Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3370: Special Order Stevens Ideal "Walnut Hill" No. 49 Rifle

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Estimated Price: $4,500 - $6,500

Special Order Stevens Ideal "Walnut Hill" No. 49 Rifle

Manufacturer: Stevens J Arms Co
Model: 49-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 25-21
Barrel: 30 1/4 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 462
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 199
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

This model was manufactured c. 1896-1930s and was available with a variety of special features. This rifle has a non-engraved No. 44 1/2 action marked "49 0" on the front face under the forend, globe front sight, rear sight filler block, elevation adjustable tang peepsight, spurred lever with walnut grips, adjustable double set triggers, matching serial numbers, checkered walnut forearm and pistol grip stock with high comb, cheek rest, and Swiss buttplate. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine with 97% plus professionally restored blue and 95% original casehardened finish, light edge and handling wear, and a few minor marks. The wood is very fine and has crisp checkering, two filled holes from mounting a palm rest on the forearm, thin cracks and repair at the tip of the grip, and light handling and storage marks. Mechanically excellent.

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