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Sep 10th, 2017 at 7:48pm
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Saw a half way decent side plate .22 Stevens at the local gun shop. Was tagged as a "crackshot"(!) and priced at $500 something. Was on consignment so they couldn't change the tag. Last one they had was only $195 or so. Maybe should have bought that one.
  
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Re: Side Plate Stevens
Reply #1 - Sep 10th, 2017 at 9:44pm
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So, if you didn't think it was worth $500, had it been dug out of the ground?
  
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Reply #2 - Sep 11th, 2017 at 12:25am
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Externally the metal and wood looked great but the bore was badly pitted.
  
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Reply #3 - Sep 11th, 2017 at 9:09am
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oneatatime wrote on Sep 11th, 2017 at 12:25am:
Externally the metal and wood looked great but the bore was badly pitted.


Well, is it still available?  I'd pay $500 regardless of the bore.
  
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Reply #4 - Nov 1st, 2017 at 8:31pm
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Was back by there today and they still had the side plate so I took a closer look. It was a large frame target in 22 with a 26 inch half round heavy barrel, Beach front sight, leaf rear (no tang sight), small Swiss butt plate (freckled nickel), nice patterned wood with a couple of slivers off the top of the forearm and a bit off where the inside of the buttstock adjoins the tang/action. The action closed tight but the lever drooped a bit. On a close look the block had the tightening screw like a 7 o'clock 44 and it was flush so had never been used so the droop would be easily handled. I told the owner that I had told his guy that it was a Side Plate and not a Crackshot and that one of our members had called about it and the guy was unable to locate it. The owner said that the guy was no longer there. Serial number in the low 300's marked on lower tang, barrel, lever, block, and buttplate. Bore was still rough but lands were strong. By then I had talked myself into it. They also had a very nice High Wall in 32-40 with a 10x Unertyl scope (I don't recall which model). Heavy octagon barrel either new or relined. They were asking $1995.
  
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Reply #5 - Nov 1st, 2017 at 8:50pm
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Photos ASAP please!
  

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Reply #6 - Nov 2nd, 2017 at 3:42pm
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Still cleaning it up for the camera. Slid the barrel out and the serial is also on the face of the action. Strange since it is also on the tang which is one piece with the action. And the extractor is marked "22 LR" so they must have had swapping barrels in mind from the start.
  
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Reply #7 - Nov 5th, 2017 at 1:30pm
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Here's a picture with apologies.
  
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Reply #8 - Nov 5th, 2017 at 8:36pm
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Beautiful rifle. I would say you got a great deal on it. I would have jumped on it for that price.
  
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