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Reply #45 - Apr 14th, 2019 at 9:01pm
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I hope this serial#is correct, if so, there’s 6000 Stevens 44 1/2 rifles out there that no one has ever seen. I’ll keep my eyes open, maybe I can find # 19318.     Ledball
  
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Reply #46 - Apr 15th, 2019 at 1:13am
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On the off chance that it might yield something, I dug this photo of Model 44 DST s/n 18053 out of my archive.  Thinking that if 19317 had a different typeface to the stamp or something that would eliminate the possibility that it's a 44-series tang in a 44 1/2.  No joy.  It could still be.  The only way left would be to check some of the pin diameters in the assembly.  As I recall from working with Gail to get parts for a 44 DST assembly of mine they are different from what was used in the 44 1/2.
  
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Reply #47 - Apr 15th, 2019 at 11:12am
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Has anyone ever seen a 44 with a single set trigger? I've only seen them with double set triggers, or regular non set trigger.
  

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Reply #48 - Apr 15th, 2019 at 12:52pm
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This is out of the Stevens # 52 (1907) catalog.

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Reply #49 - Apr 15th, 2019 at 6:33pm
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For the good of the order: I sorted all the serial numbers in numerical order ... (You need to Login or Register to view media files and links)

Now, let's try to ball park serial numbers within a year of production:
*respective to when they first appeared in different catalog numbers:
* maybe the owner wrote the purchase date on the inside of the stock or forearm
* ie - when 044 1/2's were made in England
* 1911 Known - Catalog #53 - the Semi-Military Model 404
* What year the firing pin re-tractor was introduced
*How many did Stevens produce a year (I read they did $500 a day of guns but that was probably all models
*SWAG!
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Reply #50 - Apr 15th, 2019 at 6:53pm
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How many guns was "$500 a day"??? Was that the selling price of the guns made each day? Or the cost of making the guns each day?
Bet they didn't make the same number each day too. This should be funny to see the wild speculation, and guesstimates for daily runs, or even yearly runs!
  

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Reply #51 - Apr 17th, 2019 at 10:57am
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I do not know the history of this rifle, has a 33-47 Bresien barrel . Was re colored by CPA .Face of action does not have any stampings. It does have the screw for ejector extractor (Paul S. told me all of the later 44 1/2 had this 22 lr or not)
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Reply #52 - Apr 17th, 2019 at 11:42am
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Dales - added you to the list
  

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Reply #53 - Apr 17th, 2019 at 12:39pm
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As for 44 double set triggers used in 44 1/2 action I do not think that 44 hammer springs had a tension screw and did not have the extra  trigger spring screws found in the 44 1/2 action .  Should be easy to spot if a    44 1/2 action has a 44 trigger tang .
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Reply #54 - Apr 17th, 2019 at 10:48pm
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I hope this conversation will not stop, I still think there were no factory 44 1/2 rifles made with a 13000 serial #.  Ledball
  
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Reply #55 - Apr 18th, 2019 at 9:13am
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#4208 on my 44 1/2   smitty
  
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Reply #56 - Apr 18th, 2019 at 9:50am
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  I have #11680 model 45 25-21 with the ejector screw.
  

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Reply #57 - Apr 18th, 2019 at 10:52am
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I have some new info on the rifle I posted a pic of the ser. # 15821. I talked with Gail at CPA and she looked at the history of my rifle . The number 15821 was their work order for that rifle ; it had no serial number on it when they worked on it so they added their work order number to the tang so they had a way to identify the rifle.
She thought 134xx was the highest number Stevens used.
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Reply #58 - Apr 18th, 2019 at 1:09pm
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Let me add a little more info on my 10626 rifle:

It came to me as a 22RF, with a Win, Model 52 barrel on it and doesn't have the cross bolt, for the ejector.

It also has this strange 9 marking on the face of the action.

I swapped out the bb and put a Stevens 38/55 barrel on it.

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Reply #59 - Apr 18th, 2019 at 2:52pm
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9437 M-49 44 1/2 32-40 half octagon barrel.
  
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