J. Stevens Model 10 Target .22 LR 10″ Tip-Up Single Shot Pistol, C&R

SOLD FOR: $910

WOA#: WY240302LSB006

Make: J. Stevens Arms Company

Model: Model 10 Target

Serial Number: 53909

Year of Manufacture: Circa 1920

Caliber: .22 LR

Action Type: Tip-Up Single Shot Manually Cocked Pistol

Markings: The top of the chamber is marked “J. STEVENS ARMS COMPANY / CHICOPEE FALLS, MASS. U.S.A.”.  The flat of the frame underneath the chamber is marked “53909”.

Barrel Length: 10”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a fixed hooded, sight post dovetailed into the barrel. The rear sight is a square notch that is screw adjustable.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are a smooth wood, the grips have surface scratches throughout.  The pistol also comes with a detachable metal shoulder stock. The grips rate in Fair overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is dull, the rifling is shallowly defined, there is some scattered erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 5/10.

Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 35% of its original finish. The finish has worn off the receiver/ frame and has turned to a brown patina. There are scattered patches of surface rust and scratches throughout the balance of the metal surfaces. The bottom of the heel has rusted as have the screws. The barrel retains some finish of the sides of the chamber and the barrel itself. Overall this pistol is in Good condition considering its age for C&R.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. The charging handle is loose but the barrel lock up is strong. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None

Our Assessment: The J. Stevens No. 10 Target Pistol, a product of the renowned J. Stevens Arms & Tool Company, represents a vintage firearm designed for precision target shooting. Crafted with a solid frame made of blued steel and complemented by hardened rubber grips, this single-shot, 8” break-action/ Tip-UP pistol embodies simplicity and reliability. Its design emphasizes accuracy and ease of use. Chambered in .22 LR, the J. Stevens No. 10 Target Pistol offers shooters low recoil and affordability, facilitating extended periods of practice without breaking the bank. Equipped with adjustable target sights comprising a rear notch sight and a front blade sight, the pistol allows shooters to make precise adjustments for windage and elevation, ensuring optimal accuracy across different shooting distances and conditions. The pistol’s trigger is characterized by its crisp and responsive nature, enabling shooters to achieve precise trigger control for consistent shot placement. This feature is essential for competitive target shooting, as it minimizes disruptions to sight alignment and enhances overall shooting performance. In summary, the J. Stevens No. 10 Target Pistol stands as a testament to the craftsmanship and ingenuity of its manufacturer, offering shooters an interesting design, good ergonomics and affordability of ammo this pistol is a must have in any Stevens Collection. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-C.J.

J. Stevens Model 10 Target .22 LR 10" Tip-Up Single Shot Pistol, C&R
J. Stevens Model 10 Target .22 LR 10″ Tip-Up Single Shot Pistol, C&R