A belated Christmas Gift, from Me to Me!
This is a used Paul Shuttleworth (CPA Rifles) 32-40 Schuetzen Rifle. Paul has been in business since 1986 making replicas of the Stevens 44 1/2 rifle.
I have had a desire for a CPA for many years and in addition, one with a 32-40 barrel. A gentleman from VA posted it on a BPCR forum and it is now mine.
The receiver is stamped 130 and the Douglas barrel (half round and otagon) is stamped 8-16-1993, so I presume it was made by Paul back in his early day's of business... http://www.singleshotrifles.com/
It is 'new in the box' condition except for one small safe ding on the butt stock
OK, why? The 32-40 was and is one of the best calibers used for 200yd offhand Schuetzen Matches. I shoot weekly gallery Schuetzen matches from January - March. The Stevens 44 1/2 like all Stevens, one can take the barrel off and put a different caliber barrel on the receiver. My intention is for another 38-55 and 40-65 barrel. When I get some more coins, I'm going to also order a Silhouette butt stock for it. Then I'll have a combination Schuetzen and Silhouette rifle, plus multiple caliber barrels that I can put on the same receiver.
The gentleman also added 2 boxes of accessories in the deal. When I costed them out, there was over $1000 of 'stuff' if I had to buy them, including a vernier sight and globe foresight, new Hoch mold w/handles, RCBS dies, brass, etc, etc. I only have to use my own powder! The rifle came with the Malcolm scope mounts - so maybe a scope will go on it too!