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My 44-1/2
Sep 10th, 2017 at 1:35pm
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Hello! New to the forum but not the hobby. I was able to purchase a rifle from a good friend this weekend, I have been trying to talk him out of it for years. It is a Stevens 44-1/2 with a heavy Douglas barrel in 32-40, also include is the original rimfire breech block, .22 barrel and a new heavy Douglas barrel in .22. It wears a 12X Unertl, also came with a Charlie Dell luber and Re-Decapper. I have shot against this rifle in matches years ago and fired it myself.
  
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Reply #1 - Sep 10th, 2017 at 2:09pm
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You will experience much happiness with that little rifle when you beat the guy next to you who is using a 5K Miller and a 1.5K rest and a 4K Swarovski spotting scope. I like it!  Smiley

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Reply #2 - Sep 10th, 2017 at 5:22pm
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Joe hit the nail on the head.  That is fun  Grin

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Reply #3 - Sep 10th, 2017 at 6:19pm
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Beautiful rifle. Welcome to the forum. If you are not an ASSRA member please feel free to join. They need new members.
  
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Reply #4 - Sep 10th, 2017 at 7:10pm
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Looks very nice, and having the RF and CF barrels and breech block is even better!
  

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Reply #5 - Sep 10th, 2017 at 7:51pm
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Very nice rifle and scope.
I like your screen name too!   Wink
Seems the older I get the more I say that to people.

Steve   Smiley
  
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Reply #6 - Sep 11th, 2017 at 12:37am
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Bring it to Asheville this weekend and shoot with us at the WCSS match!

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Reply #7 - Sep 11th, 2017 at 1:15pm
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I can't make it happen this weekend but I will make one soon. I need to get this out to the range and see what I can do with it. Looks like we are neighbors here in York County.


singleshot wrote on Sep 11th, 2017 at 12:37am:
Bring it to Asheville this weekend and shoot with us at the WCSS match!

Willis

  
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Reply #8 - Sep 12th, 2017 at 5:21pm
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Hello Gentlemen

I will soon have a 44-1/2 to restore, really a rebuild as it will need a new barrel. and I'm looking for ideas.  My tastes lie in plain and simple work well executed.

May I ask if the rifle pictured might be considered as "a typical example" as it looks very nice to my eye.

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Reply #9 - Sep 12th, 2017 at 5:34pm
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Other than the heavy barrel the rifle is original as far as I know.

Tentman wrote on Sep 12th, 2017 at 5:21pm:
Hello Gentlemen

I will soon have a 44-1/2 to restore, really a rebuild as it will need a new barrel. and I'm looking for ideas.  My tastes lie in plain and simple work well executed.

May I ask if the rifle pictured might be considered as "a typical example" as it looks very nice to my eye.

Thanks

  
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Re: My 44-1/2
Reply #10 - Sep 12th, 2017 at 6:33pm
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Tentman wrote on Sep 12th, 2017 at 5:21pm:
Hello Gentlemen

I will soon have a 44-1/2 to restore, really a rebuild as it will need a new barrel. and I'm looking for ideas.  My tastes lie in plain and simple work well executed.

May I ask if the rifle pictured might be considered as "a typical example" as it looks very nice to my eye.

Thanks



Stevens rifles typically came standard as half octagon barrels. Full octagon is unusual, and full round would be very rare. They also came with case colored receivers, so a restoration should include proper Stevens case colors.
  

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Re: My 44-1/2
Reply #11 - Sep 12th, 2017 at 8:43pm
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That's plum purdy Dilligas.  I like those Stevens rifles.
  
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