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Savage 220 Single Shot Hammerless Shotguns / 220 Slug Barrel on EBay
« Last post by Garnett on September 30, 2019, 01:26:55 PM »
372786374300 Ebay number.   This is a rare barrel.  Numrich sold them at $125 plus shipping.  Since they were sold out when I discovered them, I checked the internet daily until finally I found mine on Ebay.  I think I paid $150 plus shipping.  I have an article on this barrel in my book.  While I do not believe that Savage Arms made it, it is an excellent quality barrel, and could have been made by Savage.  It is unmarked other than a "20" in a circle.  This "20" could denote the gauge or.... I have some Savage Model 219/220's in my collection with this same mark.  Who knows?  It did fit the first action I tried it on.  It locks up tight and looks good.  I have not shot it.  This is only the 2nd one of these barrels I have seen.
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General Discussion / Re: Tenite stock on a 219/220?
« Last post by Garnett on September 25, 2019, 01:46:07 PM »
I was surfing the net last night and saw a picture, only, of a M219 in .30-30, with a Tenite stock and forearm.  No details, so don't know if original or not.  However, in doing research for my book, I have found several options on the rifle and shotgun M219/220 that ARE NOT listed in the catalogs, but appear to be factory original.  So....???
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General Discussion / Re: Savage 101 Single Shot Western Style Pistol
« Last post by Garnett on September 22, 2019, 09:54:04 PM »
Work on the book is going very well.  I have completed it with the exception of the final chapter on the accuracy of this pistol.    This chapter will show targets at 25 yards with .22 long rifle, .22 long, and .22 short in standard velocity and .22 shot cartridges at about 6 feet.  That is about as close as I would want to get to a snake! :)  Again, if you have any information that may be of interest to others that I can use in the book, please contact me. 
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Savage 220 Single Shot Hammerless Shotguns / Re: Trap Model
« Last post by Garnett on September 12, 2019, 09:14:13 PM »
I was lucky enough to find an un-numbered trap style forearm.  It fits perfect! I feel lucky in finding one.  It matches the stock color perfectly.
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Buy, Sell, Wanted, and Trade... / WTS: Savage 219B rifle relined to .25-20 WCF
« Last post by Mike Armstrong on September 12, 2019, 10:46:04 AM »
I have an excellent condition 219B that was originally a .22 Hornet and was rechambered to an inappropriately high pressure .22 centerfire cartridge based on the .30-30 case, probably a wildcat.  I had an Indiana gunsmith reline it to .25-20 partly because the wildcat chamber was too large in diameter to fit any available .22 Hornet liner, partly because I have long enjoyed the .25-20 in 219s and other rifles.  I am parting with this rifle because I hunt with all my rifles and California has now mandated non-lead bullets for all hunting.  It is very unlikely that appropriate non-lead bullets will ever be manufactured for the .25-20, so I am reluctantly selling mine, except for a Win '92 that was a gift from my grandfather.

This gun is in excellent condition for shooting, but is not a collector's item because of alterations, including the relined barrel.  It has a sound but refinished and slightly reshaped walnut stock and forend, added sling swivels,  a Williams "Shorty" ramp front sight, and the rear sight has been removed and replaced by a Williams dovetail slot filler, which of course could be removed.

Condition is excellent mechanically with about 75% of the case coloring on the receiver and most of the bluing on the barrel.  Strong ejection! The trigger guard has the usual nicks in the black enamel from carrying.

Barrel is the original 26" length with a full liner in the right dimensions for the .25-20 (.257 bore and 1/14" twist), and of course the bore is in new condition.  Rifle comes with a set of unused  Redfield "dovetail low ring" 1" scope rings that mount on the factory dovetail on the formerly .22 Hornet barrel.

Of course this rifle can be fitted with any 219B or later shotgun or rifle barrel.  I will include the .30-30 extractor that was fitted to the wildcat chamber, and a spare firing pin.

I want $350 firm for this rifle including shipping to an FFL. either C&R or O1, in the lower forty.  The FFL will need to be someone who will accept a C&R firearm shipped from an individual.  I can't post pictures on this forum but will try to send some to your email (also can't text pix) if you will email or PM me your email address.  I can also give you the names of the barrel liner maker and the gunsmith who installed the liner and the .25-20 extractor.

Also have 150 rounds of factory .25-20 ctgs. in excellent condition in the factory boxes that I want $100 for (total for all three boxes), including shipping to CONUS Zip codes.  These are increasingly hard to find and will provide a great source for handloading cases once you have shot 'em up.  First refusal to whoever buys this rifle but they have to be shipped separately.  If someone buys the rifle and doesn't get the ammo, I'll open them up to anyone who needs .25-20 shells.

Thanks for reading my post!

Mike Armstrong
email mikearmstrong3030@gmail.com
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Savage 219 Single Shot Rifles / Re: What happened to mkd123..........................
« Last post by Garnett on September 10, 2019, 08:55:06 PM »
Mark, It has been a long time.  Are you still working on DST for a 219?
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Buy, Sell, Wanted, and Trade... / Re: WANTED: M219B or C.....Any Caliber
« Last post by Mike Armstrong on September 04, 2019, 02:40:16 PM »
Garnett, if your friend might be interested in a 219B that has recently been relined to .2520WCF, I'm going to sell mine, plus 150 rdounds of factory ammo.  He could contact me by PM on the website or by email to mikearmstrong3030@gmail.com.  Needless to say, this one is "altered."

Mike Armstrong
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Buy, Sell, Wanted, and Trade... / WANTED: M219B or C.....Any Caliber
« Last post by Garnett on August 30, 2019, 05:19:26 PM »
A close friend wants a M219 B or C suffix for shooting.  .30-30 or .22 Hornet will be fine.  Good condition or better, but unaltered.  If you have one, please send pictures and price.  He will make arrangements for shipping to a local FFL holder.  I believe he has done so much work on my guns that he wants one for himself.  I don't have one to sell as all mine are different in some way.  In all the years I have been collecting these guns, I have only found six for sale in this area.  Thanks for any help.  Best wishes, Garnett
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Savage 219 Single Shot Rifles / Re: Savage 219 Line Throwing Gun
« Last post by Garnett on August 29, 2019, 08:24:01 PM »
The letter is in the mail.  I hope to get some good information, but you never know.  Instead of buying direct from Savage, this LAL's gun shop may have purchased from a local hardware store.  However, the job is so professional, they may have done more than one and hopefully purchased several guns at one time from Savage.
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Savage 219 Single Shot Rifles / Re: Savage 219 Line Throwing Gun
« Last post by CDSUSMC on August 25, 2019, 11:14:30 AM »
 Now that's something you don't see everyday! How unusual, please let us know  what Savage has to say. Thank for the photo.
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