I ran across a Savage Model 2190 breech loading 30-30 rifle today. I came home and did a Yahoo search (don't like Google) and a Gun Broker search and found nothing. It's in reasonably good shape and looks like it was designed as a beginner hunting rifle. Probably a mail order catalog item from the 60s or 70s. I'm curious to know if they were plentiful, not so plentiful, etc. Trying to put a general value on it for a friend. Any input would be appreciated.
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March 14, 2013, 06:28 PM
You are describing a Savage Model 219 manufactured 1938 to 1965 and chambered in 30-30 as well as several other chamberings. Try a Google of Savage 219 and see if that isn't what you have.
March 14, 2013, 06:45 PM
Bingo, mystery solved. Yahoo (sorry, no Google for me) gave me hits for the 219 but I swear there was a zero stamped right behind the 219 on the receiver. Strange.
The sites I looked at have this rifle as a hot/cold item, you either like it or you don't. Any comments on the 219 are welcome.
March 14, 2013, 07:21 PM
They are a good simple no frills single shot rifle. The 30-30 was the most common chambering. They are more sought after in the chamberings like 22 Hornet. They have their little niche like other similar guns. Selling one won't put the kids / grand kids through college but may buy a few books. :)
Oh, OK. Let's see enter the Savage 219 into the search engine of your choice. :)
March 14, 2013, 11:34 PM
Looking at Numrich Arms, there were several versions of the 219 Savage in various calibers and shotgun gauges. Many parts will interchange between model types as far as I know. There are quite a few parts still available for them.
Thanks for the great info. We didn't think we had anything special, just trying to establish a fair price to offer for the lot that includes this rifle.
Now it's on to trying to figure out a fair market value for the Enfield rifle that has been sporterized and has the deceased's social security number etched into the receiver and stock. :cuss:
March 15, 2013, 06:41 AM
The Enfield will be hard to call, there was a time before identity theft was popular, to place one's SSN on their personal property. The rifle could serve as just a shooter or parts gun. Personally, in my area, I would hang a price of $250 on the Savage and see what happens and maybe $300 on the Enfield. You can always come down on the asking price. With guns like this, my experience is, any gun on any given day is worth what someone is willing to pay, no more and no less. Again, merely what I would do in my area.
March 15, 2013, 04:49 PM
This is a photo of the Savage 219. They've been customized by knowledgeable smiths for many years. In my opinion, the styling is elegant.