Savage "Specialty Series" Model 42


April 21, 2012, 02:03 PM
Mods, feel free to move this if this is in the wrong place (is it a rifle? a shotgun?).

It looks like Savage is re-entering the combination gun business, though those of you who hate polymer beware:

Personally, I like the basic design, but it feels more like a Kel-Tec design if you get my drift.

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April 21, 2012, 02:07 PM
Eww and I thought the Mossberg tacticool lever was ugly. I would buy one if they made it look more normal and without the red.

April 21, 2012, 02:09 PM
I like the way it looks except for that red plastic looking thing on the side of the action...and now that they've repackaged a good idea, they'll sell even more.

T Bran
April 21, 2012, 02:14 PM
Love it with the exception of the red stuff.
Nothing that cant be cured with my trusty black magic marker though.

April 22, 2012, 08:34 AM
Been looking at one of them............

April 22, 2012, 09:14 AM
I have several if the old model 24's and love them. I am disappointed that they only offer them in .22/.22MAG--410 for now however. IMHO there has always been a need for this type of all around firearm and now they are bringing it back for a test run.:cool:

April 22, 2012, 10:24 AM
I would be interested in one as I like the new design along with the use of a polymer material for the stock.

Definitely could do without the red accents though.

fireman 9731
April 22, 2012, 10:25 AM
If I had to guess, I bet they will come out with more caliber combos in the next few years. and like everybody else said, I don't like the red... It looks like a toy.

April 22, 2012, 11:48 AM
Regarding the red ejector, per this article the picture may be of a prototype which had a plastic ejector. The production ejector will be metal, and I would assume not red. The article also says there will be other caliber combinations available later. Maybe the stock will look better too.

April 22, 2012, 01:19 PM
With the breech mounted rear sight, you would think a peep/ghost ring sight system would better serve the purpose of this model.

April 22, 2012, 08:12 PM
I've got an original.. .22 over 20 ga....

Straight Shooter 47
April 22, 2012, 10:07 PM
I SO wish they wouldnt go with the modern poly, tactical look.
They would be great in a tradition wood stock. I dont understand the need for everything to be so untraditonal anymore. Yes, of course there is a place for it, just not on everything.

April 22, 2012, 11:49 PM
Well you see that the place for a plastic stock is it is better for the bottom line. Wood costs lots more money to form into a stock. Inject some plastic into a mold and be done with it in seconds.:scrutiny: Shaping and finishing the exterior with a protective coating take a lot of expensive time to finish.

Straight Shooter 47
April 23, 2012, 07:31 AM
Oh, Im hip to the cost, FROGO207...but even in polymer they dont HAVE to make
it look that.
Seriously...that loud as heck red writing? It just isnt my cup o tea, but the I love
the basic concept of the firearm itself.

April 23, 2012, 09:39 AM
When did Kel-Tec buy Savage?:evil:

I'd sure like a toned down - less "Resident Evil" one in .38-.357/20 Ga.

April 23, 2012, 03:07 PM
I like it but the MSRP seems a little steep for a plastic gun.

April 23, 2012, 03:52 PM
Doesn't look that bad to me. Polymer stocks are the norm now, and these look fine. More just a matter of being the style of the time rather than "tacticool".

I do wish there were some more options (.223 atop 20ga or 12ga would be better), but overall its an interesting gun that I'd be willing to consider.

April 23, 2012, 03:56 PM
I think at one time they made a 30-30 over 12ga , that would be the perfect Florida hunting gun !

April 23, 2012, 09:25 PM
Yes they did make one in 30-30/12 GA. I also own one of those. So old there was no need for a serial number on it that I could find BTW.:D

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