Please help me find information about this Older Save Rifle

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by BigRedDog, May 25, 2008.

  1. My grandfather recently passed down an excellent condition rifle into my hands, however he had no information about it. I've searched up and down the internet trying to find a possible match, but have only come close a few times.

    This is what it says on the barrel:

    Savage Arms Corporation
    SPRINGFIELD Westfield, MASS U.S.A. Model 840
    Proof Tested-Cal .222 REM

    I'll try to put up a picture as soon as possible

    Thanks!
     
  2. samuel

    samuel G&G Newbie

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    Are you sure that isnt M340? sam.
     

  3. I double checked again...I'm positive it says M840..
     
  4. Mooseman684

    Mooseman684 G&G Newbie

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    While they are marked M840 , They are a Model 340 But was changed to 840 late in production...
    They sell for around 150 to 200 dollars In 80% to 98% shape !
    Rich
     
  5. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    Good little rifles, but built to be an economy alternative to the full-size M110/M112 series. Needs a special side-mount scope mounting, and is difficult to reload for heavy bullets due to the short magazine. Makes a great little varminter using the light 110 grain bullets though!
     
  6. Thanks guys for the help! That really helped a lot. And yeah actually it came with that special side-mount scope already with it. I think I'll clean and lube it and give it a shot.

    thanks again
     
  7. SwedeSteve

    SwedeSteve Freedom Zealot Forum Contributor

    My first deer rifle was a .222! Man I wish I had that rifle now!