The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The North Corral > Curios and Relics

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old September 3, 2018, 03:00 PM   #1
Marlin009
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 20, 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 187
Stevens Favorite .25 cal Single Shot Rifle - Pic Added

I have a rifle I'm curious to know what it's age might be. Also curious as to a value but that's really not my primary goal.

From what I've read, it's difficult to determine much about these.

The condition is not LNIB.

The barrel is just over 22 3/8", all octagonal.
It has 25 Stevens on the barrel, FAVORITE on top of the receiver.
Left side plate has J Stevens A&T Co.
Chicopee Falls, Mass. U.S.A.
Nothing on the right side.
Butt plate has Stevens Favorite molded in.

Behind the trigger guard it is stamped 167 or 107.

No other markings.

I have some pictures but they're too large to upload. I'll have to resize.

Last edited by Marlin009; September 4, 2018 at 09:58 AM.
Marlin009 is offline  
Old September 4, 2018, 12:41 AM   #2
johnm1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 26, 2006
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 571
J Stevens A&T Co. Chicopee Falls, Mass. U.S.A. Puts it between 1886 and 1916 when the works were turned over/sold toNew England Westinghouse for the production of Mosin Nagant rifles for Russia.

A good article on their target pistols here. http://americansocietyofarmscollecto...B021_Kyser.pdf
__________________
John M.
Mesa, AZ
johnm1 is offline  
Old September 4, 2018, 09:58 AM   #3
Marlin009
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 20, 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 187
Thanks for the info John.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1.JPG (121.2 KB, 66 views)
File Type: jpg 3.JPG (220.0 KB, 53 views)
File Type: jpg 4.JPG (159.2 KB, 51 views)
Marlin009 is offline  
Old September 4, 2018, 10:00 AM   #4
Marlin009
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 20, 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 187
Pic
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 2.JPG (226.3 KB, 44 views)
Marlin009 is offline  
Old September 4, 2018, 10:11 AM   #5
Marlin009
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 20, 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 187
Pics
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 5.JPG (150.1 KB, 39 views)
File Type: jpg 6.JPG (195.3 KB, 43 views)
Marlin009 is offline  
Old September 4, 2018, 02:32 PM   #6
johnm1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 26, 2006
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 571
Wikipedia has what appears to be a decent history of the company.
__________________
John M.
Mesa, AZ
johnm1 is offline  
Old September 4, 2018, 03:23 PM   #7
Marlin009
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 20, 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 187
I'll check it out, thanks.
Marlin009 is offline  
Old October 6, 2018, 02:56 PM   #8
Grant 14
Member
 
Join Date: February 10, 2018
Posts: 45
I had a 25 Stevens in the Favorite model. It looked to be a little better condition than yours (but not much) and I think I sold it for around $125 when I got tired of having to buy cartridges 1 at a time at gun shows. This was about 20 years ago so maybe 25s are available from Europe now, but I gave up. I have a Favorite in 22 but lost all of the moving parts in a fire. I only have the receiver , barrel and wood. If I dont run across parts I will peddle it also. I liked the favorites because one in 22 was my first gun but I am starting to get practical in my old age. Grant.
Grant 14 is offline  
Old October 6, 2018, 06:19 PM   #9
Scorch
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 13, 2006
Location: Washington state
Posts: 13,431
You could rebarrel to 5mm Rem, 22 WMR or 22LR pretty easily. Keep the original barrel in case you decide to sell it to someone who wants it.
__________________
Never try to educate someone who resists knowledge at all costs.
But what do I know?
Summit Arms Services
Taylor Machine
Scorch is offline  
Old October 7, 2018, 06:10 PM   #10
Jim Watson
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 25, 2001
Location: Alabama
Posts: 15,116
Frank DeHaas recommended against .22 WMR in original Favorites.
Jim Watson is offline  
Old October 7, 2018, 07:03 PM   #11
Bill DeShivs
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 7, 2006
Posts: 9,658
You can reline the barrel to .22LR. Some work needs to be done with the firing pin to convert to .22.
__________________
Bill DeShivs, Master Cutler
www.billdeshivs.com
Bill DeShivs is offline  
Old October 7, 2018, 07:33 PM   #12
Dufus
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 10, 2014
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,486
I got one of those in 22LR from my grand daddy in law.

It shoots fairly good for what it is.
Dufus is offline  
Old October 9, 2018, 07:01 AM   #13
Mike Irwin
Staff
 
Join Date: April 13, 2000
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 39,973
The .25 Stevens was introduced right around 1900, so that narrows down the age a bit more.
__________________
"The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is in fact the most precious and valuable possession of mankind" -Theodorus Gaza

Baby Jesus cries when the fat redneck doesn't have military-grade firepower.
Mike Irwin is offline  
Old October 15, 2018, 07:54 PM   #14
Drm50
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 10, 2014
Posts: 546
I had a Stevens Favorite 25 RF and it was in nice shape except the bore. My
gun smith nixed a 22mg conversion too. I gave it to a buddy to hang in his den,
after I scuffed the tang sight off it.
Drm50 is offline  
Old October 16, 2018, 01:44 PM   #15
T. O'Heir
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 13, 2002
Location: Canada
Posts: 10,427
There's a couple 1915 on Gunbroker. One with a starting bid of $250 but no bids. Ends on 28 Oct. The other, a dealer in CT, starts at $275. Ends tomorrow and has no bids either. Likely because they're pure collector pieces, there being no ammo and all.
If you want one as a shooter, there are several in .22 LR on Gunbroker at about $100 less.
"...rebarrel to 5mm Rem..." No ammo for that either.
Chicopee Falls, Mass. is where Savage made the No. 4 Lee-Enfields.
__________________
Spelling and grammar count!
T. O'Heir is offline  
Old October 17, 2018, 09:08 AM   #16
Mike Irwin
Staff
 
Join Date: April 13, 2000
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 39,973
""...rebarrel to 5mm Rem..." No ammo for that either."

Aguila brought it back a couple of years ago, but now it looks as if it has been discontinued again. Bummer.

There's always the 5mm Craig, which is a centerfire version of the 5mm that was designed to salvage unshootable Remington rifles.

Easier to just have the barrel relined for .17 or .22, really.
__________________
"The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is in fact the most precious and valuable possession of mankind" -Theodorus Gaza

Baby Jesus cries when the fat redneck doesn't have military-grade firepower.
Mike Irwin is offline  
Old October 17, 2018, 04:24 PM   #17
Drm50
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 10, 2014
Posts: 546
Back in 60s made several hunting & fishing trips to Canada every year. The Ma&
Pa stores and gas stations were still in operation then. I use to check in every
place we stopped for ammunition. I bought a lot of rimfire 25 & 32 up there. I
sometimes got a package deal on sleeper ammo. I still have several boxes of
RF ammo from those days. Seems like 70s commercialized any place you could
get to on a paved road and the Ma&Pa operations faded away. Ammo was always
expensive in Canada compared to States. I use to bootleg 22 ammo up there for
my Canadian friends. I never brought any ammo home with me always gave it
away. I'm sure many other guys pumped RF ammo out of Canada, so you're not
going to find dusty CIL rimfire laying on a back shelf anymore.
Drm50 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2018 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.09615 seconds with 11 queries