SOLD FOR: $2600
Serial Number: NSN
Year of Manufacture: 1938 – 1946, C&R
Caliber: .22 LR / .410 Gauge, chambered for 3” shells.
Action Type: Top Lever Break Action Over/Under Combo Gun with Extractor
Markings: The left side of the .410 barrel is marked “STEVENS”, “J. STEVENS ARMS COMPANY / CHICOPEE FALLS, MASS. U.S.A.”, and “MODEL .22-.410”. The right side of the .22 barrel is marked “.22 LONG RIFLE”. The right side of the .410 barrel is marked “PROOF TESTED .410 BORE / 3 INCH CHAMBER”. The right side of the receiver is marked “PATENT PENDING”.
Barrel Length: 24”
Choke: The 410 barrel measures Full, Fixed.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a bead on a ramped base that is fixed to the rifle barrel above the muzzles. The rear sight is a U-notch elevator sight dovetailed into the rifle barrel.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece press-checkered Tenite with pistol grip and forend, fluted straight comb, and textured black hard rubber buttplate. There are light nicks, scratches, dings and compressions scattered throughout. There are no chips or cracks. The drop at comb is 1 5/8”, the drop at heel is 2 3/4”. The cast is off. The LOP measures 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The buttplate has light scuff wear at the heel and toe as well as intermittent light nicks along the edge. Overall, the stocks are in Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blue and Case Color
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The rifle bore is bright with sharp rifling and no erosion. The shotgun bore is mostly bright with a few tiny spots of light erosion. In this writer’s opinion, these bores are a 9 or 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. There is some finish loss on the edges of the trigger guard. The barrel has some patches of contact wear and thinning. The pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Very Good Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The barrel lockup is tight with no play. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: The Model 22-410 was introduced in 1938 as a survival gun. The .22 Long Rifle barrel was good for small game/varmint hunting, while the .410 was good for, say, a turkey (gobble gobble). Not a bad tool to put dinner on the table with! It was produced until 1950 when Savage, the owner of Stevens, re-branded the gun as the Model 24. This example appears to be from early production, still marked “PATENT PENDING”. The gun retains strong mechanics and great bores, so it could still serve its original purpose. That said, these 22-410 models are gaining collector interest. If you’re a serious collector, we hope this opportunity doesn’t get away from you. Good luck in your bidding! J. Ren