I'm sure Brithunter will be able to give me the info I want, but anyone else feel free to chip in!
The question relates the Savage Arms "Survival Gun" of World War II
This was a double barrelled weapon, over-and-under configuration, with the upper barrel being .22 rifle, and the lower barrel being .410 shotgun (3" cartridge).
What I want to know is who were they issued to? And what were they expected to survive? (e.g., was it for personal protection, or to enable people to live off the land in out-of-the-way places?)
Thanks in advance.