A wall hanger chambered for .22 WRF w/ shot out barrel.
If it is, you could possibly rebarrel it (if you can find an original barrel). Or, you could send it to a good gunsmith (maybe Greasypaws), have him bore it out & install a .22 caliber liner & ream a chamber for .22 LR.
I've always like the Stevens Favorites, all the way down through the Model 72. I think they look great, & I really like the levers. I'm kind of a sucker for old stuff (maybe because I'm getting there myself!).
I wanted to get a new receiver for it in a more substantial caliber like .357Mag. That way my g-kid could use it for whitetail deer.
You're right about having it spiffed up by a gunsmith. Really, all that's bad is the barrel and firing pin.
I intended to be in bed hours ago but Mrs Daisycutter gave me a job unraveling an afghan that needed repairs, ugh..
glad your all on.. i might be getting a model 19 from my brother when he visits tomorrow.. i gave him an old Colt army 38, an old flat latch double action.. This is the piece that failed in the PI and led to the 1911.. It was in pretty poor condition, no blue, all in the "white", had the cyl. changed from 38 colt to 38 spl. and is pretty close to an honest 1oo year old gun.. Bub says so i owe ya (no kidding) what do i have that you want. brothers more into rifles than i am, so i know he's got this 19 k frame with the three T's... a real sweet piece.. so with luck this will be mine tomorrow..
I've had to do that sort of thing before. I've never enjoyed it, but it piles up brownie points for you.
I doubt if the present receiver would take the shock of having a .357 Mag fired in it, & I have no idea where you'd find a receiver for it that would take it. For that purpose, you'd probably be better off finding an H&R Handi Rifle in .357. Come to think of it, I'd like one of those too.
I always wanted a Winchester 94 Trapper (16" barrel) in .357, looked for one for years, but never found one. I once had a near new Browning B92 in .357, which was just flat beautiful & shot great, then a guy offered me just an incredible amount of money for it. I was using the profits from the gun business to send 2 kids to college at that time, so I immediately sold it, & have never found another one of those either.
sliding one down to ya..
Recoil was not bad at all, and thinking it would be perfect in 357. Plus ive always like the interchangable ammo thing.. pretty great combination of the 94 and any revolver (single or double) in same caliber.. curious, how many rounds did the trapper hold in 357, and could you squeez another one in 38 spl.. Im a sucker for the looks of the mason richard conversion of the colt navy.. but thats 38 only i believe..
Striper clips.. Ive only had them on a couple of pieces, and jurys out in my openion.. I do know that im thinking of a little "red land" 7.62 pistol,(makarov)that the ammo is real cheap when packed in 10 rnd striper clips, and that the sks, seems to handle the striper clips better than the after market magazines...thoughts gents?
by the way, im getting tired so if i fall out on you pls understand..
my barrel guy does reline rifles.i believe(but i will need to verify for sure)that he does reline for around 150.dont re3barrel that old girl to 357.it wont handle it..22 WRF ammo is availble again but if i was you i would go for .22 LR or maybe .22 WMR(22 mag)if you are interested in rebareeling email me at [email protected] and i will get you a price.