Takedown rifles are guns that can easily be broken into two much shorter sub-assemblies that can be more easily stored or transported. Takedown rifles reached their peak of popularity in the decades on either side of the turn of the last century. But even today, takedown rifles have retained their appeal wherever space is at a premium. Bush pilots and backcountry travelers in particular value these compact shooting tools.
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Today’s takedown rifles are available in calibers as small as .22 Long Rifle and as big as the large African safari-class cartridges. Here’s a sample of the great takedown rifles available to today’s hunters.
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For More Information
- Henry U.S. Survival AR-7: henryrifles.com; 201-858-4400
- Marlin Model Golden 39A: marlinfirearms.com; 800-544-8892
- Taylor’s 1892 Alaskan Takedown: taylorsfirearms.com; 540-722-2017
- H-S Precision VTD Pro-Series 2000: hsprecision.com; 605-341-3006
- Dakota Arms Model 76 Traveler: dakotaarms.com; 605.347.4686
- Sauer 202 Take Down: sauer.de/en
This article was originally published in the AMERICAN FRONTIERSMAN ™ 2015 issue #174. Subscription is available in print and digital editions here.