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savage 24 series M (1961 ) O/U .22/.410 shotgun. This

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savage 24 series M (1961 ?)
O/U .22/.410 shotgun.

This gun hasn't been used much, in very good condition.

What range of values might it have ?

I'm in Central CA.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Firearms
Expert:  Philip Van Cleave replied 6 years ago.
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The Savage Model 24 is a combination shotgun/rifle with an external hammer. It is blued with a walnut stock. They were made from 1950 to 1965 in a variety of styles. The standard configuration was the one you have: .22 rifle and .410 shotgun.

Retail values:

Excellent: $450
Very Good: $375
Good: $275
Fair: $150
Poor: $100

I hope that was helpful.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Thanks for your answer.
The tip of the .22 firing pin appears not to be round.
I don't know if it's damaged or not. It almost looks chipped.
Were they shaped at all ?
What sorts of things most degrade the value of such a rifle ?
Thanks again.
Expert:  Philip Van Cleave replied 6 years ago.

Refinishing a gun or putting non-factory parts on it will degrade the price quite a bit. Collectors like the original finish.

Firing pins are usually somewhat rounded so that they don't puncture the primer when you pull the trigger. Just seems odd to have such a problem with a gun that hasn't been used very much.

If you think that firing pin might be damaged, the best bet is to take it to a local gunsmith and have them check it out for you.