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    by Published on 01-14-2017 09:30 AM
    The authors Savage Model 24V .222 Rem/20ga; manufactured in 1968


    The Savage Model 24 combination rifle/shotgun was in production for nearly 70 years (1938-2006). During it's lifespan Savage continually made changes to the Model 24's design resulting in numerous model and series groupings. The information below is a brief account of those groupings as originally drafted by odell23 and published on the CylinderSmith.com website.

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    Published on 01-10-2017 12:38 PM  Number of Views: 150 
    Savage Model 24V in .222 Rem./20ga manufactured in 1968


    The little Stevens and later Savage combination guns in .22-410 originated in either 1938 or 1939 (references differ) as the Stevens No. 22-410. The gun resembled the typical break open single barrel gun of the era except that it had a slender second barrel on top of the shotgun barrel. The lower barrel was chambered
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    Published on 04-24-2016 12:27 AM
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    The 22 Savage Hi-Power was the product of the inventive genius of Charles Newton and first appeared about 1912 in the Savage Model 99 lever-action rifle. The cartridge was first called the “Imp,” and in Europe it is known as the 5.6x52R. The Hi-Power was created by necking down ...
    Published on 04-23-2016 04:01 PM
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    Savage has had an interesting history, as their development occurred about the time of the introduction of smokeless powder which revolutionized rifle cartridges. The history of the company indicates that the original Model 99 Lever Action High Power Rifle, invented by Arthur Savage, continues to be the dominant product in the arms production of the Utica plant.

    The company was quick to take
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    Published on 10-30-2014 01:29 AM
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    Over the years Savage, Stevens and Fox each offered various models of side-by-side shotguns. From the bare-bones, no-frills Stevens 311 to the more elegant and refined Fox models such as the B-DL and B-SE, each proved to be a durable, reliable field gun that has served hunters and shooters for decades - even generations.
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    Published on 10-29-2014 08:41 AM
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    The Fox FA-1 semi-auto shotgun sold by Savage in 1981 and 1982 was made by KTG in Japan. FA-1 stood for Fox Automatic #1 and it featured a rounded rear receiver top similar to the Remington 1100. The FA-1 was only offered in 12-gauge with either a 28" Modified or 30" Full choke vent rib barrel - both of which were chambered for 2 3/4" shells. Overall length was 47 3/4" to 50 1/2" depending on the barrel, the length of pull was 14", and the weight was listed as 7 1/2-lbs. ...
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    The new management team, having rescued the company from bankruptcy, moves ahead with a few key guns to keep the name prominent in the sporting arms marketplace.
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