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Reply #30 - Apr 12th, 2019 at 5:33pm
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Bill Lawrence wrote on Apr 12th, 2019 at 12:49pm:
How quickly we forget these days, even when we had such a long and fairly enlightening discussion about Stevens catalog numbers and dates only last fall.  Be that as it may, the No. 53 is indeed one of the catalogs that had its number repeated, as back then we firmly established that there were at least 1911 and 1912 versions.

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Reply #31 - Apr 12th, 2019 at 6:14pm
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Mike Gish wrote on Apr 10th, 2019 at 11:02pm:
My two: 7023 British marks
           19317  47 action

Since the subject of the highest know serial number has been raise, I'd like to ask Mike to confirm his 19317 rifle and describe it, if he would be so kind.

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Reply #32 - Apr 12th, 2019 at 8:03pm
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This was on Gunbroker recently. Stevens arms roll marks on receiver. Serial #12509

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Shouldn't that put it in the New England Westinghouse or Savage days after production supposedly stopped ?
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Reply #33 - Apr 12th, 2019 at 8:54pm
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Mine is #11921 - rebarreled.
I made a note from something I read somewhere - don't know where - that 441/2 numbers ran from 500 to 12940.  Wish I'd have noted where I got that from.................

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Reply #34 - Apr 12th, 2019 at 10:04pm
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The barrel rollstamp is pre-Savage, though.
  
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Reply #35 - Apr 12th, 2019 at 11:31pm
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Bill Lawrence wrote on Apr 12th, 2019 at 12:49pm:
How quickly we forget these days, even when we had such a long and fairly enlightening discussion about Stevens catalog numbers and dates only last fall.  Be that as it may, the No. 53 is indeed one of the catalogs that had its number repeated, as back then we firmly established that there were at least 1911 and 1912 versions. You are right but it has been about 25 years since I met him so I had guess about his name, after all both names do start with a "J". So I was close.
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Reply #36 - Apr 12th, 2019 at 11:35pm
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My 44 1/2's for your information.
#10588 .222-15-60 26" barrel, Stevens flip up front sight, later Lyman #2 rear sight.
#5538 38-55.
#785 .25-21 205 beach combination front sight, 102 vernier peep sight.
#10844 Model 47 .25-20 Sheard 3 leaf express rear sight.
#12853 .22 long rifle.
#10096 '32-40 Lyman rear tang sight.
#4255 Model 45 .22 short, 28" barrel, Stevens 207 windage front sight, Lyman 2A rear tang sight.
#2186 Model 45 .32 Ideal, Stevens globe front sight, Stevens vernier tang sight with combination eyecup. Breaach loading tool of unknown manufactur.
I also have a Model 404 Serial # 12190 in .22 Long Rifle that i believe is a 44 action. I would have to find it to confirm that for sure. Relined barrel. I bought it from Gorgen.
Hope this is helpful.
Found another one. Barrel only. #759 or 750 stamping is not real clear  .44-40 #2 heavy barrel 26" . Bought it on Gunbroker and currently on what was my .38-55.
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Reply #37 - Apr 12th, 2019 at 11:43pm
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Frank, thanks for the question, I was beginning to wonder myself. The rifle is a custom made on a 44 1/2 action, I got it from Gary Quinlin a number of years ago from an estate sale. It is a heavy barrel 17 Achley Hornet, single set trigger with a four finger lever.no Stevens roll marks on the receiver. I will try and take some pictures tomorrow and see if I can get a friend to post them.
  
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Reply #38 - Apr 13th, 2019 at 1:34pm
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Here are Mike's pictures. Nice rifle.
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Reply #39 - Apr 13th, 2019 at 6:26pm
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Several have noted that "the street" has long believed that 44-1/2 serial numbers don't go higher than 13,xxx.  Yet here we have one that's roughly 6,000 higher.  Anybody want to speculate where those "missing" rifles are now?  Does it matter that the lower tang is removable?

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Reply #40 - Apr 13th, 2019 at 6:33pm
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Is the barrel also numbered 19317?
If not, I've got a possible speculation, but will withhold it pending the answer to that question.

  

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Reply #41 - Apr 14th, 2019 at 12:14pm
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Since the lower tang is serial numbered, would it matter whether it's removable or not? Does the 44 1/2 tang fit into a 44?
  

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Reply #42 - Apr 14th, 2019 at 1:03pm
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Yes.

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Reply #43 - Apr 14th, 2019 at 3:47pm
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chucks 44 1/2 has a single set trigger so I would say its the right lower tang for his rifle
  
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Reply #44 - Apr 14th, 2019 at 5:03pm
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Found two more English Models 044 1/2's.
#1495 .22 Long Rifle
#1032 .25-25 Stevens
  
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