Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3504: J. Stevens Tip-Up Rifle

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Estimated Price: $1,300 - $1,900

J. Stevens Tip-Up Rifle

Manufacturer: Stevens J Arms Co
Model: Tip Up-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 38
Barrel: 30 inch octagon
Finish: blue/nickel
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 245
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 258
Class: Antique

Manufactured in the 1870s to 1895 in numerous variations. This example is a tip-up rifle without the forend. The barrel has a hooded post front sight with fixed German silver blade on top, a folding combination aperture and notch rear sight and the single line J. Stevens address/patent marking on the upper left flat. Two-tone finish with blued barrel and nickel iron frame, trigger guard and buttplate. The stock is straight grip and uncheckered fancy grain walnut. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent. The barrel retains 85% plus slightly faded original blue finish. The remaining metal surfaces retain 98% original nickel. The stock is excellent with some minor dings and scratches and most of the original varnish remaining. Mechanically excellent.

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