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Savage Model 6A Needs Help!

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Orgoglio, Nov 27, 2015.

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  1. Orgoglio

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    I inherited a Savage Model 6A from my grandfather. I was informed that some time after his death another member of the family decided to snag some parts off of it, leaving it defenseless and violated. I am hoping to figure out what is missing and replace it if at all possible. I know that I can find parts at gunpartscorp.com and maybe gun-parts.com but I want to make sure I do it right the first time and don't waste money on parts I don't need.

    Thank you in advance for your help. I have always found the people on this forum to be extremely knowledgeable and helpful.
     

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    Looks like breech bolt reciever cap missing, firing pin missing, hammer missing, hammer/ action spring missing, lifter out of position, lifter spring buggered up, cartridge guide spring missing, ---- evident from the pictures you posted. probably be more.
    This is one fine old rifle, usually with 24" barrel and knurled breech bolt. I would love to own one again.
     
  4. Orgoglio

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    JR47: I have tried comparing the rifle to the schematic but I have never done this sort of thing before and was unsure if I was seeing things correctly. Thank you though.

    Catpop: Thank you for the breakdown, exactly what I needed to get started. I was planning to buy a complete breech bolt & hammer assembly from Numrich but they have been sold out for quite some time. I recently found a bolt assembly and a hammer assembly on ebay. With the assemblies, a recoil plug, cartage guide spring and a lifter spring would I have a shot at getting this fixed up?
     
  5. BBBBill

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    Your rifle looks (amazingly) like my Model 87A. Would not be surprised if many of the parts were identical.
     
  6. Orgoglio

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    From what I have read, my 6A was one of many similar rifles made by Savage, Springfield and Stevens. I guess it includes the 6A, 6AB, 6B, 87A, 87AT and 76A. There were supposedly versions made with magazines as well.
     
  7. hdbiker

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    I agree with BBBBill,looks exactly like my 87A. E-GunParts.com should have the missing parts.I had to order all new action screws that were severely boogered up by the previous owner,they had them in stock and were cheap.A tip,that rifle has a bolt hold open feature,DON"T LOAD THE MAGAZINE WITH THE BOLT HELD OPEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!, a round from the mag will lodge under the lifter and jam the gun.My 87A is a great shooter and is accurate .22 but only functions 100% with high velocity ammo.A 75 dollar yard sale find . hdbiker
     
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    Sadly, it looks like your stock is cracked behind the receiver.
     
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