Stevens Walnut Hill? It has a Lever

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Stevens Walnut Hill? It has a Lever

#1 Post by CBinNH » Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:28 am

A local gun pusher has a Stevens Walnut Hill for sale. It has an oval lever, not the Stevens Favorite type. Rear tang sight, front globe + scope blocks. Very nice wood. Spade pattern checkering. Flat steel buttplate, not schuetzen curved type. Oh yeah, 22LR caliber. Looks very clean, no majors scratches, dings, or blue wear. Are these any good? Is it worth the $850 asking price? Thanks.

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#2 Post by airedaleman » Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:49 am

Yes and yes. Check over at http://www.assra.com
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Re: Stevens Walnut Hill? It has a Lever

#3 Post by AJMD429 » Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:53 am

I never heard of them, but there's lots of information on them out there:
They seem to be quite the collector's gun, and evidently if in good shape, excellent shooters. Some folks re-barreling them if bore not good.

If you just want an accurate .22 LR I'm sure you could get one for a third that price that is 'modern', but would be far less interesting.

This one evidently sold for $1,149.95

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Re: Stevens Walnut Hill? It has a Lever

#4 Post by CBinNH » Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:14 am

AJMD429, thanks for the links.
I did a little looking myself before posting. Nothing in the links looks like the one I am considering.
I'll have to go look it over good & resist the 9422 magnum NIB he has too.
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the ASSRA site was down when I tried it.

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Re: Stevens Walnut Hill? It has a Lever

#5 Post by jdad » Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:29 am

Is the lever a 3 finger "loop" or the correct long curved lever that has a "nub", on the end? Does it have a long semi beavertail forearm? Does the receiver have any case coloring left? Is the barrel 28" or 26"?


If the tang sight is a windage adjustable Lyman, then that alone is worth $300-$350.

Steel buttplate is correct.

If it's all original, then $850 couldn't have come out of my pocket fast enough. :wink: The Walnut Hill was one of Stevens premium single shot 22 target rifles.

This is what it should look like, but this is a bit overpriced. http://www.gunsinternational.com/J-Stev ... =100213515
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Re: Stevens Walnut Hill? It has a Lever

#6 Post by CBinNH » Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:18 pm

Jdad,
It has a lever loop. The receiver is blue. The wood is light colored & reminds me of tiger maple. It is a Lyman adjustable rear tang sight.
The fore end has a spade checkered at each end. The butt stock has checkering that looks more traditional. I wonder if it is original. There
is a set of holes in the barrel with screws in them between the scope blocks. The serial # is 339 if I remember right. Didn't measure for barrel
length.I'm passing on it.

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Re: Stevens Walnut Hill? It has a Lever

#7 Post by jdad » Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:59 pm

I would pass on it. It sounds like it's been put together, as a custom gun, with a 44 or 44-1/2 action.
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