FS Savage-imported Finnish-made Valmet 20 magnum O/U shotgun Model 330.
This is the plainer model of two Valmets that Savage imported and marked with their name in the late 1960s and early '70s. It is a plain-barrelled (no rib) 28" 20 guage 3" magnum field gun with plain extractors and a selective single trigger and tang safety. Gun is factory stock except that the chokes have been opened to Skeet 1 and Skeet 2 by Ahlman's Gunsmithing for upland hunting and using steel shot.
Pistol grip stock made of straight-grained dark, reddish brown European walnut with a slim (not "splinter") forend, no schnable, checkering is impressed, not hand cut. No cracks or dings. Wood finish and deep blue factory finish are near mint; bores are perfect. Savage-marked black butt plate on uncut stock.
I got this gun for upland hunting but age and land closures due to drought and fire hazard in our area are making that unlikely. I've owned a number of these Savage/Valmets and have had no mechanical problems with them even hunting in sub-zero weather in ID, VT, NY, and WI. They are a Finnish modification of the action used by Remington for their Models 32 and 3200, and also used in Kreighoff O/Us. It is a very strong action used in Valmet-marked double rifles for high-pressure ctgs. from .223 to .375. I'm keeping several of these that are uncommon or have sentimental value (none are pristine like this one....). I gave my son a 12 guage 330 for waterfowl hunting. It dumps 'em.
$550 OBO shipped to an FFL who accepts firearms from individuals. I accept personal checks with a day for them to clear the bank, and all MOs, but don't do PayPal or other electronic payment plans.
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Thanks for reading! Have a great 2022!
Mike Armstrong aka Mesa