what to do with this old savage?


Ian Johnson
April 27, 2012, 11:54 AM
When I was 14 my dad gave me a beat up savage 110 in 270 for my first deer rifle. It had a crappy tasco scope on it and cheap plastic stock and I only hunted with it a few times, soon after I got a nice old sporter job of a p-14 enfeild(not a bubba job) that ive been hunting with ever since. Well when I was 15(and very stupid) I decided to cover the internal parts on the savage with tape and paint it solid olive drab. That ugly thing has sat in my closet ever since. now that Ive gotten around to working on projects and Id like to do something to refinish the rifle, I know I'm gonna get it refinished, but other than that I'm looking for ideas, sythetic stock scout rifle? fancy walnut? any ideas on what I could do?


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April 27, 2012, 01:10 PM
Ooh, let's see some pics before you do anything.

Are you considering changing the caliber?

April 27, 2012, 02:42 PM
There are products to strip paint off chemically. You might try that, then redo the paint-job into something less ugly.

April 27, 2012, 04:40 PM
Numrich sells wood Savage stocks in a variety for finished to unfinished 'blanks'.


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April 27, 2012, 05:05 PM
http://www.gunpartscorp.com/images/catalog/1050740.jpg (http://www.gunpartscorp.com/catalog/Detail.aspx?pid=1050740A&catid=484)

is a great looking stock. As per above, a good chemical strip - in fact, a good soak in parafin/kerosene might get you there, restocked in a nice walnut and a decent scope and you have a great looking rifle. Do recollect how it shoots? If it's seen a lot of action, 270 throats can get pretty degraded. If you were thinking recaliber, a 6.5x55 would be high on my list.


Ian Johnson
April 28, 2012, 02:59 PM
not considering change of caliber mostly due to the cost, will try to get pics soon

April 28, 2012, 06:16 PM
hogue has stocks

Smokey Joe
April 28, 2012, 08:59 PM
Ian Johnson--There have been several suggestions for stocks for yr Savage 110. I'm partial to Boyd's Stocks, myself: www.boydsgunstocks.com

They will have several different models to fit yr Sav 110, and the best part is, that you can get them "unfinished," Boyd-speak for not varnished; the inletting and rough sanding is all done, and do the finishing to your own satisfaction.

That way, you can glass-bed the stock at the same time, and make any small changes that occur to you, BEFORE doing the final sanding, and then varnishing the stock. Boyd's also sells kits for the varnishing, but I got very satisfactory results using local hardware-store sandpaper and satin spray-can spar varnish. You can get glass-bedding kits from several sources.

If you go that route, don't spare the horses on the sanding--It's the most tedious part of any woodworking project, and it has a very large effect on the quality of the outcome, but it's quite simple to do. My stock probably took me 12 hours or so, spread over a week and a half. The only power tool you need is a Dremel or similar, for prepping the stock for glass-bedding.

You take it slow and careful, and follow the directions, and--Surprise!--it works! You save a few $$ on the unfinished Boyd's stock, but for my money it's the DIY aspect that makes the project worthwhile.

Anyhow, pls keep us posted on yr project, and yes, PIX ARE A MUST!! Good luck! :)

April 28, 2012, 09:31 PM
I don't know if e-bay still lists gun parts for sale. Couple years ago I looked and they had a lots of stocks, barrels, etc.

There have to be stocks around that guys have swapped out and are just laying in their closet.

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