3 years ago #1
alaskafish
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No clue what model this rifle is. The serial number is 97522. PAT Oct 7 79. Is marked behind the hammer. The scope is pretty cool looking and my dad thinks it's worth more than the gun. The second picture is from the scope. If anyone has any more information on this rifle or scope I would appreciate it. If more info or pictured would be helpful let me know.

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3 years ago #2
msmike
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looks like a model 1885 high wall falling block to me. what no# is that stavens scope. and what mounts are on it.

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3 years ago #3
alaskafish
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The scope model number is 161. No clue about the mounts I don't see any markings but I've attached a picture of the rear mount.

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3 years ago #4
Bert H.
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Hello,

What you have is a Model 1885 (high-wall) Plain Sporting Rifle. Unfortunately, that is where the good news ends.

As it was originally manufactured, serial number 97522 was a Plain Sporting Rifle, caliber 32-40, 30-inch No. 3 full octagon barrel, standard rifle butt plate (crescent), and standard sights (no telescope). It was received in the warehouse on November 14th, 1904.

What that tells us, is that the barrel, the stocks, and the Stevens telescope are not original to the rifle.

The scope does have collector value, but it is not worth as much as the rifle. The rifle is worth approximately $1200 - $1400.

The Stevens No. 161 scope with No. 1 mounts was introduced in the year 1911. It is a 6X, and was offered in 26 - 32 inches. It has a value in the $400 - $700 range, depending on the condition. Due to the visible rust spots on your scope, it will be near the bottom value number.

Bert H.

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