NRA Gun of the Week: Savage Model 42 Takedown Rifle/Shotgun

Savage Arms brought out the Model 42, a gun that, like the Model 24, combines the utility of .22 –cal. rifle and .410-bore shotgun, but with a composite stock and fore-end at an economical price. For 2016 the company extended that line to include a takedown model. The Model 42 Takedown breaks down much like a typical over-under shotgun, with two halves that separate at the breech, making for a smaller footprint and fitting into an Uncle Mike’s Go Bag (included with purchase). This is a feature that appeals to backpackers, hunters and the preparedness set. To learn more, watch this week's "NRA Gun of the Week" video hosted by American Rifleman's Christopher Olsen, and visit savagearms.com.

Manufacturer: Savage Arms
Model: 42 Takedown
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle/.410 bore
Action: break-action, single-shot rifle and shotgun
Receiver: steel
Barrels: steel; 20”; rifled over barrel, smoothbore under barrel
Finish: matte
Weight: 6 lbs., 2 ozs.
Stock: synthetic
MSRP: $500

Additional reading:

Savage Arms Introduces Model 42 Takedown Series
Takedown Rifles: 5 Reasons to Divide and Conquer
9 More Field-Tested Trunk Guns

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