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Discussion in 'Rimfire' started by billpenn47, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. billpenn47

    billpenn47 Member

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    I bought a gun. Couldn't help myself. It's a Stevens 1915 favorite takedown in .32 long rimfire caliber. It has some problems. Trigger catch won't work, and the lever spring is gone. I looked at gunparts corp, and they have the parts for this old rifle, but , after checking, ammo in next to impossible to find. SO.. What to do. I can't see fixing it, if I can't shoot it. I guess I could sell it, or just hang it on the wall. Any advise?
     


  2. Moonpie

    Moonpie TGT Addict Lifetime Member

    Depends on how much $ you want to spend to get it up and running.
    .32 Rimfire is unobtanium.
    You could have the breech block re-fitted to centerfire and utilize .32 centerfire which is readily available.
    I have no idea on cost for this conversion or a gunsmith to do the work. It will not be cheap.
    There is a video on Youtube of Larry Potterfield converting one of the single shot rifles from .32 to .38 Special.

     
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  3. TxStetson

    TxStetson TGT Addict

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    I know this isn’t what you were lokking for, but this article tells you how to create your own ammo. GIYF

    https://www.ammoland.com/2017/12/32-rimfire-obsolete-round/#axzz5CJGiYfNr
     
  4. billpenn47

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    I thought about trying something like that, but I don't think the barrel would handle it. I also thought about maybe getting a .22 barrel and convert it to .22, but the barrels I found were way more than I wanted to spend on this old gun. Anyway.. Thanks for the information.
     
  5. billpenn47

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    interesting read. I am fairly sure that the gun I have was shot with ammo that had corrosive primers. Barrel isn't in very good condition. I guess the easiest thing to do would be to find a .22 barrel, and convert it. But hear again,, The barrels I found for sell were way too expensive. Thanks for the input!
    Bill
     
  7. Moonpie

    Moonpie TGT Addict Lifetime Member

    You might he able to get it re-lined in .22lr.
    That shouldn't be that expensive.
    I'd Google around to see if you could find a gunsmith to do the work. Bet ya there are some that can do it.
     
  8. billpenn47

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    I had looked at this video. He was converting from .32 rim fire to 32-20. If I could post a picture of my gun on this reply, you might see that my gun isn't in good enough condition for a conversion. I took the butt stock off and looked over everything. The screws are removable, but it's just too much of a job for me to do. I do appreciate the input.. THANKS
     
  9. billpenn47

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    I have looked around for a good gun smith, out in my area. There arn't any. I would have to go to McBrides in Austin. That 50 miles away for me, and I try to stay out of Austin, if possible. Thanks
    Bill
     
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