The late 1980's were a rough time for the Savage Arms Company. And the Model 24's produced during this time sure reflect that turmoil.
While I have not encountered an exact duplicate of the configuration you described, sIt wouldn't surprise me if it was factory built.
I've begun referring to the guns produced in the late 80's as 24V/F Transition Models. Mostly because of the mixture of parts of both V and F found together on these guns and that it was the end of the 24V and start of the 24F models.
The 24V/F Transition Type I has V wood furniture, a V receiver, and an F barrel set. Another noticeable feature is the right side receiver engraving is a grouse and not a turkey like all other 24's. The rifle barrel is marked 24V and I have only ever seen .30-30 over 12ga.
The Type II is an F receiver, F barrel set, but wood furniture similar to that found on 24V series D models with serial numbers begining with the letter E. Rifle barrel is marked 24V and only .30-30 over 12ga. has been encountered.
Anthony - If you can will you send me an email so I can see about pictures and we can discuss more exact details of your gun. May make the list as a Type III. odell23(at)hotmail(dot)com
Ok, I picked up a 223/12g with synth stock, factory camo. Heres where my confusion starts: the barrell is stamped 24V, the lower serial num starts F XXXX. The forend attaches with a screw (not the... more
Senty44 - well put! My own homework, local help, a few calls, and of course you guys, all lead me to the same place. It appears the company was in a transition period (1989ish). The 223 bbl was... more
I agree with bigkelly. I'm no authority on them, as I only own older models, and someone like odell23 would surely know better...but from the guns I've known other guys to own, it sounds like you... more
I' have seen that before, and ODell is documenting it in his book. This occured when the F was being initiated. There was new materials, changes in ownership of the company, etc, and there were some... more
To take this discussion to the next logical step, I gotta know... If he dots his "I"s and crosses his "T"s on the identification, can he get a couple of "K" "PDQ"? Or, is he "SOL" and this is just a... more