Originally Posted by McFry
i was kinda awe-struck at the crudeness of the rifle and that kinda made it appealing to me.
Not crude.....just simple, very reliable, and a heckuva lotta fun. The Stevens "Favorite" first came out in 1894 and was made until 1940.
The current Savage version is a pretty faithful reproduction of the original, but made with stronger, more modern steel.