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Ryder

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My 219/220 Utility combo
« on: July 07, 2024, 03:59:22 AM »
Hello all. I mentioned this 219/220 rifle/shotgun combo in the introduction forum. My father purchased this set as a factory set about 1939-1941. It's a 30-30 with 20 GA barrel. Separate fore ends.  I was given it at age 12, about 1963. I hunted with it for several years before going mostly to other guns. I did bag a fair amount of small game with the 20 GA. I used the 30-30 for some deer hunting, but I don't recall bagging a deer with that rifle. Decades later I gave back to my dad to do some nostalgia hunting, until his eyesight was failing in his 80's. After having it back for some years I plan to do a good bit of range shooting with it. I used to have another 30-30 219 with a 16 GA barrel. I never got around to firing that piece and no longer have. I think that one was a 219B.

This one is an early striker fired Utica marked Savage. The 219 receiver and both fore ends have matching assembly numbers of 107. The 20 GA barrel isn't marked with choke. I was told it was a full choke and that seems to be correct.

After I get a good barrel cleaning one and shoot it, I'll try to report back. I just bought one box of the Hornady Lever-lution pointed 30-30 to go along with some other traditional 30-30 ammo. Not sure how that boattail bullet will work.

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Garnett

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Re: My 219/220 Utility combo
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2024, 12:55:16 PM »
Thanks for sharing your "Utility" set with us.  If you will post the shotgun barrel length, I can give you the actual factory number designation for the set.  As to the choke, I have not found choke identifying marks on any of the guns I have researched.  Also, I have found no choke designations other than "Full" in the catalogs.  I had 3 Utility sets, 333 was the highest number of my 3.  These sets are rare.  Let me caution buyers who find the 219 rifles with an extra shotgun barrel, especially without a shotgun forearm, for sale, and listed as original "Utility" sets.  The assembly numbers must match on all 5 pieces.  Thanks again for sharing.  You have a very hard to find set.

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Re: My 219/220 Utility combo
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2024, 03:16:55 PM »
Nice to see guns that have been looked after for so many years.

Ryder

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Re: My 219/220 Utility combo
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2024, 09:42:59 PM »
Thank you for the info, Garnett. I measured the 20 Ga barrel tonight and it is 28 inch length. It would be interesting to know the Savage model no. for the combo.

Good to know that it is very likely choked Full. I don't know that about the 220, but on other pre-war shotguns I measured years ago, sometimes their idea of Full was more like extra-Full.

Garnett

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Re: My 219/220 Utility combo
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2024, 11:09:20 PM »
The factory number for your set is 223.  I hope this helps.

Ryder

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Re: My 219/220 Utility combo
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2024, 01:13:52 AM »
The factory number for your set is 223.  I hope this helps.

Thank you!