Need help who makes this rifle?


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fragmag
February 20, 2010, 05:36 PM
I just inhereted a rifle from Uncle who recently passed. I'm trying to learn more and more about guns, but I have no clue who makes this rifle.

It says "proof tested .222 rem" on the left side of the barrel. It also says "cal .222 rem" on the bottom of the magazine. Finally on the inside of the magazine it says "pat. no. 2.630,175". A quick google search leads me to pretty much nothing.

I am unable to find any other numbers, words, or symbols on the rifle. It is obviosly very old and in need of some tlc.

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fragmag
February 20, 2010, 05:38 PM
Please let me know any information (or different pictures/angles etc.) you need from me in order to help you I.D. the rifle.

Again, thanks for any help.

jpwilly
February 20, 2010, 05:50 PM
Looks like a Savage 340B BUT I'm no expert...

R.W.Dale
February 20, 2010, 05:55 PM
Looks like a Savage 340B BUT I'm no expert...
Correct

or at least an early version from the looks of things

fragmag
February 20, 2010, 06:02 PM
Thank you! My uncle who passed inhereted this gun from his father. I imagine it is pretty old. (1950-1960's)

brassdog
February 20, 2010, 06:02 PM
Yep!

That's a Savage or Stevens rifle. Very accurate little rifles, meant to be an economy rifle.

R.W.Dale
February 20, 2010, 06:05 PM
Thank you! My uncle who passed inhereted this gun from his father. I imagine it is pretty old. (1950-1960's)
If the rifle doesn't have a sn# as your no markings comment alludes to it would have to be at least that old.

fragmag
February 20, 2010, 06:09 PM
I can't find any, unless they are underneath the scope, which is mounted on the side.

R.W.Dale
February 20, 2010, 06:24 PM
They would be on the bbl between the reciever and bbl band.

I can almost make something out in one pic stamped on the side of the bbl just under the scope objective

Abel
February 20, 2010, 06:49 PM
You lucky dog. Those 340's are sweet.

fragmag
February 20, 2010, 08:09 PM
They would be on the bbl between the reciever and bbl band.

I can almost make something out in one pic stamped on the side of the bbl just under the scope objective
All it says there is "proof tested .222 rem"

Nothing else.

lopezni
February 20, 2010, 08:26 PM
I have one, 4-shot groups measuring less than an inch at 100yrs with handloads. Avg 1 &1/2" with rem corelokts. Someone mangled the recoil lug and semi-inletted the stock before I got it. I'll fix that eventually, but it shoots great for me now.

NCsmitty
February 20, 2010, 08:55 PM
I believe the scope mount pivots over to allow use of the iron sights. If it retains its zero after doing so, is another question though.




NCsmitty

Jubjub
February 20, 2010, 11:17 PM
They were also sold as house brand guns for many stores. Sears, JC Penney, Wards, etc. Mine has Coast to Coast Hardware markings. Nice shooter.

Jefferson Herb
February 21, 2010, 01:26 AM
Savage. My Dad had one in 25-20 and later in 30-30.

fragmag
February 21, 2010, 04:34 PM
So when are we starting a 340club. It seems as if that is the thing to do.

:D

lopezni
February 21, 2010, 10:51 PM
I love mine, I want to change the bolt handle to the old "spoon handle" style and replace the bolt head to use the band extractor. I just can't justify putting extra money into that rifle. I paid $350 and I got mine with the weaver mount and Nikon prostaff scope. Best shooting sub $400 rifle I ever saw. I think the idea of a 30-30 bolt rifle that allows people to fire spitzer bullets is another neat thing about the 340.

rangerruck
February 22, 2010, 12:41 AM
looks likey a nice savage; very underrated old school rifles back then. should really shoot well for you.

scythefwd
February 22, 2010, 01:00 AM
got one in .30-30. Good little gun. Ain't a bench gun, but fun to shoot. I may try a lighter bullet and see how that does as right now I am shooting 170 gr. corelokts out of it. Bet I can get it sub moa, or very close with handloads.

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