The firearm I'd like to buy would be a break-action .410 over a .22mag.
Does anyone make such a firearm??
I'd probably pay top dollar for such a gun! Thousands even!!
I'd settle for a 20 ga. over a .22mag.
The Savage Model 42 combo-gun was introduced in 2012, as the successor to the Model 24. The Model 42s barrels are 20 inches long, and the upper barrel fires .22 LR or .22 Magnum, while the lower barrel fires .410 gauge shells
Looking now!! If I find one...I'm buying it! Preferably I'd like the .410 on the top, but I'll take what I can get.
there are some listed on the auction side,,,under $400 right now
@Toolman286 - That's pretty cool!!!
But how does the trigger work? Is it 1, then 2, or what? Or, is it selectable?
I was hoping for double triggers.
Depending on the model, it's either via a selector button on the right side of the receiver or maybe a little lever on the hammer.
How about a .410 double and a .17 HMR? Simply deposit your projected lifetime earnings to have one built for you.
There was also the springfield scout M6 now discontinued still see them once in awhile at gun shows
Chiappa imports various 22lr/shotgun combinations that are vaguely like the M6 Scout.
This is nice!
Needs a little love.
I have one of the older 24's, a silver framed 22mag over 20g. It has been very effective on both turkey and coyotes, It patterns a winchester black box turkey load nice and tight.
1st gun I ever bought myself was a Savage 24 .22mag over a 20ga. (Great Groundhog gun) Traded it off a few years later for a very nice 1952 Win. 94, when I wanted a deer rifle. (Beautifull wood) Still have it. I scratched that itch again a few years back with a Savage 24V (from Selectfire) .30-.30 over a 20ga. (A hard to find combo.) It's quite nice. I have a Simmons Pro Series Diamond reticle shotgun scope on it.
Great guns. You will not regret buying one, IMHO.
*I have discovered over the years that the .22mag over a 20ga is a hard to find combo as well.
Extreme NE TN/W NC ya'll. 😁
Only just the one in a .22 WMR, all the rest are .22 LR, on all of GB.
I put in a bid on it, so I guess we'll see.
ETA - Not complaining, but Kinda bites that they gig ya for shipping (and jack up the weight by 2x), then put a handling fee on top of that...and then gig ya another 3.5% if you want to use plastic. (Gun weighs 6.1 lbs and they say shipping weight is 14 lbs). Oh well.
Note - I was noticing that costs for .410 and .22 WMR ammo is not too awful...unlike about everything else.
Here is a nice one:
Its a 20ga but I would rather have a 20 over a 410 because ammo is much cheaper.
The 42 FCD?
Man do those look different than the 24's. Never saw a 42 until now.
@Sam06 - Hmmmmmm....might have to keep my eye on that one too! That's pretty sweet!
I used to reload 20 ga. so I think I've got a few boxes kicking around from those days. I guess I could break out my other MEC press with the 20 ga. dies in it if push came to shove.
@KenK/84Bravo - Yeah, the one 42. The 24 is only a .22 LR; I'm looking for a .22 WMR.
Yea and a 20 is much easier to reload for than a 410. You can load down a 20 to equal a 410 no problem.
I thought that gun was good looking too. Unfortunately it will probably go for around 500 bucks.
One thing I do when looking for a specific gun is search other places on the site. Sometimes a seller will put the gun in a category where it shouldn't be, like a combo gun in the revolver section.
I Just noticed I have 4 stars now. That should show Ken the standards must be dropping around here😉
@Sam06 - I just did a general search, but what do you even search for with something like this? "Combo gun"?? What?
Yeah Sam06, I like that one !!!
What I had without the silver frame and engraving.
I like that the 42 takes down. That's a nice feature. Not sure if I really "need" that feature, but I don't have any take down guns, so it might be useful for a truck gun or something.
I mainly want this for coyotes, prairie dogs and pheasants / chukkers. There's the place I go hunting in Kansas where, if you go out really early in the morning, you can bag all 4 of those before 8am. Hunt the fence rows and clean up.
@Sam06 - Dang it...Now I may have to put in a bid on that one too!
Where did you find that???
