Here's another "boys' rifle" found in unusually like new condition.
Majority of these ended their days sitting in a corner of a leaky old barn or corn crib, waiting to pop a rat, pigeon or other pest annoying the owner.
This is the STEVENS "JUNIOR" NO. 11
rifle in .22rf. The first advertisement for it appeared in the Feb. 1924, Hunter, Trader, Trapper
magazine for $4.50. Production ceased in 1932. Pretty nice old piece considering that it's AT LEAST
79 years old!
In Jim Perkins' 1976 book, American Boys' Rifles 1890-1945
, the author says the Junior is, "actually a cheaply built version of the Little Scout No. 14 1/2." Coincidentally, I obtained this excellent Junior at almost the same time as the 14 1/2 I posted earlier on this thread.
nice guns and I'm very happy to have them in the collection.
Best regards ~ ~ ~ FFF