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I don’t really know much about this gun, and I was wondering if anyone on here remembers these from their likely brief original run. It’s a Savage Model 79 12 ga. w/ a 3” chamber. It’s a 29” barrel (or 30” depending on which way you round), got a vent rib/single ball, engraved receiver, engraved wood, hard butt plate, receiver-mounted tang safety, and I’ve got it set up with 2+1 shells at the moment, but the magazine looks like it should hold 4. It wouldn’t surprise me if something was wrong in there. It seems like it’s based on the Model 30 or 67, more in common with the 30, and if I had to put a year range on it, I’d guess 1975-80, but that’s just a guess. Any ideas? My understanding is that these can range from solid workhorses to economy guns to trash guns depending on the year, production batch, etc. I’m waiting to see if the Savage historical department writes me back.