Welcome to today’s Photo of the Day! Here we have a cool non-lever gun in 30-30. This is the Stevens 325, a bolt action magazine fed 30-30. Introduced in 1947, the Model 325 was an odd and unexpected innovation by Stevens. This particular brush gun was notable for its cost-effectiveness, achieved through the use of stamped parts, making it affordable for the average consumer. While it is confirmed that the 325 initially incorporated surplus post-wartime parts and design techniques, there is uncertainty surrounding the origin of its barrels, with claims suggesting they might have been surplus 30 caliber machine gun barrels. A fascinating aspect of this claim is the utilization of a barrel retaining nut similar to those found in machine guns, a barrel nut design still employed by Savage in their current production models. For more on the Stevens 325 make sure to check out part one and part two over on Curious Relics!