This past summer I came upon a Stevens Favorite in 32 rimfire pretty cheap. Bought it to convert to 25 rimfire (never shot the 25 rimfire and its on my bucket list) but it locked up so tight and was so accurate I am leaving it alone, other than a rubbed in coat of stock finish. Decided a few weeks ago to take a squirrel with the old gal. What a joy it is to hunt with vintage guns! I was sitting there just wondering who owned it when it was new....was it a gift around the turn of the last century to a young boy, perhaps his first gun? Perhaps a Christmas gift, or perhaps he baled hay and did chores all year to afford it himself, and it was his pride and joy. Did he look at it every night, waiting and dreaming of the weekend so he could hunt with it? How many squirrels and rabbits did it take? What became of him? Took me a couple of hunts (my woods are pretty sterile of animals, plus I am a terrible hunter) but eventually this squirrel fell to the Stevens. Probably the first time in decades (or a century???) it was out in the woods killing game. I sure hope the original owner feels it is in good hands now and was looking down...perhaps guiding my shot! I have plenty of ammo and plan on keeping the rifle awhile...my 25 rimfire Stevens Favorite will have to wait!