Stevens Model .22 .410 combo gun

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Zach @ The Next Chapter writes about a Stevens .22 / .410 combo gun, with Tenite (plastic) stock, that he found at a gun store recently …

When I saw this old gun on the store rack, a somewhat silly sentiment told me that I had to have it in order to complete a connection to my past. When I was young, I used to sneak Dad’s old combo gun out so I could go hunting in the local woods. I know that my older brother will also get a kick out of seeing this gun; he too speaks fondly of “Dad’s old .410.”




Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


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  • justin

    Hell I think my old man has one of those in the back of the safe. Last time I fired it I found that the extractor for the 22 had fallen out and got lost. Nothing like a .22 whistle next to your head.

    But now that I look closer at the picture, I think that the gun my family has is different. I think that it had a thumb breakdown lever and had a hammer within a hammer for each individual barrel. pull the small hammer for the .22 and pull back both for the .410.

  • Veeshir

    I got my dad’s .22/.410. I love that gun.
    It’s a Savage with a wood stock, he got it when he was 14 or so and used it until he stopped hunting squirrels in his 60s.

  • Mr Gusto

    I had a Savage .22/20gauge similar to this when I was growing up in Wisconsin. The reason I got it was when I would hunt squirrels with my .22 all I’d see were pheasants. When I’d hunt pheasants with my shotgun, all I’d see were squirrels. After I got my Savage .22/20gauge I’d see nothing!

  • armed_partisan

    I got one of those! Actually, it’s a Savage Model 24C as he described in the article, with the later style hammer and selector. It’s on from the mid 70’s, and it has a wood stock, which is ironically not as pretty as that Tenite stock, even though it’s in very good shape. Like new when I got it. I found it in a local pawn shop in beautiful shape for $170, and I couldn’t resist. I’d never heard of such a thing before, but I bought it on the spot.

    The 24C or “Camper” model is a take-down model that has 20″ barrels (mine’s a .22LR over 20 Gauge) and a nifty storage place in the buttstock, which will hold 14 .22LRs and one extra round of 20 gauge (in which I store a 6″ 20gauge to .357 Sub-Caliber adapter). I store it in my car (in a waterproof case) as my ultimate survival gun, but I’d like to get it electroless nickel plated so it will be corrosion resistant, even thought the metal is also in very good shape.

    It is very difficult to shoot the .22 barrel accurately due to the drop comb of the stock, and shooting 20 gauge slugs out of mine is BRUTAL, but it is a super handy dandy little piece.

  • KPete

    I’ve still got my savage .22/410 combo and it’s still one of my faves. It’s my primary oppossum and rabbit popper and one of the best firearm purchases I think I’ve ever made.

  • Robert

    I used one of those to hunt rabbits when I was a kid, except it had a wood stock. It wasn’t really good for much else; it’s not at all easy to use for bird hunting for a novice. My dad still has it.

    This one looks like it’s missing the selector switch, btw.

  • Ring

    i have 1, the same.. that missing part you can get, i think it was “gunparts” or something catalog…

    mine was my dads, and mine when i was a kid…

  • Todd

    The only family gun that survived and was passed from my mother to me is a gun that is the clone of this one. It is a Stevens model 240 410/410 over and under with twin side by side hammers. Tenite (bakelite) stocks were replaced as they had cracked with some custom cut Walnut and I had to have both firing pins replaced. Other than that the gun functions perfectly and I kill rabbits with it every winter just like my late mother and her 7 brothers and sisters and my grandpa did all the way back to 1941 when they bought this inexpensive gun. This gun was a tool in my families history, an implement to collect food for the table. Out of my extensive collection of firearms this one may well be the the lowest valued in terms of money but I would not trade it for any of my most expensive custom rifles.

  • coyote

    Savage should bring these back out in say 25 Stevens/410 and/or 32 Long rf/410, or something like 357 Maximum/410, that would be interesting.

  • http://jamesazacharyjr.blogspot.com/ Zack

    Steve, you are great; many thanks for the link. Sorry it took me so long to acknowledge; we took a drive down south for a week of fun in the sun. My wife was tired of waiting for summer to appear up here :)

    My best,

    Zack

  • jim frazier

    This was my first gun. Illinois farm boy, used it on rabbits and squirrels. Quail were safe. I am now looking for a tenite stock too, as mine cracked. I may resort to a wood stock. I hope my grandson will value it as I do.

  • casey

    how much is it worth?

  • John

    I Have a .22/410 savage with a blond wood stock that I bought in the late 60’s from a friend it cost me $35.00 and I used it for many years on rabbit. I love that little gun and was a great price.