Re: J Stevens Replica?
Welcome to TFF purepain,
The Stevens Favorite No. 30 is a modern reproduction of the Stevens Favorite series of rifles. I believe they are still in production and are being manufactured in 22LR, 17HMR and 22WMR. It is also available in a take-down version.
It should be fairly easy to tell if you have a reproduction if you tell us EXACTLY how your gun is marked. Close-up photos ... all the better.
If you purchased from a reputable dealer is is unlikely that you have a reproduction. The difference in value between an original and a reproduction isn't great enough to tempt anyone with average intelligence to misrepresent what he is selling. Of course, if the seller was a Democrat, all bets are off. Just don't tell me it came in a box along with a trigger lock.
NOTE: The information herein is provided free of charge. In some instances, you may actually be getting your money's worth.
Author of: The History and Guns of Simson & Co., Suhl