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Savage 24c trigger

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Voland, Nov 9, 2011.

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  1. Voland

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    I was at a gun show this weekend and got to play with a virtually new 24c. The guy was asking $475 for it with case and all. I put it together fine but what really shocked me was how crappy the trigger felt. I walked away as it didnt seem right to me.

    How should the trigger feel on these? Did I miss an opportunity?

    Thanks!
    V.
     
  2. oneounceload

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    If you were expecting a high-dollar target-grade trigger, then I can see where you be disappointed. I had the 24C, Camper's Companion at one time - it was .22 over a 20 - fun toy, but the trigger was as expected on a cheap gun like that

    Whether you missed an opportunity would depend on why you wanted it - they are not readily available and are still serviceable for what they were intended as
     
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    I have an older 24 (circa 1964) .22mag/20 gauge. Better to think of these as "shotguns with rifle barrels added" than anything else. The trigger can be slicked up a bit, but that's about it. Mine has a heavy, but fairly clean break. It's no target gun, but it's great in the squirrel woods.
     
  4. tubeshooter

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    I think oneounceload has it spot on.

    I have an older 24 that I inherited (.22/.410). I don't shoot it much, but I like (quite a bit, actually) and respect it.

    The guns have a storied and interesting history, at least model-wise.

    They made them up until not too long ago (< 10 years, I believe). I remember seeing them in the online catalog at one point. So now that they're gone, that kind of kicks the desirability up a notch I guess - especially to collectors.

    I used to want a .22/20 gauge, but not so much now. I think a .357, .30-30 or .223 over 12 gauge might be cool for an emergency camp gun that virtually anyone could use safely. .22 Hornet over 20 gauge might be neat too; maybe in a varminter role.


    In researching a bit before answering, I discovered my gun was made in '66 instead of '69 or '70 like I thought. I'm grateful to find that out.
     
  5. mnrivrat

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    The price is up there and you may find one cheaper if you have patience to do so. I presenty own two model 24's and customized the one to fit my needs. Mine are the V models with .222 over 20ga.
    I have owned the C version as well as a few others. They are handy guns and versital. The last F models from the factory were just to high priced for the single shot guns they are, and too heavy.

    The custom one I build was modified with shorter barrel lengths and the barrels tuned to the same point of impact. The .222 Rem chamber was taken out to .223 Rem. I have a chamber adaptor for the .223 Rem to .22 RF and that also shoots to point on aim at the distance I set it up for. The 20ga. barrel was threaded for choke tubes and I have a rifled choke tube as well a modified one for shooting either types of slugs, or bird shot.

    The trigger pull can be made smooth and crisp with some work . I would never pass one up simply for the trigger pull being crappy because they are not that difficult to smooth up.
     
  6. jmorris

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    I won the one I have in jr high, FFA cheese & sausage sale, my Grandmother had to come to school and sign for it. I still have it and yes it has a heavy trigger but it breaks clean.
     
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