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Stevens Model 22-410

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by Top-Dog, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. Top-Dog

    Top-Dog New Member

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    Looking for an approximate date of manufacture and value.

    I have an over / under Stevens 22 LR and 410 gauge 3" shells. The wood is good, but the finish needs to be redone. There is a notch on the right side of the stock, not a chip, but a notch. (Not sure what that means) It belonged to my grandfather and he was a farmer in Alabama. The metal needs to be re-blued. Not a clue on how to figure % of Blue remaining.

    The gun is tight and I wouldn't hesitate to shoot it.

    On the left side of the 410 barrel, it reads;
    STEVENS J.STEVENS ARMS COMPANY
    CHICOPEE FALLS, MASS USA MODEL 22-410

    On the right side of the 22 barrel it reads; .22 LONG RIFLE
    On the right side of the 410 barrel it reads; PROOF TESTED 410 BORE
    3 INCH CHAMBER

    On the right side of the body it's engraved with the heart symbol
    and at the bottom it reads of the body it reads; PATENT PENDING
     

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  2. Jolly Bill

    Jolly Bill Active Member

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    I can offer my opinion: if the gun is solid with not cracks or splits in the wood and the metal is OK, retail value would be in the $150 - $200 range.

    Looks like it has most of the blue. A potential risk if you reblue the barrels is if it is hot blued, it might compromise the solder that holds the top and bottom barrel and rib together. I would leave it alone. Re-bluing would cost you some bucls and it would NOT increase the value of the gun.

    The receiver was case colored, it was not blued. Leave that alone too.

    I would use it as is.

    Just my opinion and I hope it helps.

    And Welcome to the forum.

    Jolly
     

  3. Fatstrat

    Fatstrat Well-Known Member

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    I disagree on value. It appears to be a model 24. And with the "Patent pending" stamp, my guess is a very early one. These were extremely popular guns that were made in many variations over the production run. And are now acquiring collector interest. My wag is that value is more likely north of the $300. mark.
    I've seen these commonly sell in the $400. to $500. range. Generally in my experience only the plastic stocked models bring the lower prices as above. Yours appears well used and slightly rough. But the early mfg status may offset condition deductions.
     
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  4. desi23

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    I think that one might bring $300 but not likely to go for much more than that. I've seen a lot of people asking higher prices at the shows but don't see many actually sell one for the higher figures. Usually has to be one of the less common combos or be practically new to get top dollar. The 223/20ga and 357/20ga are the only ones I've seen lately actually sell for $400 plus.
     
  5. roundball

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    I recall that the barrels were brazed together not soldered together. It was possible to hot blue the brazed barrels on the 22-410's.
     
  6. Buffalochip

    Buffalochip Well-Known Member

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    Keep in mind that the values given are for its current condition--reblue it or strip/sand/refinish the wood and the value drops. You can clean it up a bit--gently, and you may be able to use a wet wrag and tip of an iron to steam out some of the dents. But GENTLE use of little 0000 steel wool dipped in linseed oil will clean the stock and dipped in gun oil will clean the metal. It's old, so let it show its age.
     
  7. roundball

    roundball Active Member

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    It's a real plus that the original barrel selector is still in place. Those parts became difficult to find. Been there done that. Good suggestion was given on cleaning the gun.
     
  8. Top-Dog

    Top-Dog New Member

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    Thanks guys! I really appreciate your input.