3 years ago #1
LGentry
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I have a .22 long rifle from J Stevens Arms and Tool Co. It has the numbers P 128 stamped on it. Could you tell me when it was made?

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3 years ago #2
kcbuck
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What variant to the Crack Shot is it? The No. 16, No. 26, or the Model 72....

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3 years ago #3
LGentry
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Thank you for replying. I'm not sure what model it is. I've looked it over thoroughly and it doesn't have any other numbers or marks on it. On top of the barrel, near the chamber it says J.Stevens Arms & Tool Co. *Crack Shot* 22 Long Rifle. Underneath behind the trigger guard(unsure of gun terminology) it has P 128 stamped on it. To load, it has a small lever on the right that sort of rolls the chamber open exposing an extractor. How do I tell what model it is?

I'll be the first to admit that I know nothing of guns other than shooting the occasional unwanted critter. My grandpa gave me this rifle many years ago. He said all of his kids (born in the early '30s) learned to shoot with it and that he bought it used back then. It still shoots just fine. I would never part with it, but I would like to know a little about it so when I pass it on to my grandson he'll have some info to go along with it. Thanks again. Lauri Gentry

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3 years ago #4
kcbuck
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* Is it blued or blued with case-colored finish?
* Round or octagonal barrel?
* What is the barrel length?
* Does it have a two piece stock?
* Does it have a runner buttplate?

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3 years ago #5
LGentry
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I fear I'm sounding more gun ignorant. It has a round barrel that is 20" from where the bullet enters the chamber. I thought the "stock" was only the wooden part that goes against the shoulder, but my husband thinks that the wooden part under the barrel is part of the stock too. If that's the case, 2 piece. Not knowing what a runner buttplate is, I can only describe it as a black, hard plastic with a crosshatching pattern on it. I'm unsure of the finish. I've enclosed a picture. It's not very good but I hope it helps.

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3 years ago #6
LGentry
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I fear I'm sounding more gun ignorant. It has a round barrel that is 20" from where the bullet enters the chamber. I thought the "stock" was only the wooden part that goes against the shoulder, but my husband thinks that the wooden part under the barrel is part of the stock too. If that's the case, 2 piece. Not knowing what a runner buttplate is, I can only describe it as a black, hard plastic with a crosshatching pattern on it. I'm unsure of the finish. I've enclosed a picture. It's not very good but I hope it helps.

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3 years ago #7
kcbuck
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I believe what you have is the No. 16 Crack Shot .22 rifle that was made from 1900 to 1913 as there is no curly cue on the trigger guard like the Model 26 and the Model 72 has a 22" octagon barrel and yours appears round. The value is $325.00 USD based upon the single picture as being good (60-80%) condition.
Hope this helps,
kcbuck

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3 years ago #8
LGentry
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Thank you so much for the info. It helped a bunch. Lauri Gentry

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3 years ago #9
kcbuck
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You are very welcomed.

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2 years ago #10
Dick
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It has no Model Number. It's simply the original "Crackshot".

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7 months ago #11
terry
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when was the j stevens model 26 produced since the the pat says 22 april 1913

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7 months ago #12
two old dogs
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Made between 1913 and 1943. There are no records to give a more exact date.

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4 months ago #13
Andy
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I have what appears to be the same rifle as pictured above. 22 LR, no model number, "Patent applied for". 18.5" bbl, steel butt plate.

I'm missing the thumb operating lever and take down thumb screw.

Model 16? Any idea where I can find parts. Model 16 parts pretty slim. Thanks.

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4 months ago #14
two old dogs
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Original parts are occasionally available on ebay, www.gunbroker.com and www.gunauction.com.

Replacement parts may be available from the following suppliers: http://www.gun-parts.com

You may have to find a junker and salvage the parts.

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