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#5170676 - 04/21/11 08:23 PM Re: Savage model 1893? 1895? 1899? [Re: blynyrd]
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Some of the ones I remember are a Winchester '94 in 25-20, a 22 Hornet semi auto (was my favorite squirrel gun as a kid but it's been so long I don't even remember what brand or model

The Winchester may be a '92 if it is in 25-20. Is it possible the semi-auto could be a 22 magnum in stead of a 22 Hornet? Just asking.
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#5170777 - 04/21/11 09:19 PM Re: Savage model 1893? 1895? 1899? [Re: like2shoot]
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Originally Posted By: like2shoot
Some of the ones I remember are a Winchester '94 in 25-20, a 22 Hornet semi auto (was my favorite squirrel gun as a kid but it's been so long I don't even remember what brand or model

The Winchester may be a '92 if it is in 25-20. Is it possible the semi-auto could be a 22 magnum in stead of a 22 Hornet? Just asking.


You may very well be right about the Winchester, the .22 is definitely a Hornet. I'll call my dad later and ask what model it is. The more I try to recall it the more I think I'm wrong about it being a semi auto, now I'm thinking it's a bolt action.

They say when you get older your memory is the... wait what was I saying?

I dug out the Savage, here's the barrel stamping:

Savage Arms Co. Utica, N.Y. U.S.A.
Pat Feb. 7 '93. July 25 '93. Oct. 3 '99. Cal..30

The second 9 in the Oct. 3 '99. is obscured like maybe a defect. I'll bet that's why I was thinking it's a 1893.

30-30 stamped on the receiver end of the barrel.

The serial # is 23.1XX. Stamped across receiver bottom in front of trigger guard.

It's in better condition than I remembered and, as far as I can tell, all original with no mods and not drilled for scope mount.

I'll post the pics in the am.

Thanks,
Brian
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#5170796 - 04/21/11 09:38 PM Re: Savage model 1893? 1895? 1899? [Re: blynyrd]
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Made in 1901, nice early rifle.

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#5171374 - 04/22/11 07:11 AM Re: Savage model 1893? 1895? 1899? [Re: Calhoun]
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Here you go.


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#5171393 - 04/22/11 07:17 AM Re: Savage model 1893? 1895? 1899? [Re: blynyrd]
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Some more.
Hang on I'll keep them coming.


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Edited by blynyrd (04/22/11 07:18 AM)
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#5171412 - 04/22/11 07:22 AM Re: Savage model 1893? 1895? 1899? [Re: blynyrd]
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#5171418 - 04/22/11 07:25 AM Re: Savage model 1893? 1895? 1899? [Re: blynyrd]
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probably nicer than average 1899C... it does look like it may have seen a little cold blue touch up over the years but hard saying for sure from the pics (and back in the day this would have been thought of as really taking good care of the gun despite what collectors might think today). Also, the head of the stock does look pretty oil soaked... don't saturate the mechanism or barrel of these guns in gun oil thinking you are preventing rust b/c that oil soaks into the wood and makes them both dark and soft. Lots of ppl have started storing their guns with the barrels down b/c of this...

Anyways, great rifle in a desirable model.
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#5171423 - 04/22/11 07:26 AM Re: Savage model 1893? 1895? 1899? [Re: blynyrd]
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Ok, I'm done for now.

So what do you think?

Tell me about my rifle.

I have a few questions.

1)Is this a Schnabel forearm?

2)What finish would the stock have had originally?
(It looks to me like there's some varnish or shellac on it)

3)Any special care tips?

4)Would you shoot or hunt it?
(I know that's a personal preference, I already know my answer: I would bang the crap out of a supermodel, antique and classic cars, bikes, trucks, planes, etc. were made for driving. So along those lines I'll probably shoot it, but not hunt it.)

5) If you were buying (as I said I'm not selling) what would you pay?


Edited by blynyrd (04/22/11 07:49 AM)
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#5171486 - 04/22/11 07:51 AM Re: Savage model 1893? 1895? 1899? [Re: blynyrd]
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1) Yes, schnabel means "beak" in German. You can see the resemblance of the schnabel forearm to a beak.

2) Not sure exactly what was used. When new they did have a shine to them, yours looks pretty good actually for a gun that was used.

3) www.oldwestsnakeoil.com is good stuff to hit your stock with once or twice a year. Not too often, but it will help bring a dried out stock back to life.

4) I'd definitely shoot it, it's not a safe queen. The biggest risk to that is getting a crack behind the tang if it doesn't already have one. If the thought of that bothers you, then don't shoot it.

Nice rifle, especially given that it has family history. Enjoy it!

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#5171514 - 04/22/11 08:01 AM Re: Savage model 1893? 1895? 1899? [Re: blynyrd]
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I also want to add, thanks for all the comments.

For some reason when my dad gave it to me he implied (or I inferred) that it's not a very good gun.

It's nice to know that I'm wrong, but in a good way. Usually when I get values of anything mixed up it's in the other direction and my silk purse is usually a sows ear. An old wore out crappy sows ear at that.

It makes me wonder, though, if pops thinks this wasn't one of his better guns then what's he got stashed away.

Now that I'm learning more about it I may have to order the factory records for it. Does anyone mind posting the contact info for me?

I'd be stoked to find out that my great grandpa bought it new, and being from upstate NY I'd guess (or hope) there's a fair chance he did.
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