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I picked up a 1915 Stevens Favorite a few weeks ago and shot it today for the first time. The first thing I noticed after chambering the first round was that the round to chamber fit is loose. The second observation was that after firing a few rounds thourgh the rifle I noticed the extractor was not extracting the brass. It was slipping past the rim. Also on one of the rounds I fired the case split down its length. This was just a walk in the woods plinking so I have no idea how accurate it really is. Is this normal for these rifles or should I be looking into having the barrel relined or possibly a new barrel? I'd like to turn this into a handy little squirrel rifle and one I can teach my neice and nephew to shoot.