View Full Version : I was all excited,,, then the let-down happened,,,,,

June 7, 2012, 04:45 PM
This morning I was idly shooting the breeze with a co-worker,,,
I was telling him about a Savage 22/410 I had as a kid.

He said I have one of those,,,
Wanna buy it?

I said how much?,,,
He said $200.00.

He went home and got it at lunch,,,
I just came back from walking to his car,,,
It wasn't one of the vintage Savage guns at all,,,
It was one of those imported Russian Baikal models.

I am bummed.

My Pop gave me one of the Savages when I was a unappreciative whiny little brat,,,
I never liked it because it was "old fashioned" and only a single shot,,,
I never used it much so Pop took it back and later re-sold it.

I've been looking for a nice one for years now,,,
I thought I had finally hit the jackpot,,,
No such luck today. :(



Tim R
June 7, 2012, 07:34 PM
Try www.gunsinternational.com/

I saw a couple there but they are not no $200.00.

June 8, 2012, 08:36 AM
Thanks for that link my friend.

Yeah, it's the price that keeps me from buying one,,,
It's a little high for something that only has nostalgic value.

You can see why I got so excited when he said $200.00,,,
I almost wrote the check before he came back with the rifle.

Oh well,,,
It was fun anyways.



June 8, 2012, 08:48 AM
One like mine? :D

June 8, 2012, 08:53 AM
It's been a long time but I believe that is exactly what I had.

Of course ya know,,,
Now I hafta hate ya just a wee bit. ;)



June 8, 2012, 09:22 AM
I resized pics....I had one of these guns for years and decided to sell it a couple years ago...It was probably 90-95% condition...I found this one a few months later....It was not cheap..but I could not resist....I like the side button models with walnut stock....

Tim R
June 9, 2012, 04:09 AM
Aaron, you are welcome. So far I've been able to not buy something off that web site. But it sure has been tempting.

June 9, 2012, 10:43 PM
Yep Aarond, you're looking for a Savage Model 24. I just recently returned my dad's Model 24 to the family. I was lucky enough to be able to contact the guy he sold it to years ago (he also happens to bet the father of one of my closest friends), when I asked him about the gun he told me he wouldn't take any money for it and it rightfully belonged with me and my family. I've known the guy my whole life practically but I was still floored by his generosity and thanked him profusely. Here's a couple pictures


June 9, 2012, 11:56 PM
Baikal is an excellent arms manufacturer. It might not have the same sentimental value as the savage, but it will be an excellent rifle. Thats a fair price he offered you if its in excellent shape.

June 10, 2012, 10:11 PM
You definitely want the Savage, not knocking the Baikal but if you're trying to replace a Savage, you want another Savage. Great shooters surprisingly enough, mine at 25yds with open sights will cloverleaf 5 shots with bulk .22 ammo. The selector switch is the weak point of the gun and prone to failure from what I understand. Make sure if you find one that the selector isn't broken (parts are available last I knew if needed).


June 11, 2012, 10:52 AM
It's all about nostalgia,,,
And to have a gun from a different era.

When I look back on it now,,,
I certainly was I a spoiled little whiney thing,,,
I had a fine firearm and I snubbed it because it wasn't stylish.

I have actually fired a few of the Baikal rifles,,,
While I wouldn't call them bad rifles,,,
I wasn't very impressed by them,,,
They went bang and that's all.

It's not even that I'm actively looking for a Savage Model 24,,,
It just came up in conversation and I thought I was going to get lucky.

Oh well,,,
Thanks for replying.



June 11, 2012, 11:17 PM
I have a Stevens .22-.410 (basically the same gun.) Belonged to my granddad, then an aunt; had to bid on it at auction after she passed away. It's missing the side selector button and the hammer pull is very stiff, but otherwise decent shape. Paid maybe a bit too much, $375, and after the sale the executor said he'd given it to me if he'd known I wanted it. Oh, well...

June 12, 2012, 11:45 AM
On-the-other hand, when I was growing up, everybody I knew who did any serious shotgunning considered Savage and Stevens to be almost "Sat. Nite Specials", not exactly desirable shotguns.

June 12, 2012, 12:13 PM
I grew up in the mid 50's to late 60's,,,
Back in my day none of us really knew anything,,,
We just parroted what our friends and relatives told us about stuff,,,

The popular rifle in my early adolescence was the Remington Nylon 66.

If you had one of these bad beauties you were leading the pack,,,
Anyone who only had a single-shot was chuckled at,,,
Bolt guns were okay but any semi was better.

My over/under had some cool factor in that I could shotgun something,,,
But the stigma of only having a single-shot was anathema. ;)

I do remember the Christmas that a friend got a brand new 10/22,,,
Those rotary mags were very cool and soon became the envy of our little pack.

Most of our shooting was unsupervised at a local trash dump,,,
We would lay out on flattened cardboard boxes,,,
And slaughter rats by the hundreds.

Then we would shoot the crows who came to scavenge on the rat carcasses.

I did have a Winchester 189? pump in .22 short only,,,
But the magazine rod was missing so it was also just a single-shot,,,
When we would act out scenes from Combat it was hard to imagine I was shooting a Garand.

One thing though,,,
I rarely ran out of ammo. ;)

Now, I prefer single-shots to repeaters,,,
And bolt-guns to semi-auto's,,,
Go figure.



June 12, 2012, 12:54 PM
Aarond; Sometimes you don't know what you got til its gone. I would buy a Revelation bolt 22 that I started shooting with if I could find one for the right price. My friends had autos, including a Nylon 66, but I was by far the best marksman. There are other guns I once had that I wish I could retrieve. Good luck on your quest.

June 12, 2012, 04:14 PM
Aarond..just for reference....These guns..if in good shape are not as cheap as they once were....I sold my old one to a dealer for $300 cash....The new one cost $400.... I have seen even the ones with the selector next to the hammer bring a good price....

June 13, 2012, 05:23 PM
I had one in .222/20gauge.
If it had been in .22 instead of the expensive, and none too easy to find, centerfire, I'd probably still have it.
I couldn't afford to shoot it much, so out it went.
Don't remember exactly how long ago this was, but I sold it for $75!
Oh well.........

Al Den
June 16, 2012, 10:07 AM
My relatively new one is below but in a more potent .22 Mag/20 gauge.
You do know that Savage is reintroducing your combination gun as the modernized 20" Model 42 in their Specialty Series, right?