How Can I Check My Savage Rifle’s Serial Number?

The serial number on a Savage rifle can be found in a variety of places, however some are on the bottom of the receiver. The Part Finder tab on the gun manufacturer’s website is the best place to go to find up serial number details for a Savage rifle.

Many firearms produced before 1968 were not given serial numbers, so not all Savage rifles have a serial number. Congress passed the Gun Control Act of 1968, which mandated that all firearms manufactured in the United States have serial numbers from their manufacturers.

Any Savage pistol built after 1968 ought to have a serial number, although many earlier models could still be challenging to track down. Any firearms manufactured before 1995 do not have serial numbers listed on the website of the firearm maker.

The National Rifle Association has compiled a comprehensive list of all firearms produced by any reputable American gun manufacturer, starting in 1912 and including Savage rifles. For earlier Savage guns, other websites might provide more detailed or complete serial number records.

In 1894, when the gunsmith established the Savage Arms Company in his native Utica, New York, Arthur Savage created the first Savage firearm. The “hammerless” gun was created for the first time by Arthur Savage.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.


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