Introduced in 1947, the Stevens Model 325 was designed as an economical hunting rifle that would handle cartridges in the 35,000 PSI range. The 325 was designed to fire .30-30 caliber rounds only. The bolt handle is a butter-knife style design that bears a similarity to a European Manlicher bolt. The locking bolt head utilizes one forward locking lug & a top guide rib. This bold head has a milled slot in the lower left-hand quarter to allow the ejector to clear the extractor and eject the case at full rearward movement of the bolt. The receiver is slotted thru the rear bridge like a Mannlicher and the barrel is threaded into a recoil lug that butts against the receiver front for stability. This dependable bolt-action rifle features a ramped front sight with an elevation-adjustable rear sight and a 2-position safety. Its wood, metal, and bore are all in good condition.