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Savage "Specialty Series" Model 42

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ahil925, Apr 21, 2012.

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  1. ahil925

    ahil925 Member

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    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:

    http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/model/Model42

    Personally, I like the basic design, but it feels more like a Kel-Tec design if you get my drift.
     
  2. cooldude14

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    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.
     
  3. Liberty1776

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    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.
     
  4. T Bran

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    Love it with the exception of the red stuff.
    Nothing that cant be cured with my trusty black magic marker though.
    T
     
  5. 303tom

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    Been looking at one of them............
     
  6. FROGO207

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    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:
     
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    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.
     
  8. fireman 9731

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    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.
     
  9. Flopsweat

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    Regarding the red ejector, per this article http://www.gunup.com/blogs/new-savage-model-42-combination#g=MErWq9iq 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.
     
  10. RMc

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    With the breech mounted rear sight, you would think a peep/ghost ring sight system would better serve the purpose of this model.
     
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    I've got an original.. .22 over 20 ga....
     
  12. Straight Shooter 47

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    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.
     
  13. FROGO207

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    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.
     
  14. Straight Shooter 47

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    Oh, Im hip to the cost, FROGO207...but even in polymer they dont HAVE to make
    it look so....like 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.
     
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    When did Kel-Tec buy Savage?:evil:

    I'd sure like a toned down - less "Resident Evil" one in .38-.357/20 Ga.
     
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    I like it but the MSRP seems a little steep for a plastic gun.
     
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    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.
     
  18. SEE IT LIKE A NATIVE

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    I think at one time they made a 30-30 over 12ga , that would be the perfect Florida hunting gun !
     
  19. FROGO207

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    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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