Savage 620 Action Bar Disengagement

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Jason S, Nov 24, 2015.

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  1. Jason S

    Jason S Member

    Nov 24, 2015
    BC, Canada
    Hello everyone,

    I've been reading this forum for a while now but am new as a member and have never posted on any forum before so I apologize if I'm going about this incorrectly. I've tried using the search function and read every thread I've found so far to no avail so I don't think this has been covered yet.

    I purchased a Savage 620 roughly 8 months ago and as long as I've had it there has been a problem with the action bar connection (for lack of a better word). The gun assembles, disassembles and cycles smoothly and fires properly but sporadically the action bar disengages from the block and will slide right out of the receiver (if cycled far enough). Pushing it back in will often reengage it but sometimes it takes a second push and there appears to be no rhyme or reason to it. Does anyone have any experience with this or know why it's doing it/how to fix it? The guns great otherwise.

  2. Sovblocgunfan

    Sovblocgunfan Member

    Jan 24, 2014
    Your action bar slot may be worn or your breech bolt slide may be worn where it meets the action bar. It could also be possible that the front half is not seating deeply enough to allow proper engagement of the action bar with the breech bolt slide.
  3. Scooter22

    Scooter22 Member

    Apr 2, 2012
    Central NY, not the rotten apple
    Somethings worn. I don't know if this is common but the 520/620 models are old. The ones I've looked at(6 or so) to use as a takedown truck gun all had that problem if you cycled it hard. Not what I want for a defense gun.
  4. Taroman

    Taroman Member

    Mar 5, 2010
    The Wet Side of Oregon
    Old and worn out.
    Had 2 of them with the same problem.
    Time to move on.
  5. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Sep 17, 2007
    Eastern KS
    I would be figuring out what is worn where allowing the action bar to slip off.

    A little silver solder in the right place and then filed to exact fit might give you another 100 years use out of it.

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