Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3379: Stevens Ideal No. 44 1/2 Rifle with Stevens Scope

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Excellent Stevens Ideal No. 44 1/2 Rifle with Stevens Scope

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000

Excellent Stevens Ideal No. 44 1/2 Rifle with Stevens Scope

Manufacturer: Stevens J Arms Co
Model: 44 1/2-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 22 LR
Barrel: 24 inch part octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 430
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 203
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

This model was manufactured c. 1903-1916. This particular rifle remain in very high condition and was previously owned by Allyn H. Tedmon, "The Godfather of Stevens Rifles." A copy of his article "Those Stevens Rifles" from 1926 is included. The rifle has a folding combination bead and globe front sights, rear sight filler block, Stevens scope (no. 475), an adjustable peep sight on the upper tang, a smooth Schnabel forearm, and smooth straight wrist buttstock with crescent buttplate. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall with 97% original blue and vivid casehardened finish displaying light edge and handling wear. The stock and forend are both excellent with light handling marks. The scope retains 75% plus original blue and has crisp optics. Mechanically excellent.



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