Way out of my field, too, Lew. The potential 1963 date
floors me. By 1963, I may not have been full-time at the
S.F. Gun Exchange yet, but I was working for them some
evenings after my regular job with the Army at Oakland Army
Terminal. I would stop there on my way home, as it was only
a few blocks off the SF-Oakland Bay bridge. I also would
work for the store on Saturdays, if needed. A little extra money
for the wife!
I don’t recall the Savage Brand still existing then, but heck, what
do I know. Half the time, I can’t even remember my own name
I will have to dig through my catalogs and see what I can come up with.
I don’t have too many of them from then, as I had not yet learned to
recognize the value in a good library.
I just remembered I have a book on Savage Ammunition (revised, 3rd
Edition, by Peter L. Zimmerman, 2002. The Savage Ammunition Brand
spanned from 1895 until ,Drum Roll…1963!!! Looks like it is time
for the Old Folks Home for me. You were right on, Lew!
John … Let’s see, what was my last name? Maybe Idiot or Moron? Probably
the latter, since I recall it starts with an"M."