Stevens Takedown feature

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Stevens Takedown feature

Post by white owl » Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:13 am

The Stevens 44 1/2 rifles made by CPA are takedowns.

Do these rifles remain "tight" over the years if you change barrels a lot? If the action/barrel assembly gets too loose, is there any easy way to tighten it up again?

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Post by marlinman93 » Tue Mar 21, 2006 6:08 pm

The new CPA system is nothing new, it's just like the originals. I don't own a new CPA, but I do own numerous original Stevens, and after 100 years, none of them are loose.

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Post by DRCook » Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:56 pm

You can also wrap the threads with teflon tape which cuts down on the metal to metal contact. Or break free or any suitable lubricant to cut down on the metal eroding friction. I wrap the threads on my CPA's with teflon tape.

And yes they are accurate :-) and yes Paul and Gail are wonderful people to deal with


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Post by dryfly » Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:00 pm

As well as teflon tap around the receiver to barrel bolt, you might also add another trick. Remove the receiver to barrel bolt. Remove the anvil from a SPENT large rifle primer. Drop the SPENT large rifle primer with the open cup up, into the receiver to barrel hole. Tighten the bolt. Helps to tighten things up some.

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Post by DRCook » Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:24 am

I forgot to mention that I also wrap the reciever to barrel bolt with teflon tape, helps to keep it tight. Mine loosened up once.