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General Discussion / Re: Book with Savage 340 info?
« on: April 29, 2019, 03:17:16 PM »
Does anyone have a copy of this book:
Savage & Stevens Arms: Collector's History, 5th Edition
Author is Jay Kimmel.

I am wondering if it is worth buying and especially if it has any info on the 340 and it's variations.

General Discussion / Book with Savage 340 info?
« on: April 16, 2019, 06:57:58 PM »
I've long had an interest in the ugly duckling model 340's and their variations.  Surely there are some books out there with info on these!  Does anyone know of books about the 340 or that have info on it?  I'd like to know dates made, number produced, calibers, other models such as Western Field Montgomery Wards, etc.

General Discussion / Re: Stock clean ?
« on: August 11, 2018, 08:27:01 AM »
I do know that WD40 will build up a varnish like substance on guns if it is allowed to stay there for a while.  Then people use more WD40 to dissolve that varnish and the cycle continues.  it IS a water-displacing oil however but not a lubricant for long term storage.  Probably would make a good cleaner too!

Savage 219 Single Shot Rifles / Rough 219 .30-30
« on: July 11, 2018, 01:24:26 PM »
The barrel is Utica on a Chicopee frame, looks pretty rough and the forearm is loose... but I know how to fix some of those problems now! :)  I threw out a bid but someone else also is interested.  I hope it isn't anyone here!


Savage 220 Single Shot Hammerless Shotguns / Re: check this out
« on: July 11, 2018, 01:17:42 PM »
LOL!  Glad you removed the temptation from me, I've already exercised the credit card too much this month.. A Enfield No 4 Mk 1, a Mossberg 46B and  a Savage 1919 NRA.  How does it look?


Savage 219 Single Shot Rifles / Re: Loose forearm on 219
« on: July 11, 2018, 01:13:44 PM »
Cleetus, thanks again for a brilliant suggestion!  I added a shim cut from a cottage cheese container behind the metal at thew end of the forearm and it removed all the play!  And I think it looks good as well!  So glad there are smart people in the world that don't mind sharing!
  I was all set to try to add steel shims to the barrel lug, silver solder, etc and you saved me a ton of work!


Savage 219 Single Shot Rifles / Re: Loose forearm on 219
« on: July 01, 2018, 05:22:09 PM »
Cleytus, thanks a bunch for that suggestion!  Darned easy to try and just might solve the problem... let you guys know in a couple of days.

Savage 219 Single Shot Rifles / Re: Loose forearm on 219
« on: July 01, 2018, 04:03:26 PM »
Garnett, thanks for the quick reply and the research!  I did a rather poor job of describing where the atrocity took place, didn't have the gun in front of me and went from memory, always a bad idea!
  The grinding was on the fore-end lug on the barrel, I don't "think" there were any modification to the forearm but I'll try to use a different one and see if there is a difference.  There are obvious grinding marks the entire bend of the forearm lug.

I am still having a problem understanding what part has been modified.  Please look at Ebay 292601472445  and let me know if this is the part that has been modified.  If it is, it is an easy replacement.  If the barrel lug itself, in the curve that fits on the pivot pin in the frame, has been modified, then I don't know of any solution but to either silver solder a shim and dress it to fit.  I hope this is not the problem.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Savage 219 Single Shot Rifles / Loose forearm on 219
« on: July 01, 2018, 01:48:10 PM »
I have a 219 in .30-30 that the previous owner must have thought was too difficult to get the forearms on and off so he grown away at the semi-circular lug where the spring latch arm engages.  The result is a forearm that has about 1/2" pf play and comes off way to easily.  I am thinking silver soldering some steel or brass shim stock back on the lug would restore some of the tightness I am looking for but I'll confess that I really don't understand the mechanics of the forearm latch mechanism.  Any advice?

Just spent a highly pleasurable hour or so looking over the new book by Mr. Stancil on our loved Savage 219's and 220's.  I highly recommend that if you have an interest in these single shots, you should have this book.  It goes much deeper into the internal design changes over the years with many detailed photos.  For the brave and adventurous of us, there is a detailed disassemble procedure listed as well. 

Now that seems unfair for those guys to have two .32-30's!  They should share their wealth!  :)

Buy, Sell, Wanted, and Trade... / WTB: 219's and small gauge 220's
« on: June 12, 2018, 12:26:44 PM »
OK guys, I'm fighting a recently re-awakened Savage Fever and looking for something to feed the fever!  Now I'll bet some of you long-term collectors have duplicates and extras that you've been thinking of moving to a new home, now might be your time!  I'd especially like a nice .410 or that unloved 16 ga or how about a .22 Hornet, even a .22 K Hornet!
 So if you have been thinking about "someday", now might be the time to tempt me with your spares! 

Hi! My Name is... / I guess I missed introducing myself
« on: June 11, 2018, 12:34:26 PM »
Hi guys, I'm the newest competitor to those good Savage 219's and 220's on Gunbroker et all!  I've been registered here a good while but apparently missed an introduction.  I'm a retired army gun and civil service (Dept of the Army) now spending most of my time in Palm Beach county FL but also a couple of months in central North Carolina.
  I collect mostly C&R military arms but have long had an admiration for the Savage single shots.  I once had a 219 with .30-30 and .22 H barrels but it got away from me. 
  I also compete in Glock GSSF outdoor and indoor matches in my area.  While in the army, I spent a couple of years on rifle teams, imagine being paid to shoot!  I still occasionally complete in Civilian Marksmanship matches with M-1 Garand, Carbine and 1903 Springfield but the targets are harder and harder to distinguish with these 75 year old eyes.
  Too bad in one way there isn't a lot of activity on this forum but then again, fewer competitors on Gunbroker and others! :)

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