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Re: Difference between Stevens 44 and 44 1/2 guide
Reply #30 - Mar 30th, 2017 at 8:27pm
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The hinge pin in the OP seems like the best way to guess between the two. I learned more about telling them apart in than post than I had a clue about before. Thanks for putting that up.

When I saw that post I went to the safe to figure out what I had. I had 3 44 actions, one with a trigger that muddied the water a bit. They all have hinge pins so that was as far as I needed to look.

I have shot the 38-55 a number of times with a light load of red dot (8-9 grains if I recall correctly). Load I found published somewhere that had a very low pressure. Primers were not altered (flattened) in the least. I have a few cases from the early 1900's, they used small rifle primers that might even be better as far as pressure is concerned. That would be another thread though.
  
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Re: Difference between Stevens 44 and 44 1/2 guide
Reply #31 - Mar 30th, 2017 at 8:39pm
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arlon wrote on Mar 30th, 2017 at 8:27pm:
I have shot the 38-55 a number of times with a light load of red dot (8-9 grains if I recall correctly)...


Something like that, rather than risking the separation of original parts, is the better thing to do if you wish to shoot it.  Special care must naturally be exercised to prevent accidental double charges, but I don't doubt you know that very well.

Not a bad idea, however, to look for some newer cases!
  
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Re: Difference between Stevens 44 and 44 1/2 guide
Reply #32 - Mar 30th, 2017 at 11:12pm
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arlon wrote on Mar 30th, 2017 at 4:37pm:
I have a Stevens 52. From the pics above one could almost be fooled into thinking it's a 44 1/2 by the close rear screw. I wish it was. I'd like to use this old 38-55 but just keep it in the safe instead.

I have regular model 44s in 38-55 and .22, they are as pictured in the OP.

So why does the 52 have a front half of a 44 and back half of a 44 1/2?


The high grade Model 44s used a separate lower tang piece when they were supplied with set triggers.   This assembly was copied verbatim when they designed the Model 44 1/2. 

More pictures of that lovely 52 would be appreciated.  We all love to drool over rifles like that.
  

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Re: Difference between Stevens 44 and 44 1/2 guide
Reply #33 - Apr 23rd, 2017 at 1:18pm
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Redsetter wrote on Mar 26th, 2017 at 11:32am:
Now, will someone please post a chart to show me clearly the difference between a dog and a cat?



I still want to know that if two female dogs get in a fight is it a cat fight?
  
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Re: Difference between Stevens 44 and 44 1/2 guide
Reply #34 - Apr 23rd, 2017 at 2:13pm
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Re: Difference between Stevens 44 and 44 1/2 guide
Reply #35 - May 19th, 2017 at 2:47pm
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Arlon, if you want to shoot that 38-55, I'd be happy to help you make that happen.  Shoot me an email.
  
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