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    Anybody own are have owned a Stevens favorite.

    Think there a neat looking little rifle.
    Was just wondering if they shot good.
    Might have to put one on my wish list.
    Gunrunner,
    Guns dont kill people.Dads with pretty Daughters do..

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    Yeah Randy, I've got Peepaw's Savage 74, a direct copy of the Stevens falling block. It's got ugly wood on it, but it's a nice little shooter. Perfect for a long lazy session of "I betcha you can't hit that." Makes a box of .22's linger around for more than a few minutes!
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    Thanks Rider,I like the little rolling block look.
    And Troy thats cool brotherman.Cant remember what model it was but a friend of mine in school had a bolt savage in 22hornet.
    Liked that little rifle alot.We would shoot crows after school with it.His dad owned a sportin goods store.
    So we had like a never ending supply of ammo
    Had a chance to trade for that rifle and let it get away.wished I hadnt,,
    Randy,,
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    The Stevens Crackshot is the rifle Joey is playing with in the movie Shane.
    I have a Savage 72 Crackshot.
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    Gunrunner they are great little rifles. I shoot several originals and I am amazed at how accurate they are. I have one with a so so bore and it still shoots great!
    I am a stevens and marlin nut.
    Sorry about the blank post....I am too old to get use to these dang computers.
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    Great little shooter, my first rifle when I left Brooklyn in the late 50's as a kid for New York farm country, WISH I still had it for the grandkids.
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    Get that Stevens you only live once and them lil single shots are a hoot.
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    I've got a 1915 that was grandad's/dad's barn gun. Barrel was gone, no cleaning. Numrich had a replacement barrel that needed fitting, the extractor was the big thing there. They're cute little singleshots, prices are such you could probably get a couple of Marlin semiautos for what most guys want for a Favorite. Accuracy is only as good as the barrel. Originals tend to have gone through the blackpowder era and are usually in tough shape. They were cheap guns at the time and decades behind a barn door doesn't help barrel condition.

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    I've got an old Stevens/Springfield 84-C made in Chicopee, Mass... I inherited it from one of my Uncles. I figure that rifle is about 67 years old now. 5-Shot magazine, and I am pretty sure it would handle shorts, longs, and long-rifles, but all I have shot through it is .22LR's. It is a pretty accurate ol' rifle, all things considered. The firing pin is kind of blunt, and sometimes, I have to lift the bolt handle to re-cock the firing pin to give the "dud" a second go - - they usually go bang then. Most of the time, the do just fine, but I think that is because the firing pin spring is so heavy. The trigger isn't so much of a trigger as it is what I would call a "firing pin release devise" - - it is kind of heavy. Still, it is pretty accurate, once the shooter gets used to that trigger.

    It is a no frill rifle... Sights are typical - - flat topped rear notch that is drift adjustable for windage with a crude stepper for elevation. Front sight is a simple blade with a brass bead atop, mounted in a dovetail. Stock is Birch, but it is sound and sturdy. Metal finish is pretty plain - - the steel has a decent patina, the bolt appears to have been nickle plated (though most of that is in rough shape). The rifle is still functional, and I reckon some touch up on the end of the firing pin would eliminate the occasional mis-fire. It isn't much to look at, but it was my Uncle's first rifle (of his own), and I remember him taking me out shooting squirrels with it. It is just one of those special things that some kids remember... Someday I will pass it along to my kids, since my Uncle never had any of his own...
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    Here's my model 1915 "Favorite"with a new Numrich barrel and "Dixie" scopefavorite 1.JPG
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