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Reply #15 - Mar 24th, 2009 at 1:05pm
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           This is one of the questions about the Stevens Pope's that the new book should address, about all I can say is most of the rifles that I've seen were 52's, mine is a 51 #17XX.   I've been told that most of the rifles made while Harry was with Stevens were made on the 44 action. I"ve been waiting on this new book for several years.  leadbaall
  
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Re:    $40 K Stevens/Pope @ Baltimore Show
Reply #16 - Mar 24th, 2009 at 8:17pm
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Ledball, Who is W Greatbatch and tell us more about his book? I am always in the market for a Stevens Book that I don't have yet.
I also shoot almost all of the guns that I have. I also drive my '57 T-Bird in a manner that scares the heck out of a lot of " collectors".
  
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Re:    $40 K Stevens/Pope @ Baltimore Show
Reply #17 - Mar 24th, 2009 at 8:23pm
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I also was under the impression from reading Lucian Carey's writings, (and others) that Pope closely supervised the rifling of all barrels during his contract, and the assembly of guns with the Stevens-Pope markings. Never heard anything to indicate he actually did any of the work himself.

Ace,
I also shoot everything I own, but how much I shoot, and what I use them for is based on what they are. I don't own any worth $40-50k, but I do have a few that are precious to me.
Those guns that are most valueable still see range time, but they don't see as much, and they don't go hunting. While most of the others get lots of range time, and often get out in the fall with me for a hunting trip.-Vall
  

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Reply #18 - Mar 24th, 2009 at 8:47pm
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                Warren Greatbatch was [is] a collector of singleshot rifles, who has taken on the task of writing about Harry Pope and the Stevens Pope rifles, Tom Rowe has been involved in getting this book to press--it is to have as many as possible of the present #'s of Pope rifles. Hopefully, it will be the best book on the subject to date.  I sold my "57 Bird" about fifteen years ago to finance this crazy singleshot rifle game.   leadball
  
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Re:    $40 K Stevens/Pope @ Baltimore Show
Reply #19 - Mar 24th, 2009 at 9:45pm
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I can't afford a Steven's-Pope, but would love to read about them, any idea when the book will come out?
  
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Reply #20 - Mar 25th, 2009 at 2:44am
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marlinguy wrote on Mar 24th, 2009 at 8:23pm:

Ace,
I also shoot everything I own, but how much I shoot, and what I use them for is based on what they are. I don't own any worth $40-50k, but I do have a few that are precious to me.
-Vall



Vall, I just got to thinking, you might have more $40 - $50 K guns than you think if you have Cabelas sell them for you!  Grin  Wink


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Re:    $40 K Stevens/Pope @ Baltimore Show
Reply #21 - Mar 25th, 2009 at 2:50am
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acelungger wrote on Mar 23rd, 2009 at 9:50pm:
Joe,
i will never have the money to own a $40,000.00 gun, but If I buy a gun, it isn't to look at, it is to shoot! I tried to CAS 1 1/2 times, my back is so bad, I couldn't finish the second one. But you didn't see me throwing my guns around like the folks do on the outdoor channel! They are way to serious for me! I couldn't believe how they would just throw there guns on a table to go to the next stage!
I love my Guns

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The rest of it they can keep.

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Reply #22 - Mar 25th, 2009 at 11:15am
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Anybody have any contact information for Mr. Rowe? This thread reminded me of the book and I have a couple serial #'s and at least one item he may find worthy of a photo.
  
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Reply #23 - Mar 25th, 2009 at 11:27am
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tim_s wrote on Mar 25th, 2009 at 11:15am:
Anybody have any contact information for Mr. Rowe? This thread reminded me of the book and I have a couple serial #'s and at least one item he may find worthy of a photo.


Hello Tim,

I believe the Mr. Rowe you are looking for is the same gent that publishes all of Wal Winfers books on Single Shot Rifles. If I am correct then Mr Rowe can be contacted at :-

Tom Rowe, Editor/Publisher.

PO Box 370. Maynardville TN. 37807 . Tel. 423-992-4017

Fax  423-992-9640.

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Harry
  
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Re:    $40 K Stevens/Pope @ Baltimore Show
Reply #24 - Mar 25th, 2009 at 11:27am
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   Let me add some additional information in connection with the $40 K Stevens/Pope rifle based on what our readers have contributed above.

   The apparent owner of this fabulous rifle is named " Tony ", and he hails from North Carolina.  His table at the Baltimore Antique Arms Show, held at Timonium, Maryland was number " E-22 ".

    In my conversation with this gentleman, he indicated that the rifle was a Steven No. 52, which he had recently acquired with several or more other Stevens target rifles.  I was interested in learning of the provenance of the $40 K rifle, but non was given at that meeting, which I understood at the time, since I was not a "prospective purchaser."

  Tony showed me a photo album which contained a series of images of the rifle, so perhaps if any of our readers should personnaly know Tony, perhaps we can get some images put up on this forum for our collective viewing pleasure.

   This piece was one of the highlights of my day.

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Reply #25 - Mar 25th, 2009 at 11:31am
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Reply #26 - Mar 25th, 2009 at 12:09pm
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Tom lives in Virginia now. KAF 's search site has his correct phone no.  Bob
  
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Re:    $40 K Stevens/Pope @ Baltimore Show
Reply #27 - Mar 26th, 2009 at 8:09am
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The correct contact Information for Tom Rowe is:

                      Tom Rowe
                       P.O. Box  20
                       Sugar Grove, VA  24735

Phone #            (276) 783 - 8037

The address is from the current Journal in the Archives. The phone number is a correction that I recieved and is the right number.

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Re:   $40 K Stevens/Pope @ Baltimore Show
Reply #28 - Mar 26th, 2009 at 9:49pm
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hello everybody i am the one who owns the rifle in question here.First thing let me tell you it is a stevens pope special 44 1/2.It is a very early gun it will be in tom rowes upcoming book on harry pope guns.it is one of if not the finest engraved pope specials.next let me clear up something else,there was a misunderstanding somehow about the quantity made.i don't know but what was meant to be said is i have 4 other pope stevens for sale.all are in excellant to better shape complete with tools if it had them.i will be in tulsa and bring a couple there.i am not real good on a computer so don't expect much.
                             thanks tony <><
  
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Reply #29 - Mar 27th, 2009 at 5:34pm
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SSrifles.....pm sent
  
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