Make: J. Stevens A&T Co.
Model: Model No. 35 Offhand Tip-Up
Serial Number: 48836
Year of Manufacture: c. 1916
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle, Standard Velocity
Action Type: Single Shot, Tip-Up Rimfire Pistol
Markings: The left shoulder of the barrel is marked “J. STEVENS A.&T. CO. / CHICOPEE FALLS, MASS. U.S.A.”, the left is marked with the serial number, seen again on the left of the grip frame and inside of the grip panels.
Barrel Length: 6”, Heavy, Part Round, Part Octagonal
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded aftermarket Lyman brand sight, integral to a base that is dovetailed to the barrel. The rear sight is a flip-up “V” notched sliding leaf with a small peep aperture, the base is dovetailed to the barrel.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are smooth, varnished walnut stocks with nice fit to the grip straps and heavy, flared butt. The stocks have several minor marks, there are no cracks or major damages. The grips rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Polished & Fire Blue
Finish Originality: Factory original
Bore Condition: The bore is gray, the rifling is still defined but interrupted by spots of pitting.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 68% of its metal finish. There is indexing wear on the grip straps, trigger guard, barrel release and frame. Several scrapes, bruises and dings are seen on the surfaces, which also show holster rubbing wear. Fire blue is still found on the rear sight base, the metal next to the base has heavy tool marks. Areas of dark erosion and present, most on the barrel, more are seen on the trigger guard and butt of the grip frame. The screw heads are moderately tooled. The markings are crisp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevens_Arms “Stevens Arms was an American firearms manufacturer founded by Joshua Stevens in 1864 in Chicopee Falls, MA. The company introduced the .22 Long Rifle round and made a number of rifle, shotgun, and target pistol designs. By 1902 they were advertising themselves as "the largest producers of sporting arms in the world". They were purchased by New England Westinghouse on 28 May 1915 and again by Savage Arms on 1 April 1920. As a division of Savage, Stevens continued to produce firearms at their Chicopee Falls facility until 1960 when the plant was torn down and Stevens production was moved into other Savage facilities. Savage dropped the Stevens name in 1991 but revived it in 1999 and still uses it today for a number of its low cost rifles and shotguns.” This is a Number 35 Off Hand target pistol with a Lyman front sight, elevation adjustable rear sight and shows nice stocks and finish retention; being 100 years old, it must have seen quite a few shooting sessions, it remains a beautiful piece and should do great in your collection. We recommend a gunsmith inspection before use.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This C&R handgun CAN be transferred as a dealer sale in California. This handgun CAN be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. All cartridge firing handguns (even C&R's and antiques) sold to a California resident must be DROS'd. This does not apply to out of state residents.
LSB#: 161207JJ07 Make: J. Stevens A&T Co. Model: Model No. 35 Offhand Tip-Up Serial Number: 48836 Year of Manufacture: c. 1916 Caliber: .22 Long Rifle, Stand
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