I have an older Model 24 s/e 22/410 I've had for a long time.
The first two years I lived in Alaska I lived in a little cabin north of Healy. I worked for the railroad in the summer and was laid off in the winter.
I pretty much fed my young family with that gun, snowshoe rabbits and ptarmigan.
If for some reason I had to get rid of all my guns, that would be the last one to go.
Not a glamorous as most guns, but functional, reliable, and I know with it I could always eat.
Don't know about the Savage 42, but if its anything like the 24, its will worth keeping in any gun stable.
CPT USAR Ret
USAMU Sniper School Oct '78
Distinguished Rifle Badge 1071