Off-Hand Stevens-I want to buy a Stevens Pistol to carry with me on a farm for chance shots at gophers, rabbits, woodchucks, crows and hawks; what model, caliber and length of barrel should I get? What is the length over all of the Stevens Off-Hand six inch barrel, and the Diamond model, six inch barrel? Are the open sights of the Off-Hand model fine enough for shooting when with a rest?
I think I would want the Off-Hand model, because a six inch barrel is as long as would be convenient for your use, and as the peep and globe sights are not very good on a six-inch barrel because the front sight is brought too close to the eye when aiming, the gun must be used generally in the offhand way, or held at arm’s length, and the weight of this model makes it best for such shooting. In short, if I wanted a pistol for offhand use I would choose one with a six inch barrel, open sights, and fair weight, would be best for offhand shooting. The Off-Hand model has a better grip than the Diamond model. The sights of both are fine enough for all purposes, and the lengths over all nearly the same, about nine and a half inches. I would choose the 22 Long Rifle caliber.
Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.
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