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Savage model 29 field strip?

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by Furncliff, Apr 8, 2008.

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  1. Furncliff

    Furncliff Member

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    I recently bought this savage at a gun show from a local gunsmith. I had never seen one before and I probably paid a bit too much for it. But it's in excellent condition and I'm having a great time with it. I don't know how best to clean the barrel from the breach. Am I mistaken that these were take down rifles? This rifle has an octagon barrel.


    Thanks for your help,

    Tom
     
  2. Jim K

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    I don't recall whether taking the rifle down and removing the bolt will give a straight shot at the barrel or not, but I seem to recall that it doesn't. I think you will have to clean from the muzzle.

    If you do that without taking the rifle down, make sure you put a stop on the cleaning rod so it doesn't strike the bolt.

    Jim
     
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    I'd bet the guy from whom you bought it may know how to disassemble it for cleaning. Any chance of contacting him?
     
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    Thanks Jim.

    Glenn, yes his shop is in town, I'm sure he will help me out. Thanks for bring the obvious to light. :D
     
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    a couple of generations but in general clean from the muzzle.

    A couple of generations but in general clean from the muzzle.

    Generally the barrel stays with the receiver - cover - and the butt stock and trigger plate with hammer separate. The receiver bends down in the rear to conceal the hammer and prevents breech cleaning - although a boresnake can be used I think.

    Watch for peening on the chamber edge from dryfiring by a shooter ignorant of the bolt release and cocking indicator.

    Not so desirable as the Winchester but a nice gentlemen's takedown .22
     
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    Steve, thanks for the link. Perfect.
     
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