savage sporter 25 20

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by ear6, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. ear6

    ear6 New Member

    Feb 12, 2012
    i am trying to find out the year od manufacture for my fathers savage sporter in 25 20 serial number 99396.
    it is believed to have been purchased in 1930
    there is some reloading gear also
    any information on this would be appreciated
    85 gram projectiles with 4 grooves any idea what brand of mould??
    100 improved dominion primers made in canada
    a powder measure with '20 for black power' on the handle
    the measure is made of brass
    an ideal?? decapping pin/neck sizer (it looks like one from photos i have seen)
    5 savage brass
    what type of ideal loader would have been used in this era???
  2. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    Without pictures or a model number no one can tell you much. The date of manufacture probably can't be determined; as far as I know, there is no list of serial numbers by date as there is for some makers.


  3. ear6

    ear6 New Member

    Feb 12, 2012
    hi jim
    a model 23b is 25 20 i believe?? also 23a was a 22lr 23c was a 32 20
    barrel and reciever are one piece
    bolt action 5 shot magazine
    schnabel fore end
    metal butplate stamped with savage arms corp
    i believe they started making them in 1923
  4. steve99f

    steve99f New Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Eastern PA

    Your Model 23B wasn't listed in the Savage 1942 Catalogue, the C and D were. So your rifle was made sometime between 1923 and the start of the war for the US. I don't think you'll tie the DOM down any closer. No published SN logs. You can try getting a letter from the Savage Historian John Callahan. It costs about $30.00. he'll need the serial number and Model #.
  5. ear6

    ear6 New Member

    Feb 12, 2012
    hi steve
    thanks for the info
    regards evan
  6. flintlock

    flintlock Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2007
    Upstate NY
    John Callahan is the fellow to contact. Savage will give you his number. ear6 only missed one, the 23D was a .22 Hornet.
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