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1889 stevens favorite

normks

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i have made a hammer spring and a trigger return spring bushed the lever screw hole and welded up the back of the breach to ensure head space proper l havent been able to load any new pic yet still trying i plan it to be a fine shooting stick
 

Tom Griffin

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Hey Norm,

I've never seen an 1889 Favorite. There appear to be subtle difference between it and the 1915 model. The extractor for instance is totally different.

It's looking good so far. How are you going to finish it? I think originally the receiver was color case hardened and the rest blued.

Tom
 

normks

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the other one i did was just rust blues i have played with color a little and thought about it but not set on either way . i did cut the barrel shank last night on the 17 call and have the 22 call all dialed in ready to cut the shank on it . lots of barrel to cut down and get tapered. 22 cal barrel was 21 inches and 17 cal was 24
 

Tom Griffin

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Norm,

Who's barrel blank are you using and how do you plan to taper it? I assume it's octagon at the breech and round the rest of the way out?

Tom
 

normks

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they are green mountain blanks and they are round they dont look original but they look fine Jul23$29.JPG this is the 1894 i did last year i think cut about .250 taper

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Redirish

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Good work. Don't have a Favorite, but have a Crackshot, and a #6 Remington falling block, both of which I have drilled out and installed liners in. Both shoot very well.
 

normks

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well after a month off and a lot of work we managed to shoot the old gun today both the 22 and the 17 mach 2 shot under haft inch at 50 with a scope clamped on temp. the previous week was the 17 mach2 would crack a case every now and then i cut the barrel off and remachined the extractoe slot tighter and worked real well must of fired it over 100 rounds today cant wait to hit the tree rats
 

Tom Griffin

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well after a month off and a lot of work we managed to shoot the old gun today both the 22 and the 17 mach 2 shot under haft inch at 50 with a scope clamped on temp. the previous week was the 17 mach2 would crack a case every now and then i cut the barrel off and remachined the extractoe slot tighter and worked real well must of fired it over 100 rounds today cant wait to hit the tree rats
Norm,

It sounds like a real nice shooter. How about some pics of the finished product?

Tom
 
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normks

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its still white and wood is just being shaped has been set back after set back to get the old action to work good . but will get some pics as they get ready be finished
 

normks

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well i have been working on it now on and off for 8 months it was a total junk when i was given a the old action so i will up dat e a few pic where it now is 222.jpg 333.jpg 4.jpg 33.jpg 42.jpg 43.jpg

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normks

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well went back to the range and shot some hornady 17 mach 2 ammo was better then the elley in this longer barrel was a 50 meter target 17mach2.jpg

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Alphawolf45

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I like to see the Stevens projects..Would been nice to have some better pictures of the finished rifle...

like that extractor better than the type used in my 1915..If not careful I can load a round missing the lip on the extractor- effectively loading the round under the extractor.
 

normks

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my 1894 stevens had that prob also the extractor hole and bolt were quite sloppy can cause the extractor to set a little lower or it has worn real bad on the end from firing pin wacking on it. i had to weld up the end near the case and reshape with a drimmel tool. the 1889 has side extractor i made a new one and bent it to the inside so it would reach the 22 case . lot easyer to cut the barrel on the 1894 with the center extractor. my orig chamber in the 1894 was so worn that it was probly the biggest reason the case go over the extractor. the 1894 was worn compleetly worn out and the 1889 was a hopeless peice of scrap.