SOLD FOR: $1130
Serial Number: 7792
Year of Manufacture: 1967 (U date code)
Gauge: 20 Gauge 3” chamber, .222 Remington
Action Type: Top Break, Over-Under, Combination Gun
Markings: The left side of the top barrel is marked “PROOF TESTED .222 REM.” The left side of the underbarrel is marked “PROOF TESTED 20 GAUGE – 3 INCH CHAMBER-”. The left side of the receiver is marked with an engraved fox jumping through a forest and features the serial number “7792”. The buttpad is marked “TRADE WHITE LINE MARK/PACHMAYR® GUN WORKS/ LOS ANGELES I5. CALIFORNIA U.S.A.” and features a stylized texturing. The right side of the bottom barrel is marked “-SAVAGE ARMS-/ WESTFIELD, MASS. U.S.A.”. The right side of the receiver features an engraving of a bird in some brush and “SAVAGE 24V”. The right side of the hammer features an arrow pointing up and one pointing down, indicating barrel selection. The barrel lug assembly has inspection marks and a “U” date code.
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights/ Optics: The front sight is a blade integral to a serrated, ramped base screwed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a folding “U”-notch with white triangle aiming reference that is adjustable for elevation and dovetailed into the barrel. There is a one piece Weaver style mount screwed to the barrel at the rear with rings holding a Bushnell® Elite Limited Edition, 3-9x50mm with a duplex reticle, which functions properly. The scope shows only light handling marks in its black finish with clear glass and is in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two piece press checkered wood with a pistol grip and monte carlo. The pistol grip has a black plastic checkered cap. The butt features a buttpad which is ventillated. The stocks show signs of past handling with some scattered small scratches, and a few patches of the finish have worn off, notably on the left side of the forearm. The checkering is well defined. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14 1/4” from the trigger to the end of the buttpad, 13 ¼”. The stocks rate in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Black Painted Receiver, Blued Barrels
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion. The rifling is sharp.
Overall Condition: The combination gun retains about 95% of its original finish. The barrels have only a few minor nicks and scratches. There is minor wear around where the scope is attached. There is a spot of wear on the left of the barrel assembly at the breech-end. There is no major damage, it is all superficial and can be attributed to past use. The screwheads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall this combination gun rates in Very Good-Fine overall condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this combination gun. The barrel is selected with a switch on the hammer. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box Paperwork and Accessories: The scope and weaver style mount, described above, are included with the combination gun.
Our Assessment: This Combination rifle, the Savage 24V, can function as a 20 gauge shotgun or .222 Remington rifle. The name says it all, as a combination gun this rifle/shotgun can meet a variety of needs in the field and is perfect for hunting and shooting clay birds. Despite some superficial wear this is a worthy option, goodluck on your bid!