangular with a simple elevation adjustment. The front side is a blade with a pin size bead at the top.

Of all the rifles I have acquired over the years, it is my first and favorite. It has sniped out more critters, tree rats, birds, and stray cats than I can remember. Mine was given to me when I was 8 or 9 years old by my dad. It was given to him when he was 7 or 8, so I would guess it dates to 1948 or 49 if not before.

Just thinking about that little gun makes me smile.
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