Very interesting information. I too am interested in finding more info regarding a 22/410. I believe the model I have was purchased by an uncle that was killed in Korean War. I inherited it in mid 60's so has much sentimental value. Here is what I have found:
Has Tenite stock and is marked as Stevens model 22-410.
Manufactured by Savage Arms Corporation (Not Stevens corporation)
There is a letter "J" stamped on bottom of barrel, but is not circled.
There was a slip of paper stuck under the spring on the forearm stock with a 1941 date. Not sure of this significance but am wondering if this might be date it was purchased.
Everything points me to manufacture prior to 1951, but the J has me a bit confused. Definitely not in a circle which would point to a much later date.
Post by searay1997 on Feb 14, 2017 22:11:11 GMT -5
I am going to post over unders I have . wondering if I have complete collection. mostly model 24 that I know of. 17 hmr/20 17hmr/12 22/410 22mag/410 22/20 22mag/20 22hornet/20 22hornet/ 12 22/12 222/20 222/12 223/20 223/12 357mag/20 357supermaximun/12 30-30/20 30-30/12 12/308 savage by valmet 22 hornet /12 camo turkey then all over under 410 16 20 28 12. all former are break in the back also have one style break on the side which is another whole series .is there any I am missing as far as savage? thanks 25 total
Trying to find a date for my 24 but even with all of this great info I'm finding enough inconsistencies in my gun to just post and hope someone can hash it out.
This is a 24 DL, 22mag/20ga, chrome satin finish, wood stock, left side selector Only text on frame is Model 24 DL on side and UX 14 inside where the lower barrel rests, assembly codes that match barrel. Code is also under buttplate. No serial number, no patent number. Only letter in a circle was an I on underside of the barrel. No numbers in circle.
Was this simply from 1957, as the I would indicate? What's throwing me off is the lack of numbers in the circle, and the fact that it's a left selctor on a regular 24 DL. Odell's info seemed to contradict both of these things.
20 gauge 24's all had the selector on the left side.
I found this info regarding DL's on gunbroker when I was shopping for mine. One of the gents here might be able to substantiate, or refute it. It seems accurate based on my 1963 B-DL.
There were 6 designated types of the DeLuxe (DL for short) models produced: 24-DL, 24B-DL, 24C-DL, 24E-DL, 24H-DL, and the 24J-DL. The first 24-DL, made its appearance in 1962 and was featured on the cover of the same year's Savage product catalog. They started with a button type barrel selector on the left side of the reciever for 20 gauge and on the right for .410. 1963 brought out the 24B-DL which is the only model 24 to have the model type engraved on the left side of the reciever on the .410, but is located on the right side for 20 gauges. 1964 the 24C-DL was released and at the start of production still had the button barrel selector. Mid-stream Savage changed to the hammer selector, also known as the 24E conversion as it was released concurrently only with this feature. This is the only single designated model to have 3 barrel selector variations (button style left and right and a hammer selector) Next came the 24E-DL in the following year and the 24H-DL the year after. In 1967 the 24J-DL was produced with the hard chrome finish just like all of the previous editions. No serial numbers were present to this time.
Thanks Painter, that does clear that issue up. I did not find this bit of history out there. After closer inspection during daylight I was able to find another absolutely minute stamp on the side of the barrel, 1N in an oval, smaller than a match head. 1962. Everything finally makes sense. So no time-travelling prototype but it is one of the first DLs produced, evidently. That's pretty slick. Thanks again for the time and knowledge.
I just got my first 24 today after search for about a year for one that would work for me. I really want a early version (40's-50's) but I settled for a 60's Savage 24S-A. I'm wondering what the A stands for I know the S is side break but can not find Info on the A ?
Hi Guys. New to the site and was keen on trying to get a rough year on my 24, which was past done from my dad. ( he bought it second hand when he was young). Its a 22 mag / 20 gauge, Savage 24 - series N. From the info, I gather its Field Grade but was chasing a year. Attached are photos of the markings. Can you tell a year by the start of the Serial Number? I want to Restore \ do up so I am wanting some parts. Thanks for any help.
I have a model 24v 223/20ga my understanding is they didn't make many. My question pertains to the extractor, gun parts list an extractor for the 222, I researched the dimensions for bottom of the casing they are within .001 of being identical. Does anyone know if the extractors for 222 and 223 are the same?