I took it up a ways, and barely got over the bar. Might go a little higher, but there's still 8 days left.
I'd low bid the 42, high bid the 24, if it was me.
@KenK/84Bravo - We'll see. Might not be a bad way to go. Right now I'm neither low nor high on both...still a long time to go yet though. 6 days on the 42 and 8 days on the 24. That's nearly a century for the snipers!
At least I don't have to camp on two at the same time right at the last minute!
ETA - Actually, I'm probably about as high as I'll go on the 42. Much more than that will be going over MSRP.
I was going to by a Savage 42 till I discovered that there is no choke...open choke in it or a screw in available. .410's have Full chokes.
@select-fire - Are you saying there is only a full choke, and that no screw in chokes are available? Didn't understand your post.
The 42 has No choke. Open.. spreader. It wouldn't pattern worth a hoot past 20 yd. Every .410 I have ever owned has a full choke. It also isn't threaded for any other chokes.
@chme - Yeah....no thanks! Although that is one SWEET combo!
I wonder how much cheddar a fella has to lay down for that thing???? I'll bet quite a bit!
I've got an attorney buddy who makes custom large caliber double rifles. Big safari stuff. $50k-$70k per rifle. Shocks me how many of these things he sells too! Last time I talked with him he was telling me they had like a 2 year waiting list...which was basically (2) rifles because it takes him and his partner about a year to make one.
That'd probably be okay for what I'm looking to do with it.
Savage made one in 20ga and 222 rem. I would look hard at that combo. You can reload for both and the 222 can be downloaded and shot with cast bullets if you need less power.
If I was looking for a combo gun to do what you want, I would look hard at a 20/222 rem or a 20/22 Hornet. I am an avid reloader and I would want a gun I can reload for. I am not sure how the crazy world of ammo pricing and hoarding is effecting 22 magnum but the 222 rem and 22 Hornet are both fairly easy to reload for, accurate and not all that popular anymore so componets would be easy to find. Small rifle or pistol primers will work, neither use much powder and both do well with lighter 22 cal bullets.
Plus both are much more accurate than a 22mag and can be loaded to be way more powerful for long shots on a coyote.
I don't know much about the choke on a 20ga combo gun but I would think it would be easy to ream them out for a screw in choke of some type.
That 24B-DL in .22mag over a 20ga is Suhweet!! If I was in a bidding position, that would be mine.
Only .22mag over a 20ga I have seen in a 24 in a long, long time.
I have a real nice Savage, 24 I think, .222 over a 20 gauge 3" chamber. Scarce and expensive.
@KenK/84Bravo - I got outbid on the 42, so I think I'll let that one soak for while and see how I do on the 24.
@Sam06 - Don't see any of those out there. I'm still liking the idea of the .410 / .22WMR. I just need a little more reach than a .22 LR, but I'm not sure if I need a .222's reach. I mean, I could pull out the .223 then, but I'm also looking at a .22-250 which I'm debating on. In the meantime I just want something really light that I can keep handy for a jump gun. Something I'd just keen with me pretty much all the time, which is one of the reasons I like that little 42. I'm still bidding on the 24 though. I'm always getting into critters around here, but the .22 LR just isn't enough. Missed a couple of shots recently, was dead on for windage, but just came up short, right at the bottom of my scope. The .22 LR is a funny beast; it's like it goes out there for a ways and then just drops like a rock. Just runs out of gas I guess.
Personally FCD, I'd be much more drawn to the .22mag over a 20ga 24B-DL.
That is going to be difficult to locate again. (I've been looking for a .22mag over a 20ga) for years. Difficult to find.
That is a Very nice example.
If I could bid just now, I'd be on it.
I'm workin' on it, Ken!
Good stuff FCD.
Pretty sure you can see the difference between the 42 and the 24.
Blued Steel, Wood, quality manufacturing vs. Mass produced. etc.
Loved mine/love mine.
Seriously, I'd be on that if I was in a bidding position just now. That is an extremely nice example.
Some years ago I bought a 24F in 22 Hornet over 20 ga with a modified choke. I figured that would cover most small game. Recently I picked up a mdl 24 in 22lr/410 from a friend's estate, just because.