A friend of mine had one of these rifles that he simply gave away to me. They sold for about $55 new back in the early to mid 80's, mostly from department stores like Sears, JCPenneys and Montgomery Ward. Apparently there was also a .22 Magnum version, the 35M. These rifles are crudely made and often have an atrociously heavy trigger (I keep thinking the safety is on, when it isn't), but aside from that mine shoots straight and is reliable. They didn't last long on the market because there were so many other brands out there that were marketed better. When Montgomery Ward went out of business and Sears & JCPenneys stopped selling sporting goods it pretty much killed off the Stevens 35 and similar store-brand .22 rifles. Parts and spare magazines are pretty tough to find as well nowadays, but given the fact it's such a cheap rifle to begin with there isn't much interest in them anymore except as something to leave in a winter cabin or the back of a pickup truck.
Last edited by 43Colt; 04-04-2010 at 02:03 PM.