THE SAVAGE 22 BOLT ACTION
Well folks I am going to tell a little about the "Big" little gun, as I haven't seen any thing about it for a long time now.
When the new Savage 1919 .22 repeater first came out the first thing I did was to buy myself one as I had a vacant space on my gun rack.
After using this gun long enough to find out all its bad and good points I came to the conclusion that the gun was all right for target work, but was a little too clumsy for quick snap-shooting in the field, or in plainer words the stock was not suited for hunting, so I sent the gun to a well known gunsmith and remodeler and had him put a sporting stock on it. This stock has a full pistol grip, rifle butt-plate, and the wood goes only half way up the barrel. I can't describe it any other way, except that it is just the same as the Savage 1920, .250-3000 bolt-action rifle.
After I had it re-stocked I took off the factory sights, and put on a Lyman Peep Sight No. 1A, and a Gold-bead-spark-point on front. These two sights go fine together, in fact I can shoot later in the evening, and earlier in the morning than I could with any gun I ever had.
Before I had the gun re-stocked it weighed six pounds, 13 ounces, and now it weighs just six pounds even, which is just right to carry all day. The stock I now have on the rifle has one of the best oil finishes I have ever seen on a .22. Well I guess I have told about all that I know about my rifle at the present, and one more thing that I can say is that it is the best working, best looking, and the best all around .22 I know of, and I sure think some of you gun-cranks ought to try it.
A. S. Peck,
Hunter-Trader-Trapper. October: 1921,
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