1915 Favorite

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1915 Favorite

Post by wislnwings » Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:32 pm

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.

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Post by Trail Boss » Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:18 pm

What caliber is it? If it is .22, or you think it is it might be a .25 or some other odd caliber. Might also be that it has been re chambered to a .22 mag (split cartridge)?? Do a chamber cast and have a gunsmith check it out.