Stevens bolt action model 325B 30/30

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  1. RugerUser

    RugerUser New Member

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    The gun is in pretty good shape what might the value be and roughly when were they made?
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    While I am not entirely sure, I believe that the Stevens 325 production began shortly after WWII, as the "Super Sporters" were produced before the war. In any event, they seem to be selling for quite a premium these days. Ten to fifteen years ago, I would see the .30-30's in the three models; Savage 340, Springfield 840 and Stevens 325; at gun shows and flea markets in the $125-$175 range. Today, it would seem that they are bringing upwards of $300 or more depending on condition.
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    Thanks for the input. I did good for what I got in it...:D
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    Re: Stevens bolt action model 325-B 30/30

    I recently was given a Stevens Model 325-B Lever Action 30-30 rifle. She got it from her dad back in the sixties. Heres the kicker, this rifle looks like it has never been fired and is in 100% flawless condition. She claims that the rifle had sat in her dads safe for years and never was fired by her or her dad. This rifle is in original condition with no serial number. The receiver has no holes for a scope mount, looks totally unmolested. From what I've been seeing on the internet that this rifle was made in 1950 so the condition it is in blows me away. She gave me the rilfe because I helped her sell her car. Not one scratch, deep bluing, perfect magazine, 100%. What is this rifle worth and what do you all think about me mounting a scope? I don't have a camera but will get one soon and post pictures. :)
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    Stevens Model 325 Bolt ACTION RIFLE (INCLUDING A,B and C) .30-30 Winchester caliber, 4 shot detachable magazine, Introduced 1947, discontinued 1950. (Requires no serial number. Serial numbers not mandatory until required on all guns by the Gun Control Act of 1968) Values:
    100%-$375, 98%-$335, 95%-$275. 90%-$225,80%-$185,70%-$150 and 60%-$135
    Percentage figures refer to amount of original finish remaining on metal and wood. The dollar figure is an average retail price, Dealers will pay only 40 to 60 percent of these amounts. It is assumed that the gun is complete and in a safe condition to shoot.
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    Re: Stevens bolt action model 325-B 30/30

    Det45,

    You don't have a Stevens Model 325B lever action. It's a Model 425, made between 1910 and 1918 per Nick Strobel.

    I think if you were to drill it for a scope mount you'd be committing a crime if it's in the condition you say. Go find a Winchester to mess up. A mint Stevens 425 is sorta rare. Your rifle though, do whatever.
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    I'm not so sure about det45's rifle. I have never heard of the old Steven lever rifles (425, 430, 435, 440) having a letter suffix on the model. But then again, they're scarce too...I've only seen one 430 in my lifetime.

    I'm thinking more along the lines of a terminology confusion. That "lever" being the bolt handle.
    I see a reference to a "perfect magazine", which kinda points towards the 325B since it's a detachable mag rifle.

    Hopefully det45 can round up a camera and post pics of his rifle. That will clear up any confusion. And yup...there would be a huge difference in value between a 325 from the 40s-50s and a turn of the century 425-family levergun too.
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