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#6020275 - 01/09/12 J. T. Callahan ?  
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Is Callahan still offering his lettering service on Savage Arms? Last one I had done was 5-6 years ago.

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#6020292 - 01/09/12 Re: J. T. Callahan ? [Re: Craigster]  
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Yes he is. His contact info is in a sticky above in miscellaneous info.
Here is copy/paste:


John T. Callahan,
Savage Arms Historian
53 Old Quarry Road
Westfield, MA 01085

New prices as of 12/1/2006:

Savage 1895's, 1899's and 99's are $30.00

Other Savages are $25.00.

Stevens are $20.00.

A.H. Fox Sterlingworths-$30.00.

Graded doubles are $40.00.

Send serial number and details of the item, allow 5-6 weeks for delivery.

Make payable to John T. Callahan

NOTE: If you state that you are a "24" member and list your "24" name you can purchase the Savage 1895's, 1899's and 99's letter for $25.00 each.

NOTE: JC has requested that you not send for more than 3 letters at a time. Big orders put him behind and cause other peoples requests to set so that they do not get answered in a timely manner. Thanks.

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#6020374 - 01/09/12 Re: J. T. Callahan ? [Re: diamondjim]  
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Thanks, I saw the info in the sticky, but it is a bit outdated.

#6020498 - 01/09/12 Re: J. T. Callahan ? [Re: Craigster]  
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Received one 2 day's ago.

#6020512 - 01/09/12 Re: J. T. Callahan ? [Re: sqweeler]  
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Still waiting by the mailbox daily for my 1895 SRC letter to get here.


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#6020739 - 01/09/12 Re: J. T. Callahan ? [Re: mad_dog]  
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Ah, visions of Joe all bundled up, sitting in a lawn chair out by the mailbox, with a fistful of beers stuck in the snow next to him.


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#6020837 - 01/09/12 Re: J. T. Callahan ? [Re: gnoahhh]  
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yes sir, thats about the extent of that!


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#6027512 - 01/10/12 Re: J. T. Callahan ? [Re: mad_dog]  
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Cool. I am going to get one for my engraved 1899B.


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#6029747 - 01/11/12 Re: J. T. Callahan ? [Re: RAS]  
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Waited long enough I guess cause it got here today!

Lettered correctly as an 1895 SRC.

Accepted Dec 31, 1896 with 22" bbl and shipped to Hartley & Graham of New York City on August 7, 1896.

Glad I got the serial number right this time!

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Arthur Savage began to exercise a talent for invention while he was a cowboy in Australia. When he returned to Jamaica, he learned that the British government wanted an improved firearm and he set about to produce it. He devised a gun, the rights for the manufacture of which he sold to the Hartley & Graham Company


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#6031795 - 01/11/12 Re: J. T. Callahan ? [Re: mad_dog]  
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Hey wait a sec!

Is it just me or did J.C. screw up?

How can it be accepted on Dec 31 of 1896 and shipped on Aug 7 1896? I think Johnny made a typo!


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#6031812 - 01/11/12 Re: J. T. Callahan ? [Re: mad_dog]  
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Aug 7, 1897???? 1898???? Seems like a lot of 1895s sat for a good while... especially the SRCs...


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The production date is in line with the others in this string.

Oh well, what's a few more months of waiting? grin


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#6151848 - 02/09/12 Re: J. T. Callahan ? [Re: Rick99]  
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I saw on the Fox site that John has a new mailing address. I put it below. Can anyone else confirm that this is for all new inquiries?


John T. Callahan
Arms Historian
P.O. Box 82
Southampton, MA 01073


#6151876 - 02/09/12 Re: J. T. Callahan ? [Re: ROMAC]  
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That would probably be an important piece of information if it's true.

Probably a nephew with the same name and he's cashing the checks, hahahaha.


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#6151883 - 02/09/12 Re: J. T. Callahan ? [Re: mad_dog]  
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It is true. John has indeed relocated.


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#6152053 - 02/09/12 Re: J. T. Callahan ? [Re: Longbeardking]  
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So I guess Rick should change the sticky then huh?


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#6152092 - 02/09/12 Re: J. T. Callahan ? [Re: mad_dog]  
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Yeah, they will only forward his mail for so long, then stuff will start to get sent back to sender.

#6152540 - 02/09/12 Re: J. T. Callahan ? [Re: mad_dog]  
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Originally Posted by mad_dog
Hey wait a sec!

Is it just me or did J.C. screw up?

How can it be accepted on Dec 31 of 1896 and shipped on Aug 7 1896? I think Johnny made a typo!


My 1895 SRC was manufactured Dec. 26, 1896 so I suspect the first date is correct. Now was it shipped Aug 7 1897 or 1898?

Any that were shipped in 1899 (mine June 29/99) had been converted to 1899 bolt and barrel cut to 20 inches. They were shown in early catalogues and old as 1899s (3 are known with similar manufacturing/shipping) and all 3 are identical.

Now because of the unfortunate confusion Joe I can understand if you wish to trade the SRC to me for a 99 EG 300 Savage that was definitely manufactured in 1954. Nice clean rifle that was owned by a little old lady who never shot it at anything over 50 yards so bore is perfect.

BillR



#6152639 - 02/09/12 Re: J. T. Callahan ? [Re: BillR]  
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Darn, gotta pass Bill but thanks for the offer.

I bet Dick got his lettered, I should get ahold of him and see when his got shipped.


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#6152733 - 02/09/12 Re: J. T. Callahan ? [Re: mad_dog]  
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OK I give up. Can someone tell me just what does Mr. Callahan do for or to a rifle?


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#6152774 - 02/09/12 Re: J. T. Callahan ? [Re: velcro]  
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He is the Savage Historian. Letters your Savage for you.

#6152905 - 02/09/12 Re: J. T. Callahan ? [Re: Lightfoot]  
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Provides date the rifle left the factory, who it was shipped to, configuration of the rifle and so on. A letter can verify that the rifle is original or has been changed. Also can increase value if some sort of special Savage. Sometimes a rifle shows up with questionable features, was it done at the factory, was it sent back for features added, etc. A letter sometimes clears those questions up, sometimes not. Tom

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#6153085 - 02/09/12 Re: J. T. Callahan ? [Re: TomA]  
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Thank You


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#6153097 - 02/09/12 Re: J. T. Callahan ? [Re: Longbeardking]  
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LBK, I assume this is a recent move? White pages still shows old address. Has he changed his address on his letter head?

I will change the address in the sticky...just want to make sure it is correct. New address is only about 10 miles north.


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