Looking for Photo of Savage / Stevens 15A

This is a discussion on Looking for Photo of Savage / Stevens 15A within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; This isn't a "defensive" rifle, so I thought I should post this here. Can anyone post a photo (not a schematic but an actual photo) ...

Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Looking for Photo of Savage / Stevens 15A

  1. #1
    Member
    Array BigJon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Montgomery, AL
    Posts
    313

    Looking for Photo of Savage / Stevens 15A

    This isn't a "defensive" rifle, so I thought I should post this here. Can anyone post a photo (not a schematic but an actual photo) of a Savage / Stevens model 15A single-shot, bolt-action .22? I have been trying to identify one of those weired, cheap .22 rifles made way back when (before serial numbers), and someone has suggested that it might be this model. I've looked on the web and can't find a photo, so if someone could post one, I'd sure appreciate it.

    Best,
    Jon
    "You may not know it, but there's things that gnaw at a man worse than dyin'."

    Charles Travis Postlewaite, 1882

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    Member Array falkon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    378












    Need more?
    Last edited by falkon; November 5th, 2006 at 10:31 AM.
    There are 10 types of people in the world:
    Those who understand binary, and those that don't.

  4. #3
    Distinguished Member Array jarhead79's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Stansbury Park, UT
    Posts
    1,409
    My brother-in-law has an old Savage .22, but it's a lever action (I think) single shot. It's rickety, and the stock is all but falling off, but it's as accurate as anything I've ever shot before.
    www.ubgholsters.com short wait times. Use 'defensivecarry' as a coupon code for a discount to your order.

  5. #4
    Member
    Array BigJon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Montgomery, AL
    Posts
    313
    Well, darnit, the one in the photo seems to have a one-piece bolt. Mine's a two-piece. Oh well.

    Best,
    Jon
    "You may not know it, but there's things that gnaw at a man worse than dyin'."

    Charles Travis Postlewaite, 1882

  6. #5
    Member Array falkon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    378
    Post a photo of yours and maybe we can identify it for you.
    There are 10 types of people in the world:
    Those who understand binary, and those that don't.

  7. #6
    Member
    Array BigJon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Montgomery, AL
    Posts
    313
    Falkon - Thank you for trying!

    Here are some photos. If you can identify it, it will be a first! I have tried before - BELIEVE me!

    The rifle says "PREMIER" on the receiver, and .22 LR. There is not other marking visible. Near as I can figure, it's an old Montgomery Ward .22 which is worthless, except for my value in foolin' with it.
    Attached Images
    Last edited by BigJon; November 5th, 2006 at 05:08 PM.
    "You may not know it, but there's things that gnaw at a man worse than dyin'."

    Charles Travis Postlewaite, 1882

  8. #7
    Member
    Array BigJon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Montgomery, AL
    Posts
    313
    Here are photos of the action closed and open. In the third photo, one can see the little extractor "tray", I guess I'd call it, which slides rearward as the bolt is retracted.
    Attached Images
    "You may not know it, but there's things that gnaw at a man worse than dyin'."

    Charles Travis Postlewaite, 1882

  9. #8
    Member
    Array BigJon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Montgomery, AL
    Posts
    313
    Here are photos of the bolt assembly. In the first photo, the firing pin appears below the bolt. In the second photo, the firing pin slot is shown, and in the third photo, the firing pin is shown reinstalled. It's weird - when the bolt is withdrawn from the action, the firing pin just falls out.
    Attached Images
    "You may not know it, but there's things that gnaw at a man worse than dyin'."

    Charles Travis Postlewaite, 1882

  10. #9
    Member
    Array BigJon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Montgomery, AL
    Posts
    313
    And finally, here is the inside of the rear half of the bolt. The bolt knob (shown at the far left of the first photo in the preceeding post) is uncrewed, and the photo below shows what one sees when he looks inside from the rear. There is a little slotted, screw-in retaining collar that holds the bolt together under coil-spring tension.
    Attached Images
    "You may not know it, but there's things that gnaw at a man worse than dyin'."

    Charles Travis Postlewaite, 1882

  11. #10
    Member
    Array BigJon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Montgomery, AL
    Posts
    313
    I have the little rifle working, but it wasn't pretty. It's parts are well-worn, and it had been stored uncased and ungreased in an old warehouse for decades. When I got it, it even had a dirt dauber neste in the barrel! The springs are all weak, etc., but it did get it into functional order, excpet that primer strikes are too light to ignite a round. I think that's probably a headspace thing - just my guess.

    So, any guesses as to what this rifie might be? Before you say you know for sure, remember, I already know that "Premier" probably means Monkey Ward. Also, note the two-piece bolt and the VERY strange short, columnar bolt handle!

    GOOD LUCK!

    Best,
    Jon
    "You may not know it, but there's things that gnaw at a man worse than dyin'."

    Charles Travis Postlewaite, 1882

  12. #11
    Member Array falkon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    378
    Sorry

    I showed all my shooting buds and nobody knows what it is either.
    There are 10 types of people in the world:
    Those who understand binary, and those that don't.

  13. #12
    Member
    Array BigJon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Montgomery, AL
    Posts
    313
    No sweat, falkon. I definitely 'preciate your effort. Am not surprised though. I even called Savage about it, and they pointed me to an outside source, a man in the Northeast who apparently is the go-to guy for identifying these rifles. He's not a Savage employee. I wrote him a letter and included photos. That was about 6 months ago, and I have never heard a word from him.

    Thanks again for your effort, though.

    Best,
    Jon
    "You may not know it, but there's things that gnaw at a man worse than dyin'."

    Charles Travis Postlewaite, 1882

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Savage/Stevens 350 Security 12 gauge
    By buckeye .45 in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: November 9th, 2010, 11:09 PM
  2. Nothing better than cleaning your Savage while listening to Savage!
    By Cold Warrior in forum Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: July 7th, 2010, 08:26 PM
  3. Savage Stevens Model 79
    By Superman in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: December 10th, 2008, 11:59 PM
  4. WTB: Savage Stevens 200 or Mossberg 100 ATR (TX)
    By Texan29 in forum Member Buy, Sell & Trade
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: October 27th, 2008, 06:54 PM

Search tags for this page

charles travis postlewaite
,
savage 15a
,
savage model 15a
,
savage stevens 15a
,

savage stevens 15a 22 single shot bolt

,
stevens 15
,
stevens 15-a
,

stevens 15a

,
stevens 15a parts
,
stevens 15a rifle
,
stevens model 15 bolt disassembly
,

stevens model 15a

Click on a term to search for related topics.