I have a Stevens Model 49 pump action tube fed 22 S, L & LR rifle. It is in the high 90's for condition and has a Weaver 4B scope in vintage mounts with the correct blocks that use the factory holes in the barrel. The sights have been removed. I was wondering what it's value might be. Thanks
How do you make sure your post goes to the correct forum??? Please!!!
I moved you into the Stevens forum.
The Stevens Model 49 "Walnut Hill Rifle" is valued at $7,500.00 USD for excellent (95-98%) condition and $7,000.00 USD for very good (80-95%) condition.
I hope you kept the sights you removed to keep the rifle complete and original. The scope you'll have to add the additional value as you know what it cost. I would suggest adding 75% of the actual cost.
However, it would probably be best of you restored the original sights onto the rifle and kept the scope for another.
I would recommend you get a written appraisal from a qualified gun appraiser. Check with your local Gun Shop or Gunsmith for who they would recommend in your area.
Hope this helps you out,
It's not a Walnut Hill - they were single shots, this is a pump 22 repeater like I first stated. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks
You'll need to give the correct and entire model number as we depend upon information received to apply a value for you.
???? Reread my first post....... STEVENS MODEL 49, on left side of the receiver, exact stamping is 'STEVENS' directly over '-MODEL-49-'which is in smaller print, it's a pump 22 - 22 S, L & LR (stamped on barrel and is the only stamping on the barrel) - serial number on lower front of the receiver, lower tang and on the butt stock under the butt plate as well as on the butt plate which is unmarked sheet steel - the serial number (- last two digits) is '316xx K'. The stock has a checkered wrist, fore arm is tapered and grooved - 1 groove behind mounting screws and 15 in front. Barrel is round and 24" long, magazine tube is shorter.
I don't know what else you need??????
My previous response is the only listing I have for a Stevens Model 49. If it's not that Model 49 you'll have to post some good quality pictures dhowing;
* Both sides of the receiver
* Top and bottom views of the receiver
* Overall length (both sides)
* Close ups of all markings and symbols
With the above pictures maybe we can figure out what Model 49 you have....
The one you posted information on is a single shot..so of course it's not the right one - I specifically stated that I had a 22 pump repeater in the original post - was my original post that much harder to read than the book you seem to be getting info from?
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May I suggest you try to calm down just a bit? I understand your frustration, but people do make mistakes. kcbuck is a volunteer like all the rest of us on this board. Maybe he didn't read your post carefully and maybe he gave an answer that wasn't very helpful. But "yelling" at him over it is not going to get you what you need.
Now - the reason kcbuck could not find any reference to your gun is that, apparently, none of the standard references list it. I know, because I just spent the last half hour carefully looking through them, both under Stevens and under Savage, the company that bought out the old Stevens Arm and Tool Company in 1920.
After further research, I was able to discover that the Stevens Model 49, slide action .22 rimfire rifle was cataloged and sold by Savage for only one year. It was introduced at the beginning of the depression in 1929 and did not survive.
Your example appears to be in quite good condition and very well may be a desirable collector's piece, given its very brief history. But I am a Smith & Wesson collector and know almost nothing about the world of collecting Savage/Stevens rifles. So I will not be able to help you much with the value of your firearm. I do think you should try to do some research on it and see if there is a Stevens collector's group out there. They might be able to shed more light on what you have and its value.
In any case, you should take good care of this old piece. There probably are not many like it around.
Apparently Stevens used the "Model 49" designation first for the the "Walnut Hill Rifle", which was made from 1896 to 1916 and then used that very same model number for your Model 49 during the depression. Your Model 49 is not listed in any of my references but the Walnut Hill Rifle is.... Missing Link????
The Stevens Model 49 is not a commonly found rifle. They were made by Savage after Stevens, whom they had purchased in 1920, had been turned into just a trade name and used for slightly lower priced versions of Savage models. It's not surprising that no one is familier with them. In years of searching I have not found any catalog or advertizement that lists them. The Model 75, which was Stevens version of the Savage 29 seems to be tha last of the Stevens pumps that was cataloged - it was made while Stevens was still ran as a seperate facility by Savage. To add to the confusion there are some more 'Stevens' pumps that seem as scarce, or more so, than the 49 that (I assume) came after the 75 - 'Stevens Peerless'(29 action), 'Stevens 75-A' (29-A action) and 'Stevens 29-A'(29-A action).
That reference to a model 49 from 1929 has to be refering to a third gun under that number or in error. The Model 49 (and the pictures show this) has a Savage Model 29-A action - this action came out about 1938 (based on the date of it's appearance in Savage parts catalogs). The high Serial number would put it a few years into the production and guessing (and just guessing) I would put it 1941 to 1942 - just about the time of the switch to war-time production.
I have the same gun and i too would like to know the value. The pictures posted are the same as mine. It was my grandfathers and it was past down to me. Not for sale but just curious.
Glad you have so knowledge regarding Stevens Model 49
What is the ball park value for mint & good condition ?
Thank You !
The only Stevens Model 49 that I have found for sale recently is one on Gunbroker in good condition and it did not garner any bids at a starting price of $570.
The Model 49, in spite of its scarcity does not command high collector prices.
Retail value for a gun in the condition shown would probably range from $450 to $600 depending on mechanical and bore condition if you can find the right collector.