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Picked up one of those cute rifles...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Hardtarget, Mar 21, 2005.

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  1. Hardtarget

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    ...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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    What a cool grandfather. No one in my family was into, let alone owned any guns.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Sounds like one too many might make it dangerous though... :uhoh:

    -Colin
     
  6. Hardtarget

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    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.
     
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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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