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J Stevens Arms Co 22 long rifle gun single shot with a 21 inch octagon barrel What year was it made and is it a crackshot you need to know so you can get a forearm and stock for it?


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2014-01-21 10:12:49
2014-01-21 10:12:49

From your description,I would say that you have a Model 72 Crackshot rifle that was made from 1972-1989.

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Your J stevens model 26 crackshot,is a boys type single shot rifle with a under lever opening,a 18in.round barrel,hardwood straight grip stock and forearm with open sights.these were made from 1913-1941.They were chambered in either .22cal rimfire,or .32cal rimfire caliber.

The value of a J Stevens Arms 22 LR with Octagon barrel would depend on a couple different things. The most important being the condition.

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hello how old is my savage model 72 seral # isb195687.The savage/stevens model 72 crackshot rifle was made from 1972-1989.Your rifle has a 22in.octagon barrel,and is chambered in .22 long rifle caliber.It has a color case hardened frame,straight stock,and open sights.

Serial numbers were not required before 1968. If it has one, check under the forearm, on the barrel and on the action.

No but there is a octagon barrel

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Blue Book of Gun Values, Standard Catalog of Firearms, etc. The Crackshot was one of the "boy's rifles" first manufactured by Stevens in the late 1800's, but the 1913 patent date means yours was made later. If you have written the entire company name as it appears on the gun, it was made sometime after 1920 when Stevens was bought by Savage Arms and before about 1948 when the Stevens line was discontinued.

on top of the barrel should be written the makers name and possibly the model name. you will need that information to locate a forearm. Put a want to buy (WTB) ad on or Also try you might be lucky..........

The same size forearm is used on all barrel lengths of the 500.

pull forearm off. open barrel and remove. drift 2 trigger assembly pins out. pull trigger ass. down and out. now drift the barrel catch pin and the lever and catch can be removed.

remove pin from end of magazine tube at barrel muzzle, pull magazine tube from forearm, forearm is now ready to be lifted off barrel

Pull down on forearm. It should come off. Then break open shotgun, barrels should hinge off.

The Stevens will accept whatever caliber designation is stamped on the side of the barrel.

SN's were not required before 1968. It it has one, check the following locations, barrel, frame, breech, under forearm.

The one my dad has uses the same forearm. It should just snap on just like it does on the rifle barrel.

Yes in 1860 Stevens made a double barrel, all steel barrel and its has external hammers.

Need to know type of action, all specifications such as barrel length, round or octagon, and any markings on the gun.

The forearm is the front part of the stock, under the barrel, that your NON-trigger hand holds.

First, unscrew the magazine tube cap, located at the end of the forearm. Then pull the action back to about half-way, then you should be able to pull and jiggle the barrel and forearm free. To reassemble, slide the barrel and forearm back on, and pull the action back until the barrel slides into place, then rescrew the magazine tube cap.

It will be eight sided,thus the name hexagon barrel.

Either the barrel or receiver would have to be drilled and tapped or some form of barrel clamp would be required to hold the scope. At this point, given that the rifle is over 75 years old and no longer manufactured (read: parts are not available off the shelf and manufacture of same is expensive and difficult), your best choice would be to not do it.

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