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Savage Model 24

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by A-37, Feb 14, 2008.

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  1. A-37

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    I just bought a Savage Model 24J-DL, SN A5083xx. Can someone give me the year of mfg?

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    Well, I'll be...... Who'd have thought there was a site dedicated to Savage Model 24s?

    Thanks for the link.

    BTW, the "A" prefix indicates 1949.
     
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    Did you read the paragraphs below the letter-date codes? It is a stamping for those years, not the serial number.
    My Savage 24 in 22/410 was made in 1960 but has no serial number, has the case hardened receiver, so that change came later. Serial numbers were not a requirement till the GGA of 1968.
     
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    I can't find the year stamp.

    Your information makes sense because I never heard of a gun made in 1949 having impressed checkering (which mine has).
     
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    If it has a letter-code, it should be stamped into the bottom of the shotgun barrel, near the forend latch stud, and sometimes inside the frame rails, where the barrel normally sits when closed.
     
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    At the bottom of the frame are is stamped: P, U, 17
     
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    P = 1963, U = 1967

    Your gun was obviously made in only one year.

    The accepted year date code is usually the circled letter - is one circled ?

    What's on the bottom of the shotgun barrel ?

    The "17" is most likely an assembly number, and any letter directly with it would not be a date code letter.
     
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