Savage/Valmet OU?


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ACP230
January 9, 2003, 12:27 PM
I am kind of eyeing a Savage 440 12 gauge OU made by Valmet back in the 1960s or '70s. It looks pretty good, with a Scandinavian blond stock, and metal in good condtion. I've never shot one. Has anyone here got any info on them?

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Dave McCracken
January 9, 2003, 03:33 PM
The Valmets had a good rep for durability and so on. Most were combo guns, with rifle barrels and conbinatiuon sets like 12 gauge X .308. They were on the heavy side, IIRC.

Parts might be a problem, but for hunting use, that may not show up for decades.

If the price is right, goaheadon...

GoldenLoki
January 9, 2003, 05:50 PM
I have had one of their shotgun / rifle OU combos for 20+ years.

I used to put a lot of rounds through it. Never had a lick of trouble from it.

I rarely shoot it anymore (too many new toys), but it is still an excellent gun.

GL

Gordon
January 9, 2003, 09:16 PM
I too have one with 3 barrels: 12x12, 12x.308 , .308x.308 . Zero problems , tight as can be I like the teutonic styling . Downside: no ejectors. I think price on one is at least $800. I know mine with 3 barrels is worth $1500+.

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