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I was in the local gun store yesterday and saw a Stevens 44 1/2 that a customer was looking to sell.
It is chambered in 225 Winchester and has a oversized Monty Carlo stock and the operating Lever is altered to inlet into the grip cap extending downward. The ssn is stamped on the bottom receiver (removable)Tang and under the forearm on the round with the last digit on the octagon.
Bore looks its age x2 but might look better after a good cleaning?
My question is: I do not find a safety Position(half cock) on the hammer?
When action is closed the hammer is resting on the breach block.
I have interest in this rifle but need more info, and it comes w/ 2 boxes of factory cartridges.
 

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I'd suggest a copy of Single Shot Rifles and Actions by DeHaas. There are dedicated books to that series of actions also. 44, 44 1/2, Walnut Hill and others.
 

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^^^^^^One of the very BEST references if you're into these older "single shot rifles". There are also two others by James J. Grant titled "Single Shot Rifles" and "More Single Shot Rifles", that are a wealth of information worth reading.
 
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