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Lot 3464: Stevens Model 23 Sure Shot Single Shot Rifle

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Rare Antique Stevens Model 23 Sure Shot Single Shot Rifle with Case

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Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500

Rare Antique Stevens Model 23 Sure Shot Single Shot Rifle with Case

Manufacturer: Stevens J Arms Co
Model: 23-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 22 RF
Barrel: 20 1/4 inch round
Finish: blue/nickel
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 314
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 247
Class: Antique
Description:

Introduced in 1894 and discontinued in 1896 due to poor performance, making this a rare gun. Blade and notch sights on the barrel with a folding peep sight on the tang. The rifle shows standard markings. These rifles are discussed in depth on pages 24-30 of James Grant's books "Boys' Single Shot Rifles". Includes a period leather takedown case. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Fine, showing a smooth grey patina with splashes of brown on the barrel, 85% original nickel, and mild handling evidence. The wood is very good with some varnish loss and sanding marks visible at the wrist and numerous dings and scratches. The case is good with missing handle and detached but included lid. Mechanically excellent.



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