Savage 93 bolt issue - Page 2
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion > Savage 93 bolt issue

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-24-2013, 05:56 PM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
TheSadPanda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: St. Louis,Missouri
Posts: 1,324
Liked 398 Times on 264 Posts
Likes Given: 89

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BillyBourbon
Aha! MICROMETER.
I have some precision calipers I use in cabinetmaking and finish carpentry. Gets down to the 100ths. So I'm measuring the length of the two handles to see if there's any minute discrepancies between the two?
I pride myself on my mechanical aptitude as a builder and carpenter. Rifles are a relatively new undertaking and gun smithing is a skill I'd like to take up so I can maintain and modify my toys myself. Obviously they're nothing to f@~k around with so all the patient feedback is greatly appreciated. A gunsmith will be doing all the tinkering until I gain the confidence to do this stuff myself.
Thanks, folks.
Thats a good call to let the gunsmith check it out. Have him show you exactly what the problem was and how he fixed it.
__________________

"You know what happens to men who go looking for blood? They find it." - Kind Old Man

TheSadPanda is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 06:37 PM   #12
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
c3shooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Third bunker on the right,Central Virginia
Posts: 17,164
Liked 9509 Times on 4092 Posts
Likes Given: 1494

Default

See the square section where the bolt handle joins the bolt? THAT is what locks up in bolt in battery (firing poisition) If the WIDTH of that flat section is different, will impact lockup. And yeah, sorry- micrometer. Or caliper.

__________________

What we have here is... failure- to communicate.

c3shooter is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 04:18 AM   #13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1
Default

If you do not mind, how much was the new bolt handle? I was thinking of having mine cut and threaded for a new knob.

__________________
chasnmich is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 02:43 PM   #14
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: MA, near a brook
Posts: 223
Liked 24 Times on 21 Posts
Likes Given: 66

Default Savage bolt handle

I agree with C3shooter. Cliff

__________________
mrt8110 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 05:59 PM   #15
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 9
Default

@ chasnmich: the bolt handle costs me $65 including shipping from the factory. I took it to a local gunsmith and we figured it was just too much trouble to install it. The head space was off, which required some grinding and re-blueing. The finish on the tac assembly didn't totally match my action and barrel. so we opted for the same solution you're leaning toward. He cut off the knob, drilled the handle about an inch in, then sottered 5/16x24-thread pin that would take almost any aftermarket knob of my choosing. Turned out nice and cost me the same as the knob, not including the knob. I'll post a pic this afternoon.

__________________
BillyBourbon is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 07:30 PM   #16
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 9
Default

here's how it turned out. you be the judge. i'm happy with it! aesthetically and very ergonomically pleasing. comfortable throw and much easier to cycle. that itty bitty knob it comes with is way too small. now i'm just waiting for an overdue stock i ordered a while back and this build is complete.

photo-apr-14-10-50-40-am.jpg  
__________________

Last edited by BillyBourbon; 04-14-2013 at 07:34 PM.
BillyBourbon is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
jc higgins 12 ga bolt issue? mudfreek Hunting Forum 15 09-12-2012 02:06 PM
savage 110 bolt question bodine46 Gunsmithing Forum 2 03-20-2012 02:54 AM
ar-15 bolt catch issue RangeRat234 AR-15 Discussion 12 12-02-2011 12:30 AM
Savage Model 14 American Classic Bolt Action Rifle 18602, 250 Savage, 22 in, Walnut S samuelrh2000 General Rifle Discussion 4 08-18-2011 12:34 PM
Remington 770 bolt stick issue jakegunner333 General Rifle Discussion 6 04-11-2010 11:01 PM