View Full Version : Stevens Savage Model 24, .22 over .410
August 10, 2010, 22:34
I had a customer come in to work today who has a model 24 he's wanting to sell. He tells me it's a .22/.410 with a Bakelite stock. I can't find any info on the bakelite stock guns. He also tells me a gunsmith he took it to years ago couldn't find a serial number on it. It isn't something my boss will want for the shop, but I told him I'd help him find a value on it for walking around the gunshow later this month. He's a good old guy and I don't want to see him get screwed.
So, what's the deal with the bakelite stock??
August 10, 2010, 23:24
I remember those old .410/.22 over-unders from my youth. A buddy had one which I used a good bit for squirrels etc. It was later stolen, alas. The stock was some kind of plastic (I thought) but was very durable. It was the first plastic stock I had ever seen. Bakelite seems like it would have been very heavy for a stock. That ol gun was put thru the mill and it was nigh indestructable. Whoever stole it, may they find themselves on a hot LZ without a gun!
August 11, 2010, 05:58
I believe the plastic used on those is called Tenite. It is an injection molded plastic and similar to nylon (which it may be - Tenite may be just a trade name). Around here, they sell for $200 plus. The walnut stocked versions bring more than $250 and I am always surprised when I see them sell at the gun auctions. I would always hope one would sell for cheap so I could buy it but it never happens. Then my neighbor comes by and gives me one! It had been restocked in walnut by his father who did an okay job. It'll go behind the back door for the occasional varmint. They are no longer made.
August 11, 2010, 06:05
I still have my Mom's :D
It was, IIRC< the first commercially available "nylon" stock. The patented name for it escapes me ATM. Stevens made several models and gauges with them. Some suffer from shrinkage and some become cracked.
The last really nice one I saw at a show was asking $350 !!!!! :eek: Too rich for my wallet; but it *was* almost LNIB. Back in the early 80's, I was looking at starting a collection of the variants. Shoulda done it, asnow most are scarce as hen's peckers.
I would imagine a fair price would range from $100 to $250, considering condition and market
August 11, 2010, 08:27
The stock are called "Tennite". I sold all my 24's a 2-3 years ago when the market was in a frenzy for them. I liked them a lot, but others offered me much more than I thought they were worth. I got $435 for a wood stocked 22-410 with the side selector. $350 for a 22 mag over 20 ga.
Myself, I'd buy any decent one I could find for under $200.
August 11, 2010, 11:17
Cool, tennite then. I was just guessing from his description. I think he's going to end up wanting more than he can get. I'll do some searches with the correct term and see if I can come up with any recent sale prices.
I grew up with one of these as well. Dad still has it. It's a .22 over 20 guage. Great little squirrel gun. I'd offer to buy this guy's, but at this point I think he would think I was undercutting what it was worth. Plus, I really want one of the .223/12 guage!
August 12, 2010, 11:00
I have a Tenite stock on a Stevens .22 semi-auto and other then being a little ugly it is fine. I have wood on my .22/.410 & .22/20 Ga. and like them both. I would like to have more of them but they have gotten too expensive for my blood. Ain't selling the one I have though, yet.;)
August 16, 2010, 21:07
I have had the Tennite ones, but preferred the wooden ones. Price is about the $200 to $250 range. That seems to be the one most want, but the high dollar ones are the .410 over .410 with the thin double triggers. I think my favorite one I ever had was the .357 magnum over .20 gauge. Covers most Indiana stuff. I think the last ones were black plastic stocked model 24V's, IIRC. They also had plastic trigger guards that broke easily.
August 18, 2010, 11:19
I bought one of the V models, which are the centerfire calibers over 20 ga. The one I got was .30-30 over 20 ga., and I paid about $500 for it, if I remember right. That was about a year ago, and for the previous 2 1/2 years before that, I worked part time in the Gun Library at Cabela's, and ALL of the Savage Model 24's we got in were about that same price range, regardless of caliber. I still can't believe that one of the .22/410 combo guns would sell for that much, but they did. So at least in Idaho, the going rate for a Savage/Stevens Mdl. 24 is around $500, unless it's in REALLY bad shape.
And as far as I know, there never was a .223/12 ga. combination available. Savage imported a really nice European combo gun in .30-06/12 ga., but they never sold very well here, so they stopped doing it after a couple of years. I think Valmet made them for Savage.
If I could get a Model 24 in .22/410 for $100-$250, I'd pounce on it in a heartbeat. The darn things have gotten into almost unbelieveable price ranges up here, and even on Gun Broker the ones I've seen (and I haven't seen them often) have been in the $400-$500 range.
August 18, 2010, 16:29
Originally posted by catmguy445
And as far as I know, there never was a .223/12 ga. combination available.
There was for a while in very recent years, I owned one briefly before PA changed their turkey hunting laws... They had screw in tubes in the 12 ga.
August 19, 2010, 05:22
I found them listed as 12ga/.223 and 12ga/17hmr. I think the 17hmr gun would be nice
August 19, 2010, 12:02
Well, I did say as far as I knew, and obviously, I didn't know about that combo being available in recent years. It's been quite a while since I looked at a Savage product list. Thanks, guys. And it would be a real nice setup. Now if they made a .308 over 12 ga...............................................
August 19, 2010, 14:38
A lot of Pre68 shotguns and 22s did not have serial numbers or you had to disassemble the gun to find it. It is only illegal if it had a serial number that was defaced or removed. The old Mossberg 22 I had that wore out and was given to an aspiring smith to play with did not have one. I also had a single barrel shotgun made during the 30s with no serial number.
A square 10
September 09, 2010, 21:09
i had a 223/20ga , it had been shot a lot and needed tightening by the gun smith but he figured it would hold for another 20 years
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