A different approach to similar design goals, referenced here:I have never seen this type of action before.
The bolt action mode seems to make more sense suppressed.
And maybe with shorts (if it will feed them).
Not sure how well I can exploit that on a rifle with open sights ... no, check that: at 25yds, B.S.A. range, I’m still doing well with an aperture ... so some hope for the partridge sights when close-up.My dad had an old Stevens Model 87A that I shot as a kid. Fond memories of that rifle. It was crazy accurate as I remember.
O-k-a-y ... here's the one that I bought. Actually a Stevens-Savage 87D; Grandpa's is a Springfield-Stevens 87A. That one, I didn't photograph because it's currently maimed: in the 40yrs wandering in the wilderness, it appears the front sight was detached and somebody tried mounting a different sight. The dovetails didn't match. Recently I gently drifted it off. A replacement is on the way; if it fits, I'll photograph it before and after.The Savage model 87/85 series was not even known to me until a few weeks ago. A model 85A came into the shop in a trade. It looked pretty unusual and almost futuristic with the gill cuts on the side of the receiver. My neighbor stopped by the shop and bought it, so I'm hoping to get to shoot it some day.