Savage Model 24


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A-37
February 14, 2008, 04:03 PM
I just bought a Savage Model 24J-DL, SN A5083xx. Can someone give me the year of mfg?

Thanks

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eliphalet
February 14, 2008, 04:56 PM
Take a look here,

http://www.savage24.com/

A-37
February 14, 2008, 06:37 PM
Well, I'll be...... Who'd have thought there was a site dedicated to Savage Model 24s?

Thanks for the link.

BTW, the "A" prefix indicates 1949.

eliphalet
February 14, 2008, 07:22 PM
BTW, the "A" prefix indicates 1949.Did you read the paragraphs below the letter-date codes? It is a stamping for those years, not the serial number.
My Savage 24 in 22/410 was made in 1960 but has no serial number, has the case hardened receiver, so that change came later. Serial numbers were not a requirement till the GGA of 1968.

A-37
February 14, 2008, 07:51 PM
I can't find the year stamp.

Your information makes sense because I never heard of a gun made in 1949 having impressed checkering (which mine has).

eliphalet
February 14, 2008, 08:03 PM
Another place you might ask is here.
http://savageshooters.com/SavageForum/

Rangr44
February 16, 2008, 03:41 PM
If it has a letter-code, it should be stamped into the bottom of the shotgun barrel, near the forend latch stud, and sometimes inside the frame rails, where the barrel normally sits when closed.

A-37
February 17, 2008, 02:16 PM
At the bottom of the frame are is stamped: P, U, 17

Rangr44
February 17, 2008, 04:12 PM
P = 1963, U = 1967

Your gun was obviously made in only one year.

The accepted year date code is usually the circled letter - is one circled ?

What's on the bottom of the shotgun barrel ?

The "17" is most likely an assembly number, and any letter directly with it would not be a date code letter.

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