Picked up one of those cute rifles...


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Hardtarget
March 21, 2005, 12:01 AM
...You know the type...old,octagon barrel, falling block, .22 single shot...too cute to not bring home! Its a Savage mod 72 and I know I didn't need it but sometimes you go to a gun show and see one that you just need to put in your collection. Really, I bought it for my grandson. I think he will have a good time in eight or nine years...I plan for him to have it for his tenth birthday. This grandaddy thing is cool!
Mark.

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homeka45
March 21, 2005, 01:04 AM
What a cool grandfather. No one in my family was into, let alone owned any guns.

anapex
March 21, 2005, 10:17 AM
Yeah those Savage/Stevens Favorites are neat little guns. A good .22 rifle to learn from IMHO, a lot of deliberate steps before the gun will shoot.

Vern Humphrey
March 21, 2005, 04:12 PM
Those are great guns -- I have an original made in the 1890s. I find the modern versions are a bit stiff in the trigger, but you can often fix them by simply "Marrying" the trigger. Be sure the gun is unloaded, point it in a safe direction, cock it and PRESS HARD on the hammer with your thumb, as if trying to force it forward, and pull the trigger. A few times will smooth out and lighten the trigger pull.

cidirkona
March 21, 2005, 06:41 PM
Sounds like one too many might make it dangerous though... :uhoh:

-Colin

Hardtarget
March 22, 2005, 09:52 PM
Hi guys. My grandson is 14 mos old so I've got a little time to check things out before its time to give it to him. I'll take it to the range this weekend to see how it does :D . That will give me another chance to clean it! :D
Mark.

Vern Humphrey
March 22, 2005, 10:40 PM
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Sounds like one too many might make it dangerous though...
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No. It burnishes the mating surfaces. It has no effect on the springs, or the engagement angles. It just makes rough surfaces smooth, for a better and somewhat lighter pull.

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