Savage Industries Manufacture date
I don't know if anyone here has a resource they can help me with or not.
I have a Savage Model 110 E rifle that came in on a case I'm working... the barrel is stamped Savage Industries Inc. instead of Savage Arms.
The serial number is E691XXX.
Does anyone have an idea if I can find out when this rifle was made. I called Savage Arms and they informed me they don't have records prior to 1995 and that their plant did not manufacture this model rifle so they suggested I write a firearm historian they have contact information for.
Also, for you gunsmiths out there... have you ever seen a Savage that the sear has been obviously filed on from the factory? I only have one model 110 in our reference collection and the sear has no obvious machining marks at all and looks to be just like it came out of a cast.
Thanks for your help.
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