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I have a J. Stevens single shot 22 pistol. It has a 6" barrel and has been professionally restored decades ago and safe kept ever since. Not sure of the model number. Serial number starts with 32xxxx. Has J. Stevens Arms Company - Chipocee Falls Mass USA on the barrel.
 

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Could be wrong, Stevens made a slew of these break top single shots. I believe you have a Model 35. It has been refinished but not restored. The barrel should be blued and I can see pitting under the replating, and the grips seem to fit poorly. The fact that it is 22 instead of 25 Stevens is nice ( 25 Stevens would make it useless as a shooter ). Because of the " restoring " it is not really desirable as a collectors item but would make a nice shooter. The book value is not much of a guide in a case like this, they rate on original finishes. I don't want to give a WAG, but if I was looking for something to play with, I would go maybe 150 and then bushing the firing pin ( If I remember correctly the 35 had no firing pin bushing ). I may be in error, if so perhaps others will chime in with more information.
 

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Welcome to TFF.

It's a Model 35 made 1907-1916, but unfortunately the collector value was destroyed by the "restoration" as it appears to have been heavily buffed and nickel or chrome plated, and also has a non-original rear sight.

It's value now would be as a shooter, which will depend on the bore condition, etc.

Here's how it should look: http://www.gunauction.com/Search/DisplayItem.cfm?ItemNum=9527021
 

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Thanks for all of the info. It is nickel plated. As far as my tackle box goes, I have a Western Marshall derringer 357 in there. :) Great forum, glad I found it.
 
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