Savage Model 24V Series D 24-V .223 Remington 20 Gauge 3” O/U Combo Gun
SOLD FOR: $1401
Model: 24V Series D
Serial Number: D854635
Year of Manufacture: 1967 – 1989
Caliber/Gauge: .223 Remington over 20 Gauge, 3” Shells
Action Type: Top Lever Break Action Over/Under Combo Gun with Extractor
Markings: The left side of the upper barrel is marked “-SAVAGE 24V SERIES D- / WESTFIELD, MA. CAL. 223 REM.” and “SP9”. The left side of the lower barrel is marked “20 GAUGE / 2 3/4 & 3 INCH SHELLS”, “0” and a box “8”. The barrel lug is marked “SP9”, “17”, circle “12”, circle “47”, circle “59”, circle “91” and “M”. The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number “D854635”. The underside of the receiver is hand-inscribed “F.E.D. / III”. The grip cap has the Savage logo.
Barrel Length (Both): 24”
Choke (Lower Barrel): Improved Cylinder, Fixed
Sights / Optics: This combo gun is mounted with a beaded blade integral to a ramped mount screwed to the upper barrel above the muzzle. The rear sight is a U-notch with white triangle reference dovetailed to the top of the upper barrel and is adjustable for elevation. The top rear of the upper barrel is drilled, tapped and installed with a mount to accommodate optics (not included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece wood featuring a skipline checkered forend, skipline checkered semi-pistol grip with grip cap, Monte Carlo style comb and hard rubber buttplate. There are light scratches and nicks scattered throughout. There is a moderate gouge on the comb behind Monte Carlo rise. There is a crack starting from the receiver with tiny chips on either side and the crack going back along the grain. The checkering is distinct. The LOP measures 14 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The buttplate has minor scuffing primarily at the heel and toe. The stocks are in Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Case Color
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The upper bore is bright with sharp rifling with no erosion. The lower bore is mostly bright with some persistent fouling and light erosion.
Overall Condition: This combo gun retains about 95% of its metal finish. There are some light scratches on the upper barrel and a few patches of finish wear on the lower barrel. The pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this combo gun is in Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: The Model 24V has a .223 Remington barrel is good for small to medium game/varmint hunting, while the 20 gauge is good for, say, a turkey (gobble gobble). Not a bad tool to put dinner on the table with! The gun retains strong mechanics and great bores, so it could still serve its original purpose. That said, these 24V models are gaining collector interest, and this would be a nice addition to a Savage/Stevens collection. Good luck and happy bidding!