Info on a Savage Model 6A .22


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pepper35
March 30, 2009, 01:31 PM
Hey guys...first off, I am new to the site! I was given a Savage Model 6A .22 this weekend. In a little bit of rough shape (stored in a garage, not fired or cleaned for 30 years or so, some surface rust). Just wanting to know if this gun is worth cleaning up and using? Any info on this gun would be greatly appreciated. Thanx.

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JohnBT
March 30, 2009, 06:53 PM
It's worth cleaning up to see how it works. Good luck, you just never know about a .22, it could be a tack driver. Here's Jim Keenan's post on the
6A from 9 years ago.

www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?p=436386

"That rifle was made under a number of model names and with both a tubular and a box magazine. When they worked, they were OK, but when they didn't they were a gunsmith's nightmare. The ability to use the gun as a repeater was more an advertising idea than any real advantage, though it might have been useful in training or with .22 Long or Short ammo. All versions had been discontinued by about 1968.

Due to both the problems and the fact that there are far better semi-auto .22's today, those guns bring only about $100 in average condition. They turn up at gun shows and on the used gun racks at gun shops and pawn shops from time to time. There is no collector interest. Parts are available from Gun Parts Corp. (www.gunpartscorp.com).

Jim"

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