Savage 219 and 220 Single Shot Rifles & Shotguns

Savage Single Shot Firearms => Hi! My Name is... => Topic started by: hovercat on January 01, 2019, 12:03:16 PM

Title: Happy New Year!
Post by: hovercat on January 01, 2019, 12:03:16 PM
Having picked up a Utica 219 in 30/30 recently I thought I should find out a bit about it.  Thank you for the forum.
DFW area, and it has already taken a spike this season, quite a feat from public land in TX.  I have already purchased a 16GA barrel and forearm from Ebay that will be going to the gunsmith this spring for needed fitting.  Really like the guns!
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: Garnett on January 01, 2019, 05:39:13 PM
Before you pay a gunsmith to "fit" your new barrel and forearm, try installing them yourself.  There is a possibility that the new barrel and forearm will drop right in place.  I have had the good experience at least on 3 occasions.  However,  I have had to try a new barrel or 4 or 5 of my actions before I found one it would actually fit without any work being done to it.  You might get lucky.  Please keep us informed how it works out.  Best wishes for a Happy New Year!