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Savage 67E 12G

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by mdub, Nov 12, 2012.

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  1. mdub

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    My mother in law gave me her dad's old savage 67E, its in fair shape but needs some help.

    The biggest problem is that the bolt does not always lock after pumping the action. I am in the process of tearing it down for a good cleaning and lube, but was wondering if anyone has experience with something like this. Any help?

    thanks!
     
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    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=417752 for general commentary on the species...

    Take the stock off first when trying to get this one apart... the stock bolt screws into an extension on the cast aluminum trigger plate, which is held in the receiver by a screw and a pin. Thing is, the stock and stock bolt pulls the trigger plate back in the receiver and tends to bind the screw and pin in place until the stock is removed.
     
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    Its been a while but I can report on what's happened.

    I tore down the action and found a spring was out of place, after putting it back in place the bolt would lock without no problem.

    at the range i did have some odd behavior...

    1st, i did get a shot or two in which the bolt failed to unlock after firing a round. so i had to push the release to cycle the action. this only happened twice i think, so it wasn't too bad.

    2nd, i had an instance where i ejected two rounds after pumping. the spent round and one from the mag.

    3rd, I did get one NASTY jam durring the session. I'm tying to remember just what happened because it was over a month ago, but i believe the jam had something to do with the mag feed lever. I had to use a pocket knife to inch the round out.

    The gun is pretty old and after this lackluster performance i'm thinking that its probably going to go into the back of the safe for a long time. I had originally thought i'd use this for a home defense gun, but i'd prefer something a bit more reliable.

    if any of you have advise on how to fix these issues (cheap) please send your comments my way. Thanks!
     
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