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Savage Transformation

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by rugmar, Mar 23, 2010.

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  1. rugmar

    rugmar Member

    Mar 12, 2007
    A few years back I bought a Savage model 111 in .270 with the accu-trigger and detatchable box magazine. It was one of those package deals from Dick's sporting goods. It had a laminated thumbhole stock and a cheap Simmons scope.

    I put a Burris FFII scope in place of the Simmons but just couldn't ever warm up to this rifle. The thumbhole stock was very uncomfortable and the LOP felt a bit long. I also thought it was unattractive. Because of this the rifle mostly just sat, until...

    Recently I got to thinking how I wished I had opted for the model 114 American Classic instead. I called up Savage customer service and found that the model 114 AC stock would be a drop in fit for my model 111 action. So now, even though I'm out another $200 bucks, I have a beautiful frankensavage.

    Except for the markings on the barrel I dont think anyone would ever know it's not a 114 AC. I should have just bought the 114 to begin with but I was a sucker for the package deal. Basically I've paid 700 dollars for a 600 dollar rifle.

    All this spouting off brings me to this question. What do you guys think is the difference in the 114 and 111 barreled actions?
  2. Dentite

    Dentite Member

    Sep 6, 2009
    Nice...I recently picked up a 14 American Classic in .223 and I've enjoyed it so far.

    Your 111 barrelled action has what Savage calls "satin" finish where the 14/114 American Classics have a "high luster". That's likely the only difference...they both come with 22" barrels in .270.
  3. Detritus

    Detritus Member

    Jan 19, 2003
    Central NC
    Barring any "generational changes" (ie if if one has the old style DBM, instead of the new centerfeed style) which is made moot by your action being a drop in fit to the 114 stock, the metal finish is absolutely the only difference between these two. there is no functional difference. the 114/14 series is the "Ooo, Shiny/pretty" model.
  4. Snakum

    Snakum Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    North Carolina
    Pics! We must have pics and accuracy report. :)
  5. Uncle Mike

    Uncle Mike Member

    Nov 5, 2008
    never never land...never land here!
    About $150.....

    No difference other than cosmetic...we're talking the same style cocking indicator.

    The 'new' 14/114's are different in their construction than the 11/111 actions as to the cocking indicator, bolt release, bolt handle and bolt assembly screw.
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