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General Discussion / Re: Mr. Single Shot's Book of Rifle Plans
« Last post by Mike Armstrong on June 19, 2017, 10:41:45 PM »
Garnett, one of de Haas' other books, I think it's called "Mr. Single Shot's Book of Gunsmithing Projects" or something like that, has fairly detailed instructions on how to "improve" the 219 and the Harrington and Richardson hammer single shot rifles.  I once had a copy but loaned it to someone.... 

As I recall, most of his suggestions were pretty obvious for the 219 (some, like how to replace the firing pin--very useful) and some of them I wouldn't recommend like rechambering a .25-20 to the wildcat 255 Dean or a .22 Hornet to other small .22 CFs like the Mashburn Bee.  Why cut up a perfectly useful rifle to get a few more fps and make yourself case forming hassles?  Never made sense to me, even when 219s were common and cheap.  He talks in the book like he actually had or at least worked on, a 219 in .32-20.  Maybe it was the only one!

I had some correspondence with Mr. de Haas when I was a kid and still keep those letters.   He was a very blunt and yet very decent and kind man.  If you asked a question, you sure got an answer!
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General Discussion / Re: Mr. Single Shot's Book of Rifle Plans
« Last post by Garnett on June 19, 2017, 09:34:32 PM »
I have always been "A day late and a dollar short", and owe the readers of my forum an apology.  Soon after these original posts in January of 2016, I ordered the book from Brownell's.  When it arrived, I checked the "Table of Contents" for "Savage 219 Single Shot Rifle" and found no listing as such, and put the book in my book case and it has sat there unread until today.  I noticed that a reader had looked at that old post.  For some reason, I pulled the book off the shelf and looked again at the "Contents" section.  I had missed the fine print on the Chapter 11 listing, "Gunsmithing Ideas For Two Break-Opens".  The fine print lists several things that can be done to improve the M219 Savage rifle, including trigger pull, and restyling, among others.
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Buy, Sell, Wanted, and Trade... / Re: Early model 219/220 parts
« Last post by summitww on June 18, 2017, 01:53:27 PM »
Sorry, I haven't been on here in awhile.  I don't have forearm parts:(
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Savage 220 Single Shot Hammerless Shotguns / Re: Is this a 220 barrel?
« Last post by jaegerjp on June 15, 2017, 09:25:01 PM »
I have two .410 barrels - one is off a 220B, and the other from a 220A.  Neither one have the name Savage on the barrel.  Both have this mark on the side:

                                                                                   Selected Forged Steel
                                                                                 Proof Tested .410 Guage
                                                                                    -- 3 Inch Chamber--



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Savage 219 Single Shot Rifles / Re: 219 barrel screws?????
« Last post by Garnett on June 15, 2017, 01:36:40 PM »
Got the weaver base and it does fit the pattern but........ the screws are too small?????
My screw holes look like they are 8/32's not 6's????  I think I have some somewhere.
SB
    I ordered this new base from EBay and just got around to trying to install it today.  Just as with you, the 4 screws (only two needed) are too small for the factory drilled holes.  It is the Weaver Type "N" mount.  Number N5. The correct size screw is a 10/32 with a large head.  The holes in the base had to be drilled out to this size.   Also, the base leans very slightly to the left of center and should be slightly bent to the right if used to mount a scope.










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Savage 219 Single Shot Rifles / Re: 219 barrel screws?????
« Last post by Garnett on June 15, 2017, 08:28:35 AM »
Please keep us posted.
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Savage 219 Single Shot Rifles / Re: 219 barrel screws?????
« Last post by savagebrother on June 14, 2017, 10:47:14 PM »
Got the weaver base and it does fit the pattern but........ the screws are too small?????
My screw holes look like they are 8/32's not 6's????  I think I have some somewhere.
SB
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Savage 220 Single Shot Hammerless Shotguns / Re: Is this a 220 barrel?
« Last post by Garnett on June 13, 2017, 04:33:39 PM »
Mike, I looked at my .410 M220 and the barrel is only marked on the left side, just like the one you describe.  The "SP" in an oval, is for Savage Proofed.  Does a forearm come   with it?  Please let us know if you have a problem fitting the barrel to your action. 
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Savage 220 Single Shot Hammerless Shotguns / Is this a 220 barrel?
« Last post by Mike Armstrong on June 13, 2017, 09:56:52 AM »
I was offered a .410 barrel to fit to a 219 that I'm trying to resurrect.  It's 26" apparently full choke but has no Savage markings, only

                                                                                  Selected Forged Steel
                                                                                 Proof Tested .410 Guage
                                                                                    -- 3 Inch Chamber--

on the barrel side near the chamber.  It also has a "WM" on the underside of the barrel near the chamber and an "SP" in an oval on the barrel lug.
No factory of manufacture nor Savage name.  The guy selling this knows his 219s and 220s and says it fitted on an action he has, and locked up.

Is this perhaps a Stevens 94 barrel?  I've never seen a 219 or 220 barrel without at least the Savage name,  model number, and factory of manufacture.  Has anybody else?  I'll try to get more details once I receive the gun that I may try to fit this on.   The seller, like me, has trouble posting pics....
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Savage 219 Single Shot Rifles / Re: 219 barrel screws?????
« Last post by Garnett on June 06, 2017, 09:30:31 PM »
You are most welcome.  Please send pictures of your best grouped target to share with us.  Best wishes, Garnett
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