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Reply #30 - Feb 14th, 2019 at 11:35am
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I admire your Grandfather's taste and he must have taken allot of personal pride in owning that rifle. It shows by the way he cared for it and rightfully so it is simply a stunning example of what Stevens produced. Do you happen to have the paperwork from when he purchased the rifle.
  
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Reply #31 - Feb 14th, 2019 at 12:42pm
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Didn't Ned Roberts write that he had problems with 44's in 38/55 ?
  
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Reply #32 - Feb 15th, 2019 at 2:29pm
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Nice to see this particular gun topic brought back up again. I think this is a neat old gun and shooting kit, and hope you're careful shooting smokeless loads in it, so it's still around in another century in your family!
  

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Reply #33 - May 2nd, 2019 at 10:52pm
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No paperwork or anything like that unfortunately.

I've only shot this one with something like 19-20 gr of IMR4198 and 250gr cast bullets. It's lite and the load was worked just to the point that it stopped sooting the case. It was still pretty accurate for what I was doing. Nothing like it was probably capable of with the right loads and bullets. I don't shoot it much but I did a lot of looking to find the lowest pressure that would still get a bullet down the bore.
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Reply #34 - Jul 7th, 2019 at 3:57pm
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I have another Stevens 38-55, this one is a normal model 44. It has the same "1" stamped on the barrel. It was also stamped with the same broken stamp as the model 52. It also has a lugged hammer but the receiver is about .025" narrower. I wonder if they just left a little extra material because of the engraving that was going to be done on the model 52.
  
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Reply #35 - Jul 8th, 2019 at 11:47am
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What a great rifle, that is a family treasure .
  
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Reply #36 - Jul 8th, 2019 at 1:58pm
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An amazing looking rifle with a great, preserved history.  A true family heirloom ...
  

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Re: Stevens Model 52
Reply #37 - Jul 8th, 2019 at 10:42pm
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Somehow I missed this thread until today.

What a wonderful rifle complete with accessories and family connection!

Thanks for posting.

Wish it were mine.

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Reply #38 - Jul 8th, 2019 at 11:30pm
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Magnificent rifle, and astonishing that all of the peripherals have survived along with it!

I'm so glad you have it and the family history it represents. Let us hope that many, many years from now YOUR progeny will still own and be equally proud of this fine testament to American workmanship!

Thanks for sharing! Jim...
  
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Re: Stevens Model 52
Reply #39 - Jul 9th, 2019 at 12:34pm
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Ordinarily, I, too, would consider replacing the buttplate prongs.  However, assuming it was your grandfather who removed them (or had them removed), I'd keep the plate as-is as a reflection of his style and as part of his memorial.

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