1915, Octagonal Barrel "Favorite" 22 long rifle

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  1. sions

    sions New Member

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    “Favorite” 22 Long Rifle description by owner, Sarah J. Key


    On top of the octagonal barrel is

    J STEVENS FIREARM COMPANY

    MADE IN USA 22 LONG RIFLE

    CHICOPEE FALLS, MASS. USA


    On the top metal connecting the wooden stock is stamped,

    MODEL 1915


    On the bottom metal connecting the wooden stock is stamped,

    K 176


    On the octagonal barrel to the right of the rear sight is some
    VERY fine decorative engraving (smaller than silk thread) for about 6
    inches on the plane between the side and top angles and directly in front of the rear sight for about 1 inch, as well—No further engraving on the octagonal barrel.

    Surrounding the trigger/lever assembly, there is a one-piece plate
    with scroll work on each side and on two upper planes of the
    tri-angled, octagonal shaped part, where the barrel in inserted.
    On the very top of the tri-angled octagonal shaped housing the
    trigger/lever assembly, there is another stamp reading:

    TRADE MARK

    FAVORITE

    Reg US Pat Off & FGN


    On the butt of the stock is a plate stamped in a curved ribbon
    logo *STEVENS FAVORITE* with uniform raised dots filling most of the
    rest of the butt plate.

    I understand the octagonal barrel was not made after 1911—true?

    I would like to know everything I can find out about this gun. If you
    cannot identify it and help with the general background of the make, some values, the meaning of the markings etc, would you please recommend someone who can?


    Thank you,

    Sarah J. Key

    To my knowledge, never re-blued.

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  2. hrf

    hrf Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum.

    I've seen many Stevens Favorite models, but never an engraved one, and doubt it was done by the factory. If there ever was a factory engraved Favorite, I'd expect it to be a deluxe model, with special sights and checkered stock and forend.

    Hard to tell if it's been refinished; please use your camera's macro setting and retake the closeups of markings.

    The 1926 Sears catalog listed the Favorite with round barrel at $8.65, with octagon barrel $9.25
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