Sunday, August 12, 2012

My thirst for combination guns remains unslaked

For a while now, I've been wanting a break-action combination gun.

It seems like it would be a neat utility piece for hikes and small game hunting. One in .22WMR and 12ga would be very utilitous, and cause many a Sir to grunt and murmur approval through his pipe, but a .22lr and .410 just seems like an inordinate amount of fun to me.

Unfortunately, the Invisible Market Force Committee has decided that combination guns are SO fifty years ago, and no one makes them anymore aside from Springfield's ZOMG PLANE CRASH rifle, which lacks Classical Style and, for that matter, pretty much all other style.

I had been keeping an eye out for the best entry in the category, which was the Savage Model 24.

Clicky to unleash the awesome

So when I heard Savage was releasing a new combination gun with the model designation 42 (see what they did there?), I was excited for the chance to pick up a combination gun that wasn't older than I was.

So I looked for pictures, and found...

Clicky to unleash the... something...


1 comment:

David H. said...

That's a nifty looking rifle. If I hadn't stumbled into an almost new Scout M6 (in .22 Hornet and .410) a couple of years ago, I would be very, very tempted.

It isn't clear from their marketing page, but I wonder if it breaks into two pieces like the M6.