I have a Stevens model 87a 22 semi auto vintage rifle. It has what I was told a rare bakelite type stock. It's condition would be very good to fine. Can anyone tell me what it's worth as I am looking to sell. Thanks!
I bought one like yours about 2 years ago from a gun shop for $87.00 dollars. I donot think they knew what they had. Nice looking brown bakelite stock. The guns were ammo sensitive mine jams but I have yet to give it a good cleaning.
ive got one to it jamed up bran new with shorts,but never with the longs
not made to autoload shorts.
I have one with Mossberg peep sights that my parents gave me for my 13th birthday in 1956.
It still can hit a dime @ 30 yards!
This is because most of those auto-loaders will not accept the shorts due to the low pressure they create. The low velocity rimfire short ammo is mainly for single shot or even a single six Ruger or anything remotely the same style. Granted there are some that will cycle the short ammo though there seems to be a lot for which are finicky with that ammo. LR ammo is all depending on the type of gun, year of manufacture & other variables you must consider. Therefore, since there are some for which function very well with this ammo though it is more or less a trial & error process.
shorts and longs are OK if shot single-shot style. you can fill up the gun, but push the bolt in, or "down" so it won't autoload. long rifles shoot fine. this is stamped on my barrel. i don't know if they dropped the message in later guns.
The 87A only shoots long rifle auto. Longs and shorts have to be loaded manually using the bolt lock (push in to lock once the round is in the chamber). This must be repeated on the shorts and longs. My gun has that stamped on the barrel.
"Long Rifle Auto Only"
It is a great shooting gun, I took mine out of storage after more than twenty years and put 5 rounds in the bull at 100 yards with the original open sights. See attached photo.
I just received a new walnut replacement stock for mine through Boyd's out of S.D.
If anyone out there has a parts list or breakdown, please share it with your fellow shooters.
I am a 67 year old retired veteran and still get a kick out of target shooting.
The gun is not made to shoot shorts or longs auto. Only long rifle ammo will shoot auto. You have to lock the bolt
(push in) when sorts or longs are loaded or it will jam.