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Old 11-26-2019, 10:41 AM
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Beautiful geezer rifles guys.
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Old 12-31-2019, 09:29 PM
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Yup, sure have!!!

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I just got this Varner 22 MAG yesterday.
Have 3 other Stevens Favorites- 2 are 22 LR one a 25 Rimfire. Wondered if anyone has mounted a scope to them. If so, which scope. I don't want to put a huge scope on it but optics will be helpful.
Seems almost a sacrilege but the peep sight isn't going to be worth much at night when a coon or coyote gets into the chickens.

Original intent was to use it as breakdown rifle cased and under the seat for grouse & coyotes when in the mountains on log roads. I always have a centerfire but sometimes it is overkill. 22 mag is handy.
And, I just noticed the peep sight is installed backwards. Only had a few minutes to paw it last night. Knew something was weird about it...Will have to rectify that when I get home tonight.
Yup, sure have!!! Relined from 32 Rimfire to 17 Mach2

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Old 01-01-2020, 08:12 PM
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It turned out to be quite a stunner Frank. I'm sure that it'll be a fine performer as well.

Good job bringing one back from the dust bin of history!
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ive not had mine out for a bit - made me remember and i will be getting it out soon , i appreciate these old "one shooters" a lot ,
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Old 01-02-2020, 07:20 PM
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Talking It is very accurate!!!

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It turned out to be quite a stunner Frank. I'm sure that it'll be a fine performer as well.

Good job bringing one back from the dust bin of history!
It is very accurate!!! Multiple redheads @ 75 to 80 yards and one through the chest at 95-100ish yards on its first outing!!! Kind of partial to the Eley, hope my stash doesn't go bad. Not too bad on the eyes either. Wait until I finish up its two brothers!!!
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"Is that Varner rail for modern 22 rings?"... Yes. The rail provided by Varner was machined for 3/8" tip off rings and uses the same two holes as the rear open/peep sight and an additional, single extra threaded hole that is located under the sight leaf. No additional, non-original drilled and tapped holes are required.

I haven't had a lot of time to play with the little Varner Favorite, what with all the leaf clean up and firewood supply restocking, so when the Varner arrived, I dived into my stash of scope rings and all I had available at the time was a set of 3/4" rings that you noted which came with a Winchester 5X scope. Since then, I bought a set of 3/4" Redfield/Gru Bee clone rings as shown on the rifle below. I still haven't managed to get to the range yet to work it up properly. Will do so, if weather permits after I've taken care of the Priority One, pre-winter tasking.



Have you taken it to the range? Curious how yours shoots.
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I have several Stevens Favorites. They are really fun to shoot and you donít end up using a lot of ammo.

None of them look as nice as that Varner.
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Stevens single shots can be dolled up rather nicely.
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Is that a Stevens Favorite, or a Stevens Model 44?

At any rate, that's a fine looking rifle there. One to be very proud of.
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My Varner Favorite

Recently picked up this Varner Favorite Hunter Deluxe. Like new condition. Excellent case colors. Mounted a "Mint Condition" Weaver B4 scope in Weaver Tip-Off mounts. Will probably replace rings. These are beautiful, high quality, little rifles. Hard to find.

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Old 01-16-2020, 04:10 PM
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They certainly appear to be works of art.
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Varner

This is interesting.
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Old 01-19-2020, 02:55 PM
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That sure is a fine looking Varner, especially the case colored receiver. I'm very confident that you'll be quite pleased with it in all respects, even though it's a "geezer rifle" like mine, not that, that's a problem for those of us who believe in one-shot, one-kill techniques. It can become a ZEN kind of experience:-)
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Greens Gunshop is on Whidbey Island, in Wa. State, not too far from me.

They had a range there years ago; not sure if it's still open. Haven't been there in 3 or 4 years, but it was always a pleasant place to shop. Nice folks!
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