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Hello! This rifle was recently passed down to me from my great-grandfather and I am told he acquired this around the year 1900.

Could you kindly help me identify the model of this gun?

We think it might be a Stevens Favorite No. 18 Model 1894, but are not quite sure.

Below are the details. Thank you for your help!


Barrel: Fully Octagon

Sights: Beach combination front sight, Leaf folding middle sight, Lyman #2 tang sight

Serial No.: R803 is stamped under the lever

Barrel Markings (3 lines each):

J.STEVENS ARMS COMPANY
MADE IN U.S.A. 22 LONG RIFLE
CHICOPEE FALLS, MASS. U.S.A.

TRADE MARK
FAVORITE
REG.U.S.PAT.OFF.&FGN.

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wow is that front sight hard right? are those tool scratches on the tang wind adjuster? sorry just being a smarty pants there.
nice looking gun, i would like to shoot it anytime. i hope the bore is as good as the outside. i love single shot rifles and that is a pretty one.

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From the barrel and receiver markings it looks like a model 1915 to me too @Hawg I had an 1889 and a 1894 receiver up in the shop and they don't have those markings on them, in fact they didn't have any markings on them.
 

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I'm not up to speed on all the various iterations of them about all I can tell you is it is a Model 15. You can verify it by taking off the tang sight, use the proper gunsmith's screwdrivers so you don't mess up the screw slots, that's too nice of a rifle for buggered up screws. If you don't have any hollow ground screwdrivers that fit the slots exactly use a drimmel on a garage sale screwdriver and make it fit the screw. :)
 
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