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    WTB parts for Stevens Favorite .22 falling block rifle

    Picked this up from a board member. Really interesting rifle that I am looking to restore as a gift for one of the grandsons. Have been scouring the 'net for two tang screws, two buttplate screws, a checkered steel buttplate (curved) and a front sight. Tried Gunparts, Sarco and Dixie. Found a plastic buttplate, but that's it. If you have any parts sources for this rifle, 1915 model, please give me a shout.

    Also, looking for someone who does bone case hardening (for the receiver).

    Thanks!

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    If you can not find the screws you are looking for try this , If its a bolt that screws into metal then simply match up the thread and measure the length , pick the correct head style and make your own. Always cut just a hair longer than you need and remove a little until its a perfect fit =) I do this with my double barrel shotguns and when i am done you can't tell they are not original.
    Thanks To Everyone who has helped with my Dummy 1919 build

    My Build is almost complete

    I am working on getting the final items for my dummy build. , I think i have all the parts i need to make my 1919 look complete. I can still use a barrel if anyone has a damaged one it would help. , Once done i am going to donate it to a local museum in memory of my son that passed away during birth in 2009. Thanks every for helping me complete this project ...

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    Thanks, Jayboy. I'm headed down that road if I have to. The screws are fairly easy, and I can make the buttplate in a pinch, too. Have no clue about the geometry of the front sight, though, other than the size of the dovetail.

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    xdevil,
    Greetings!
    I have the EXACT model that you describe I believe... is it a "take down" model where you can pull the barrel and forearm off of the frame? It was described as a "stevens favorite". The tang is described as "Model 1915".
    Anyway, the original forearm was shattered when we got ours. I believe the gunsmith was able to get a NEW forearm from Numrich (in the late 1980's). Anyway, it has a plastic original buttplate.
    My Dad bought a Savage marked "Stevens Favorite Model 30" around 2004. It is a "duplicate" of the Model 1915. Plastic buttplate... etc.. however, it does NOT have screws on the tang. The plastic buttplate seems to match, but the screws on the Model 30 are "phillips" whereas the Model 1915 are "flat head". The front site is totally different.

    So maybe you can get some parts from the "new" Stevens Favorite Model 30 to fit your Model 1915. Good luck and keep us posted.
    PM me with your email, and I can send you photos of the front sight if you need to take a look!

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    xd,
    I did a web search and came up with: Wisners

    Try: http://www.wisnersinc.com/rifles/ste...shotlever.html

    To see what they offer:

    STEVENS
    FAVORITE-1889 / early 1894
    28AB
    EXTRACTOR - 22 - side style - (7 o'clock position)
    $22.00
    .
    STEVENS
    FAVORITE- 1889 / 1894
    10AB
    FIRING PIN - (chisel point)
    $11.75
    .
    STEVENS
    FAVORITE-1889
    12AB
    MAINSPRING - ( no screw hole)
    $18.25
    .
    STEVENS
    FAVORITE-1889 / 1894
    36ABC
    TANG SCREW, (Upper & Lower)
    $4.00
    .
    .
    STEVENS
    FAVORITE-1894- intermediate
    13WB EXTRACTOR - 22 RF - center style (.240 wide top, .193 dia. hole) $23.75
    .
    STEVENS
    FAVORITE-1894- later
    14B
    EXTRACTOR - 22 - center style - (.200 wide full length, .193 dia. hole)
    $20.00 .
    STEVENS
    FAVORITE- late 1894 & 1915
    6-9BC
    EXTRACTOR / EJECTOR ASSEMBLY- 22 RF (spring loaded)
    $27.50 .
    STEVENS
    FAVORITE-1894
    35BC
    FOREARM SCREW $2.75
    .
    STEVENS
    FAVORITE-1894
    12B
    MAINSPRING - with screw hole
    $19.25
    .
    STEVENS
    FAVORITE-1894
    25B
    MAINSPRING SCREW
    $2.75
    .
    STEVENS
    FAVORITE-1894 / 1915
    30BC
    TRIGGER SPRING $5.50
    .
    STEVENS
    FAVORITE-1894 / 1915
    31BC
    TRIGGER SPRING SCREW $2.75
    .
    STEVENS
    FAVORITE-1915
    2C
    BREECH BOLT SCREW $4.00
    .
    STEVENS
    FAVORITE-1915
    6-9BC
    EXTRACTOR / EJECTOR ASSEMBLY- 22 RF (spring loaded)
    $27.50 .
    STEVENS
    FAVORITE-1915
    10C
    FIRING PIN - (round point)
    $11.75
    .
    STEVENS
    FAVORITE-1915
    16C
    TRIGGER SCREW $4.00
    .
    STEVENS
    FAVORITE-1915
    16C
    HAMMER SCREW $4.00
    .
    STEVENS
    FAVORITE-1915
    19C
    LEVER SCREW $4.00
    .
    STEVENS
    FAVORITE-1915
    27C
    TAKE DOWN SCREW
    $13.75
    .
    STEVENS
    FAVORITE-1915
    36ABC
    TANG SCREW, (2 Needed) (Upper & Lower)
    $4.00


