Posted July 26, 2017 1:57 pm by Comments

By Kristin Alberts

Rimfire-shotgun combos have been in-and-out of vogue for many decades, and while the “old” guns from Savage, Springfield, and Stevens have become more collectors than everyday shooters, companies like Chiappa, EAA, and Baikal have attempted to fill the void.  None is better known, however, than the remake of Savage’s beloved 24, now renamed the Model 42 and available in both standard and takedown versions.
The Takedown and its Uncle Mikes pack, with neatly embroidered Savage logo and a pocket for extra gear. (Photo: Kristin Alberts)
Savage Model 42 Takedown
After going years without producing a popular combo gun since the popular 24, Savage first came back with the new 42, and now for 2016-17, the 42 Takedown.  The break-open combination guns are available with either a .22LR or .22 WMR barrel over a .410 bore shotgun.  The guns wear a black synthetic stock with red line and letter trim and blued metal work with 20-inch carbon steel barrels.  The 42 Takedowns weigh in at a feathery six pounds even, and measure only 35.75 inches overall length. There’s even a takedown-youth model that measures a full inch shorter and a pound and a half lighter, though most youth shooters would do just fine with


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