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WTS OR Youth Bolt Action 30-30

Discussion in 'Rifle Classifieds' started by Beefcake, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. Beefcake

    Beefcake Portland Active Member

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    I'm not excited to sell this one, but I'm trying to fund a different rifle for my stepson to use this year since he isn't completely confident with the iron sights on this. If it doesn't sell, I'll happily keep it since I love to play with it, but I don't really have a use for it since I don't live on a farm anymore (it was the perfect light utility rifle on the farm).



    This is a 1948 Stevens Model 325 with a Williams "Fool Proof" adjustable rear peep-sight and a Williams "Fire-sight" fiber-optic front sight. It is a well-balanced carbine (I think it's about a 20" barrel), and the stock has been carefully cut down for smaller (youth) shooters (approx. 12.5 or 12.75" LOP).



    This is the same as a Savage 340, which was manufactured until about the mid 1980's if I recall correctly. The one difference is that this rifle was manufactured the year before they started drilling them for scope mounts. I prefer the Peep sight for appearance and quick target acquisition, and they are ideal for a 30-30, so I never looked into the cost of drilling this for a scope (the scopes on the 340's were an odd side-mount contraption that never appealed to me anyway).



    The rifle is in good condition for its age, and it comes with 2 factory box magazines. I purchased it from another member a couple of years ago for $175, and I spent $125 on the Williams sights. Since I don't really want to sell this one, I won't go below my break-even price of $300.

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  2. shibbershabber

    shibbershabber Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    Trades?
     
  3. Beefcake

    Beefcake Portland Active Member

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    Well, I guess I'd consider anything, but I'm really just trying to make a hole in my safe to justify buying a new Ruger American Compact. Off the top of my head, I would consider a Stoeger semi-auto 12ga., a 44mag or bigger revolver, a cool lever gun, or another stainless bolt-action, or just the right rifle in .243 or 7mm-08, but it would have to be a sweet trade for me to stray from my plan. You're welcome to start a private conversation if you have a trade idea that you think might blow up my skirt; worst I can say is "no".
     
  4. b camp

    b camp portland or Member

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    Ruger American 7mm/08 great gun
     
  5. Beefcake

    Beefcake Portland Active Member

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    Yep, that's the one I'm getting. I'm looking at the stainless compact. While I am justifying it by letting the boy use it this year, it's really for me! I bought a nice silver scope for it and a Boyd's Prairie Hunter stock; I think it will make a nice "mountain rifle". I just need to make a hole in the safe to justify buying the rifle itself.