• Misc. History

    by Published on 02-22-2019 09:00 AM
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    The history of the modern Savage Arms line of rimfire rifles dates back to long before Ron Coburn and Savage Arms purchased the Lakefield Arms company in Lakefield,
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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 02-09-2015 02:00 PM
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    Over the years Savage Arms has used four different twist rates on their firearms chambered for the .223 Remington cartridge. This is primarily due to the increase in bullet weights being used by the U.S. Military and NATO ammunition, and as the bullet weights went up the twist rate had to increase accordingly to ensure bullet stabilization. Savage has used 1-7", 1-9", 1-12" and 1-14" twist rates for rifles chambered in .223.
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    Published on 03-19-2008 05:53 AM
    L-R  Parker Hale, Watson, Marbles S1, Lyman 3rd variation, Lyman #18 and a Lyman #19

    To begin let me start by saying that this is only the tip of the iceberg, I could write a 2nd article just on the iron sights themselves and the different ones for different models. What Ill try to do with this short article is give you an idea of what you have for the first time Savage owner. I wont be covering any of Savages newer offerings but rather the old pre-1960s rifles.
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    Published on 02-27-2007 07:11 AM
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    Yes, I know every company out there has offered a single shot shotgun at some time or another but how many break action rifles do we see these days? Aside from the Thompson centers, who I think more or less based their entire gun on Savages design, we don't see these to often.
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    Published on 08-18-2003 07:04 AM
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    Like all American gun makers, Savage was doing it's part for the U.S. war effort during World War II. They made weapons, naturally, and most of these were Thompson sub-machine guns, fifty caliber machine guns, thirty caliber machine guns, various twelve gauge shotguns, and bomb fuses. Almost three million items were turned out by the Savage Arms Company and it's divisions from 1941 to 1945.
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