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Stevens Model 44 vs. 44 1/2

The Stevens 44 1/2 is a falling block action, meaning the breech block moves up and down within the frame, while the 44 breech block pivots on a central pin.  Here's a useful illustration from vs 44 1/2

With a few exceptions, parts are not interchangeable between the different models. Stocks made for a 44 1/2 will fit a 44, though since the 44 1/2 is thicker you'll need to trim excess wood.