Make: J. Stevens A &T Co.
Model: “Marksman” Favorite No. 12/ 1894
Serial Number: L688
Year of Manufacture: 1904-1915
Caliber: .32 long
Action Type: Single Shot Rolling Block
Markings: The barrel is marked “J. STEVENS A. & T. CO. / CHICCPEE FALLS MASS USA. PAT. APR 1794 / 32 – LONG”. Under the S – shaped lever is marked “L 588”, and on the buttplate “STEVENS / FAVORITE”.
Barrel Length: 22”, Half Round, Half Octagonal.
Sights / Optics: This rifle is mounted with a front blade sight in a dovetail and a rear flip sight in a dovetail.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is smooth dark wood. There are several compression marks; on the right side of the forend, and the right side of the buttstock. There are scattered minor dings and mars, and loss of finish on the bottm of the buttstock behind the lower tang. There is a 1” chip missing at the toe, and also a missing bottom section of the buttplate. The LOP measures 13” from the trigger to the back of the “Stevens Favorite” hard rubber buttplate. The stocks rate in about Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is dull and the rifling is sharp but somewhat shallow. There is erosion the full length of the bore. This bore is shootable.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 30% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows a mostly smooth finish but with light surface erosion throughout. The receiver. The receiver has turned a pleasing brown patina. The Screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear but difficult to read in a few places. Overall, this gun rates in about Fair condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This series of rifle was intended to help introduce shooting to youngsters, with over a million produced. These firearms have become quite collectible. This model is a take-down action, just unscrew the lower ring and the barrel removes. This not only made the rifle portable, but allowed for an interchangeable barrel feature. This rifle has impacted shooting so much the first time it went into production that they re-introduced it again and called it a “Stevens Favorite”.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This C&R rifle is transferable in California.
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