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Old 08-28-2009, 02:55 PM   #1
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Stevens No 70 Visible Loader

Cruised into Cabela's today and they were having a sale with tables stacked with used guns they have had around for awhile and really not Gun Library quality. Found a neat 22 pump Stevens No 70 "Visible Loader". These were produced from 1907 thru 32 and this is a 4 digit sn# (actually Z and 3 digits) so it is an oldie. Looks like it too, lots of pitting and surface rust but the wood is in good shape and the action tight. Bbl looked like poop, all black and cruddy, but a couple of Hoppe's soaked patches did wonders.

Gonna be a fun winter project for when the temps plunge down into the 50's. Did I mention it was less than a hundred bucks. I am very fortunate to live about 5 mile from Cabela's and able to stop regularly and wander in when good stuff pops up.





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Re: Stevens No 70 Visible Loader

I'm very curious to see what it'll look like come spring time. It's a project gun for sure, Chance.



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Old 08-28-2009, 07:38 PM   #3
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That will clean up nice...That is one of the guns that is just begging for a redo. Not a lot of collector value, but with some hard work will be a hit at the range, and have everyone asking "What is that thing?".
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Re: Stevens No 70 Visible Loader

Been sittin around with steel wool in hand and it looks like this is gonna clean up pretty nice. For sure gonna do a complete refinish on this one.

Have to shoot it before it get completely torn down though.
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Are you thinking brown or blue the metal?
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Old 08-29-2009, 06:53 AM   #6
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The plan is to do a Rust Blueing job on it. This is a lot of work requireing multiple days but makes it possible to get a deep blue finish like on the old guns rather than the modern almost black finish. The only difference in the processes of browning and blueing is a step using a very hot boiling distilled water soak.

Right now the reciever is soaking in Kroil to help with screw removal. Will fire a few rounds thru it in a couple of hours and then try to figure out how to tear it down.

BTW: does anyone know where to get a "flame hardened" wipe on finish type solution? I read about such a deal but can't remember where and haven't been able to find it again.
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Visible loader parts

These are nice little guns, no doubt about it! I have one that I have been working on but I discovered I am missing a couple of pieces. (it came to me in as a box of parts) One was easy to make, but the other it hard to get a good picture of.

Any chance that you could take a couple of pictures of the hammer lock and spring? It's part number 14 at https://www.gunpartscorp.com/Manufac...ader-39930.htm

None of my regular parts stores have this part available, but if you could set it on a piece of graph paper with front and side view, or even with a ruler in the picture I think I can come up with something that will be serviceable.

Just a friendly suggestion: pay close attention as you tear it down. I've seen posts by a couple of gunsmiths that they won't take these apart because they are a bear to get back together. I've put it together and taken it apart a few times with some patience, so you can do it. Of course I am missing one part, and it may well be the part that is impossibe to get in!

Any help would be much appreciated. I would like to get this little sweetheart going again.

Thanks!

Tom

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Tom this thread is very old, 2009. And Chance has not posted at all here since 2011. I hope you find what you are looking for. Maybe one of our currently active members can stear you in the right direction.
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Thanks!

Thanks for the catch! I'm at a point in my life where progressives are a fact of life, but I still have issues with my computer screen and often miss the finer points.

Any help from anyone woudl be appreciated, for sure.

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