Thread: Savage Model 79
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Old December 22, 2012, 11:17 AM   #2
PetahW
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IIRC, they were made in the late 1970's and were part/parcel of the Savage/Stevens family of (same) slide-action/pump shotguns with various model numbers, like M-30, M-67, M-79, and others, depending upon what the decision-makers at the factory felt like doing with a particular run, and what gauge the gun was being produced in.

The "family" of pumpguns was, of course, popular - since Savage most likely made them in the millions - but nobody knows for sure exactly how many.

The reason they were so will-nilly, is that Savage/Stevens has long had a history of concealing their actual production numbers, and (ergo) profits from everybody outside the company (including the US Gov't, tax dept's, etc) - why (generally) SN records are unavailable from the factory.

This ought to be technical enough for you: http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Manufact...3/79-41388.htm






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