SOLD FOR: $1026
Make: Savage Arms Co.
Model: 24F Predator
Year of Manufacture: 1989-2007
Caliber/Gauge: .223 Remington over 2 3/4” & 3” 12 Gauge
Action Type: Over/Under Top-break Combination Gun with Extractor
Markings: The left side of the top-barrel is marked “SAVAGE 24F CAL 223 REM. / SAVAGE ARMS CO., WESTFIELD, MASS. USA”. The left side of the bottom barrel is marked “PROOF TESTED 12 GAUGE / -2 ¾ & 3 INCH CHAMBER-”. The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number, “f034296”.
Barrel Length: Both barrels are 24” long.
Choke: The shotgun barrel has a screw in choke, full installed.
Sights/ Optics: The front sight is a blade dovetailed to a base which is fixed to the muzzle end of the barrel. The rear sight is a flip-up “U”-notch dovetailed towards the rear end of the barrel. The rear end of the barrel is drilled and tapped and features a screwed-on Weaver rail for installing an accessory (none are included).
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stocks are two piece smooth polymer featuring a grooved forend, semi-pistol grip, a fluted Monte Carlo style comb and camo painted serrated buttplate. The stocks have been customized with camo pattern paint. The stocks have some light handling marks, nicks and scuffs scattered about. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP is 14” from the trigger to the rear end of the buttpad. The buttpad has some light handling marks. Overall, the stocks are in Very Good-to-Fine condition, as customized.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The top rifled barrel is bright with sharp rifling, but with a bit of minor fouling. The bottom barrel is bright, also with a bit of minor fouling. Neither bore has erosion.
Overall Condition: The combination gun retains about 96% of its metal finish. There are some scuffs, nicks and handling marks on the gun’s metal surfaces in addition to a few spots of minor surface oxidation. The markings remain clear. The screwheads are sharp. Overall, the gun is in Fine-plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The barrels lock with no play on the receiver. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box Paperwork and Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: This Savage Model 24F Predator is an over/under combination gun chambered with a top rifled .223 Remington barrel and a bottom 12 gauge shotgun barrel. This makes for a very versatile hunting and survival gun that can be used for terrestrial game as well as fowl. The gun originated as the model 22-410 (.22 LR over a .410 bore combination gun) in 1938 and was marketed by Savage under the “J. Stevens” brand. In 1950, Savage rebranded the product as the Model 24 and expanded the caliber and gauge options on the barrels. This rifle had various designations based on the caliber/gauge that was offered. This specimen was manufactured well after the Gun Control Act of 1968 sometime bewteen 1989 and 2007. The rifle pattern would remain in production until 2010 when Savage finally discontinued it. This is an interesting combination gun that you do not want to miss out on! Good luck and happy bidding!