J. Stevens, Model 425 High Power, marked Cal. 30-30 REM, MFG. 19...
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Started 2019-04-26 00:00:00
Ended 2019-06-01 03:03:33

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J. Stevens, Model 425 High Power, marked Cal. 30-30 REM, MFG. 1911-17, SN: 1411, Lever Action Rifle, 22'' Round barrel, 2/3 length mag., The 425 was designed by John Redfield & represented the J. Stevens Arms & Tool Companies entry into the centerfire arena. Although some sources erroneously claim there were 26,000 of these rifles produced, that is incorrect. More commonly accepted amongst knowledgeable collectors & factory historians is that less than 5,000 were produced & possible less than 1,000. The model was only produced or cataloged from 1911-17 & was serialized with at least one other Stevens model produced during this period, thus accounting for the confusion surrounding serialization. Peter Zobian, a prominent 425 collector has concluded from his research & exhaustive search, that Brophys information in the Marlin book is most likely correct in that Steven (Savage) only made less than 1,000 of these rifles. As of 2010, his research had only turned up 117 examples, serialized between 1,021 & 5,594 in the four calibers, .25, .30, .32 & .35 REM. Remember other models also fall into that same serialization. Regardless of which production figure is actually correct, this model is one of the rarest of the lever models produced in the glory era of Winchester, Marlin & Savage lever rifles. Although this specimen is stamped 30-30 Rem, it actually fires the .30 Rem. centerfire cartridge, as the 30-30 stamping was simply a marketing ploy to take advantage of the popularity of the 30-30 Winchester cartridge. The original hand oil finished walnut wood stocks are very good+ condition, with limited scuffs & minor contusions, Stock has a glue crack or toe repair that was professionally done & not really noticeable without closer examination. Metal is 70% blue thinning to an even gray on barrel, 60% blue on the receiver & 50% on lever. Bore is very good+, with strong, full rifling. Has period rear sight & a ivory bead front sight with a copper shim present. Factory metal buttplate, An original condition example in this rare & collectible rifle.* FFL or C&R Req. - Value: 1500 to 3000

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J. Stevens, Model 425 High Power, marked Cal. 30-30 REM, MFG. 19...
Item # 4034
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