Model 40 vs 45 specs and history ?'s

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Shinglekill, Mar 18, 2002.

  1. Shinglekill

    Shinglekill Guest

    I'm trying to find out the history of a particular rifle.

    I was told it was a Model 40 but someone suggested it might be a model 45 (the upgrade).

    This rifle is in 300 Savage and has "Super Sporter" 24" barrel, 4-shot clip magazine, serrated metal buttplate, sling swivel bases and open sights. The stock is plain/smooth, no checkering. It also does NOT have a schnoble forearm.

    Can anyone assist me as to wether this rifle is in original condition? Or has someone put a new stock on it.

    Date of manufacture?

    Serial #140XX

    Also, I prefer the new format, it resembles most of the other gun forums I use.
    I'm a proud owner of 6 Savages, 4-99's and a modern 110, and now this one.

    One of these days I'll buy copies of Savage & Stevens Arms, Collector's History,by Jay Kimmel.
    And Savage & Stevens Arms & History, by Bill West.
    Until then, I hope someone here can help me.
  2. Rick....

    Rick.... Guest

    Disregard the message at the other location. The 40/45 was made from 1928 to around 1940. The Blue book shows about 22,000 total production. That wold put yours around 1936+or-. Looking in the catalogs , I don't see a stock that did not have the Schnable end. Plain versions were 40's while checkered versions with upgrade sights were 45's.


  3. lray114

    lray114 Guest

    I have a model 40 in 30-06. I had Savage's historian
    (J T Callahan) pull the records on mine. He provided a detailed amount of information on my specific rifle. Granted, it cost me $20, but it was worth it.