Stevens Old Model Tip Up Pocket Rifle

Scarce, very dainty early-production .22 RF. Stevens Old Model Tip Up Pocket Rifle. It’s serial # 340X places it in the early 1870s!  9″ round barrel with octagonal shank and blue finish. Globe front sight with elevation adjustable rear peep sight. Silver finished small brass frame with buttcap to accept shoulder stock. This is the early design without a retaining thumbscrew. Features include spur trigger, sideplate, straight style release button, hammer mount firing pin and spring-operated extractor. Two-piece walnut grips. Barrel, frame, and shoulder stock have matching numbers. Estimated production of 4,000, from 1869-1886. Includes an 11″ iron shoulder stock with Japaned black finish. The frame retains 40% silver finish acquiring a darkened tarnish. Barrel retains 70% lightly faded blue showing spots of light pitting. Grips show worn finish & light handling marks. Bore is dark w/ areas of light pitting retaining lightly worn intact rifling. Stock retains 30% Japaned black finish. All in all, a dandy and very dainty little Stevens. These ones that are Federally antique are difficult to find. The ATF has exempted all Stevens pocket rifles from the barrel length restrictions of the National Firearms Act of 1934. (ERCI-644) $1275  — “SOLD” —  Gifted to “St. Funogas” for $1275 in Writing Contest prize purchase credits on June 21, 2023.


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