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    Heavyweight Boat Oar

    Fetched this Stevens 416 from my LGS yesterday. This model is a well cared for civilian model, .22 cal target rifle. Five round mag, Redfield rear peep, and its 26'' heavy bull barrel makes the rifle weigh in at 9-1/2 pounds wearing a 1905 sling.

    I haven't found a whole lot of info on this gun. Hope to start in with a fluff & buff today.
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    Congrats on your new to you bolt gun. You are going to have a lot of fun with that.
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    Way cool! That rifle has character, which is what I look for in a firearm at my LGS. (That's when they have anything in stock these days, of course.) Please, keep us up to date with the fluff'n'buff.
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    WELCOME 2 the club!
    I have a Savage 93 thats got a laminated stock and bull barrel, I think the thing weighs in at over 10 pounds in shooting condition, thats including a scope and magazine, and it s a17 HMR so even a smaller hole in that big old barrel.
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    Very very Nice! Congratulations and may it serve you well!

    I had something comparable in the Winchester brand, some years ago.

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    Wow -- congratulations on that purchase. That's a beautiful rifle.
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    I restored two of those that were military trainers last year. No big surprises, just clean and lube. I did have to redo one of the stocks for severe storage staining. Also had to install and zero the peep sights ( kinda a pain ). But once zeroed in. I was cloverleafing at 50 yards using the peep sights, with my old eyes that is an amazing feat. Those rifles are amazingly accurate. Now you made need some young guy to hold it up for you if you shoot more than a few magazines.
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    Closer inspection has revealed a few bugs. The trigger needs attention. Each of the wood screw holes are hogged out. The stock had been stripped and refinished with some sort of flooring varnish, and had some sort of experimental bedding job performed involving pieces of rubber inner tube, glue and what appears to be plastic wood dough.
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    Watching this with interest!
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    The trigger felt pretty crunchy... not right at all. The trigger over travel screw adjustment came loose. Upon closer inspection, I noticed that the adjustment nut looked defective... lopsided and too long, so a new one is on order, along with some fresher springs.
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