    Note that they have tang screws. Wisners... makes NEW parts for Obsolete guns.

    I second checked the Model 1915 and Model 30 and the buttplates ARE DIFFERENT. the Model 30 is curved, but flat on the wood. Whereas the M1915 wood is curved.

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    Original Buttplate

    Xd,
    Here is a buttplate that is original. Although it is NOT the steel you requested, I checked and it is the EXACT match to what my Model 1915 has:

    http://vintagegungrips.net/ao-s36.html



    Stevens Favorite Buttplate curved
    4 5/32 x 1 7/32

    "Mounting screws for our items are not included. However, we have screws for most of our items and, if ordered, we will send the appropriate screws. If we do not have the appropriate screw(s), we will remove the cost from the order; or, if we are not familiar with the proper screws for the item ordered, we will contact you."

    Note: Oftentimes, the existing escutcheons have fused to the old grips and cannot be successfully removed to be reused with the new grips. If you can retrieve the escutcheons (nuts) from your old grips and have the screw, you will not need to order these new.

    Don't forget to order your screws and/or escutcheons, click here for your choices.

    Questions? Please contact us at sales@vintagegungrips.com



    ao-S36$16.60

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    I love this place!!

    Thanks, Nobody1. I had thrashed around some more this evening and found the tang screws at Wisners Inc., but the buttplate is a real find. I'm headed for the rack now, but will be ordering both tomorrow.

    I'm sending my email by PM. If you can send back a couple of pix of the front site on your Favorite, and dimention same with a mic - expecially the distance from the top of the barrel to the top of the site and the diameter of the bead, I will be forever in your debt.

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    Wow! I also have one of the takedown models, old guy down the street gave it to me, he used to part-time gunsmith and bought all sort of "basket case" guns.

    It was missing extractor-ejector assm/FP/forearm and complete stock assm, the rest (including bore) was in VG shape. I looked for the missing parts several yrs ago, couldn't find anything, this news sure beats making those parts. Thank you!

  9. #9
    Guys,
    My Dad loved his 1915. Big story about him knocking down a squirrel at 75+ yards, back in the '80's. He swore it was the MOST accurate gun he ever owned.
    "Mine" is about 60% blue on the barrel. Frame is a dark color (not case hardened color anymore). The forearm is BRAND NEW and the stock is probably 50+%. Some of the varnish is flaking off. I don't know if I want to "restore" the stock, since it still looks good. The forearm is NOT an exact match from original to the "new" one... but if you didn't know what you were looking at....
    Anyway, the front sight is a BLADE, not a globe or dot. Looks to be brass.
    I have taken photos, and will post them to your account. If you would like, you may post a few to this website for reference, for other gun people! If you need more, let me know!
    Black rifle...
    Even though the post was specific for what parts XD needed, I felt posting more information MAY help. Getting parts for these old guns can be a chore... but something that is obviously fun to do... if you know where to get them!
    What I like about Wisners... is that they claim to MAKE the parts, not pull some other old gun apart!

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    Hey,

    This is one thing I like about this site, we are brothers, RKIs to newbies, go out of our way to do "legwork" for others, it's no so "dog eat dog" here, by FAR one of the better sites I've been on since 1997.

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