Hello all! I'm new to the forums and I hope yall are having a fantastic day! I recently pulled out my old rifle which has been sitting in a closet since I was about 15 years old, my dad gave it to me but I don't think he knew much about it because he thought it was junk and was about to throw it out. Well I got it out & dusted it off, for the first time I went to see what kind it was, it's a Savage Arms - Stevens Model 87A, .22 LR,L,S....I'm not sure where he got it but you can tell it's had a rough life, neither him nor I have ever cleaned the thing but it has always shot fairly good for me, no jams whatsoever, it's the only rifle I own so I figured I'd clean it up. I took it apart and it was pretty nasty, so I cleaned the barrel real good and sprayed everything down with some brake clean and re-greased the parts that needed it, I plan to have the crown on the barrel re-done and whoever owned it before my family painted the barrel and did a very very poor job, didn't even tape off the stock...tisk tisk, lol, anyways I'm going to re-blue the barrel & what not, sand down the stock and refinish it. I'll post some pictures of the "before" rifle and in the near future when I'm finished I'll be sure to post the "after" pics. I'd appreciate it if anyone could help me out with some info on this rifle, where I might find some parts, just general knowledge, also I already know that it was made somewhere around 1942-1945, then again I read somewhere else that it could be a early 50's model so I'm a bit confused, any info would be appreciated much!! The patent #'s are 224758, 2223093, RE22585, 2271576, so I know it cannot be made before 1942 as they didn't have the feed mechanism for a repeating fire-arm (semi-auto) before then, well thats about all I have for now, hope to talk to yall soon, have a great day!!