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Stevens Mdl. 425 lever gun
« on: February 28, 2017, 02:02:35 PM »
Since the "no pictures, it never happened" rule is still in place here, I dug the old gal out for a photo shoot.

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Re: Stevens Mdl. 425 lever gun
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2017, 02:06:53 PM »
This rifle came from out west (I believe, since my friend bought it at Jack First in Rapid City) and has seen honest use. These rifles weren't as popular as the Winchester or Marlin rifles, but were decent guns. As I mentioned before, it is chambered in 30-30 Remington caliber.

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Re: Stevens Mdl. 425 lever gun
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2017, 02:36:04 PM »
I was going to ask if you had any photos of this rifle Mazo.   I've never seen one before.   In fact I wasn't aware Stevens made a lever action rifle.   
I like the looks of it,  there is a business like appearance to it.  Thanks for putting the pics up.

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Re: Stevens Mdl. 425 lever gun
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2017, 10:46:40 AM »
Thanks for that info Steve. I had never seen a Mdl. 425 before, have been looking for quite some time, so when my friend offered it to me I grabbed it! I guess those rifles are a bit more scarce than I thought!

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Re: Stevens Mdl. 425 lever gun
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2017, 05:08:39 PM »
According to Flayderman's, a No. 430 was Identical but with fancy grained checkered stock & forend.
A No. 435 was identical but with extra fancy checkered stock & forend; matted top of receiver with engraved designs edging border of receiver on both sides and on lever.
A no. 440 was identical but with fancy checkered stock and full scenes and panels on receiver (with bear designs, ect,) engraved forend tip and lever.
Calibers were 25, 30-30, 32, and 35 centerfire. I believe Remington Rimless.
I have only seen pictures, but they looked like a nice little rifle with a 22" barrel.

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Re: Stevens Mdl. 425 lever gun
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2017, 07:57:58 PM »
i thought 30-30 was a winchester round...
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Re: Stevens Mdl. 425 lever gun
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2020, 08:36:52 AM »
I know this is an old thread, but just wanted to add the reason the rifle ended up being offered to me. Seems that my friend bought the gun and a box of 30-30 ammo. He couldn't get the rifle loaded after many attempts. After I got the rifle I did some searching and found the reason why!

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Re: Stevens Mdl. 425 lever gun
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2020, 08:03:07 PM »
Nice rifle. I like it.
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