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rferguson61 11-10-2011 08:06 AM

Did I screw up?
So I'm new to guns. Just bought my first a few days ago, a used savage 110. After reading and watching videos I took it upon my self to give it a well needed cleaning. I ran patches through until they danger out clean. Then I took the stock off (which looked and sound simple) and cleaned the magazine, trigger assembly etc. When I put the stock back on I did what I read in a forum that its important that the stock is tight to the barrel. I tightened down the front bolt (the one that's under under front hand on the stock) and if I tightened it all the way snug I couldn't work the bolt. It has to be just to where the bolt gets resistance in order for the bolt to move. Is that normal?

towboater 11-10-2011 10:52 AM

It does not seem normal. I would take it back apart, and try to figure out, what is causing the problem.

hardluk1 11-10-2011 11:21 AM

Sounds like you over tightend it and will need a small washer or 2 to shim the head of the screw down. Loosen the screww a turn or 2 and see if your bolt works like it should. Not sure of your model but torgue will be only around 10 to 25 1nch lbs. Maybe a worst case is you have bedding bolts installed by a smithy and that will never happen again.

therewolf 11-10-2011 06:31 PM

Well, you did buy a Savage, and you cleaned it

first thing. Sounds like you're on the right track,

by covering important basics, even if the train aint

going the perfect speed....;)

dragunovsks 11-10-2011 06:46 PM

Ive got a savage semi auto .22 rifle, if i tighten the screws in the stick to snug the stocks rubs the bolt handle and wont allow it to move back and forth to eject and reload. I just back the screw off enough to let the bolt move, might be the same problem but im not familar with that weapon.

rferguson61 11-10-2011 10:44 PM

I fixed it! :) I went with the washer method...but a bit more subtle. I went to the local hardware stores bulk screw section and found plastic spacers. Got one that fit snug around the screw but would still fit in the recess got the screw. It took a little sanding to bring the size of the spacer down a hair. Then I cut it to the thickness I wanted, put it on the screw, and put it all back together. Can't even tell I did it. :)

hardluk1 11-11-2011 02:15 PM

Now your ready for hunting .

therewolf 11-11-2011 02:18 PM


You've just taken your first step into a new world...

(and join the NRA)

303tom 11-11-2011 02:33 PM

You have the two floor plate screws reversed.

rferguson61 11-11-2011 03:43 PM


Originally Posted by 303tom
You have the two floor plate screws reversed.

No I don't. The other one is even longer. I looked at the exploded view and I even took it to the gunshop in town and they said it was right. From what ive seen its a commom problem with savage.

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