Savage Sporter 22 with Custom stock from the 1930's--refunished/recheckered by a Griffin & Howe out-source stockmaker
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Category: Savage Rifles - Custom Rifles
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Seller: James Birch
Member Since: 6/17/18
First Name: James
Last Name: Birch
Country: United States
Phone: (440) 997-0428
Number of Active Listings: 9
Total Number of Listings: 10
Seller: Private Seller
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: US Postal Mondey Order, Certified Bank Check
This little Savage Sporter was custom stocked at some point years ago. On their plain guns, Savage used metal buttplates. This one has the Savage "SVG" logo on it's hard rubber buttplate. On any of the deluxe Model 99's, and the ones that were factory engraved, Savage used the hard rubber buttplates as well. This is not a factory Savage stock. It is shaped similarly, but noticably different in the comb area, pistol grip, and the Schnanbel forearm. It has a black rubber pistol grip cap. I do not believe it is a factory stocked gun--and I could be wrong--but I feel it was stocked by someone who procured the Savage butt plate and grip cap and put them on the gun.
When I got the gun the stock was badly scratched, and the finish was much worn as well. My stockmaker told be that after stripping the old finish off, that it was possibly one of the darkest pieces of walnut that he had ever encountered (and he is in his 70's). I had him refinish the stock completely, and recut the checkering pattern as well.
The rear sight is a little bent (see picture). The bottom metal (trigger guard)has some corrosion--this would not be a hard fix--but have have left the metal exaclty as it was. The gun has its original clip.
Price: $799 plus shipping
Serial Number: 76861