Stevens Favorite Model 1894 sporting rifle
- Catalogue number
- FIR 5113
- whole: Length 37.0 in
- Alternative names
- full name: Stevens Favorite Model 1894 sporting rifle
- simple name: rifle, moving block
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Stevens Favorite Model 1894 sporting rifle. Single shot boy's rifle made on the Favorite action, which has a falling breech block worked by an underlever. The Favorite went through several modifications after its introduction in 1889, this being an example if the 1894 version, the first major modification with a new form of main spring. 'Half' octagonal barrel with single standing leaf 'v' rear sight and Beech pattern folding front sight (offering a choice between an 'ivory' bead and a fine Paine-style bead), an aperture sight on the top tang, and a straight grip stock (repaired) with shotgun butt plate (damaged).
the most expensive and best of Stevens' boy's rifles, designed by Joshua Stevens. The basic version was the Favorite No. 17, with open sights. This is probably an No. 18 or 19, as it has an aperture sight on the tang.
Roll engraved on top of barrel
J. STEVENS A. & T. CO. CHICOPEE FALLS, MASS. U.S.A. PAT. APR. 17. 94.
Engraved on top of barrel
ARMSTRONG & CO. NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE 40016
Moulded into butt plate
Stamped on lower tang & underside of barrel
Stamped on left of barrel & left of chamber
British proof marks