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Old July 20, 2009, 05:20 PM   #1
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More info on stevens 38 special rifle

]I'm trying to find some info on a J. Stevens A & T 38 special rifle. THe markings on one side has "38 special 25 25" and the bottom of the lever plate has 7333.
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Old July 20, 2009, 06:18 PM   #2
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Old July 20, 2009, 10:26 PM   #3
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I think you need a chamber cast. The rifle left the factory chambered in 25-25 Stevens. Somewhere along the line, either to rescue a shot out barrel or to be able to shoot a old gun that was chambered in a long obsolete caliber, someone reworked it to 38 Special. Since the 38 Special was developed and first saw use in 1902, it may have even been done when the rifle was new, but I doubt it.
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Old July 21, 2009, 09:24 AM   #4
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[The rifle left the factory chambered in 25-25 Stevens.]
[someone reworked it to 38 Special.]

+1

The barrel marking looks like it's been added.

Please do us all, and yourself, a favor - and do not shoot any +P or high-performance loads through that fine old rifle.

If it were mine, it would only see lead bullets loads, gently.

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Old July 22, 2009, 11:16 AM   #5
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Yep, lead bullets, standard velocities, ONLY.

In fact, I'd be inclined to shoot Trail Boss through it.
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Old July 22, 2009, 07:13 PM   #6
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Interesting, it has the Scheutzen butt with the simplest of barrel sights. If it showed promise with standard velocity lead .38s, I would look into tang and globe sights.
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Old July 22, 2009, 07:22 PM   #7
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Cool old iron

That is a neet old riffle ,i also have an old stevans but mine
is an o/u 22 410 sorry
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Old July 22, 2009, 10:49 PM   #9
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Bud was simply explaining why it was moved from another category
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