I HAVE A J STEVENS ARMS VISIBLE LOADING REPEATER PUMP 22 SHORT/LONG RIFLE PAT#APR 30/07 NEED ANY INFO THANK U
The Stevens Nickname "Visible Loading Rifle" is associated with the Model 70. It was also offered as models 70-1/2, 71, 71-1/2, 72, and 72-1/2 but they just had different sight configurations. Otherwise, they were identical. It was made from 1907 to 1932 and is valued at;
Exc. Cond: $400.00 USD
V.G. Cond: $350.00 USD
Good Cond: $225.00 USD
Fair Cond: $100.00 USD
Hope this answers your questions,
This might be a stupid newby question, but what are the parameters for the grading system for this gun? I also have one of these 22 short/long/long rifle pump repeaters. April 30 07 date. This is in pretty good shape & will fire. stock & all mechanisms are whole & in pretty good shape for a gun this old that has not been kept in a vault! Has some minor surface rust on barrel but can prob be cleaned off with small steel wool buffing.
dont use steel wool. you dissolve the rust do not scrape to bare metal. oil and burlap will get you there in time. that rifle might be a good shooter but its not in good shape 200 to 250 is about where it should sell.
thank you ace! a little disappointing that a working rifle over a hundred years old is only worth maybe 250 bucks! maybe i will clean it up and see if the value will be better later.
there are a lot of them out there and part of what holds the price down is most people have messed with them till thay wont feed right and instead of fixing it or having it fixed thay named it the miserable loder and sold or traded it to someone else that could not figure it out and was to cheep to have it fixed. good rifles with a undeserved bad rep.
I understand...thanks for the info & warning on the steel wool. I won't do anything rash like sand the rust off! I will do a little research before i do anything. Sorry for calling you ace...didn't see the msmike! told you im a newby! Thanks for the fast turnaround time on responses. If i have any work done to it i will repost later.