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Savage 840 project

Thread in 'Gun Smithing & Repairs' started by 24on48hunting, Aug 27, 2018.

  1. 24on48hunting

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    I recently acquired a new to me plinker. It’s a Savage 840 bolt action in 30/30.
    It was in good working order but the stock needs some attention. Bluing is really good considering it’s age, so I may just let that part be for now. I’m seriously considering having it threaded 5/8x24 for use with my can. My other thought is to ditch the old scope mount that is secured to the side of the receiver and possibly put a scout mount in the dovetail for the rear iron sight.
    The stock had a textured coating on it that was already partially removed, so I’ll go ahead and see that part through to completion. After it’s sanded to my liking, I’ll begin to apply a hand rubbed oil finish to the stock and buff between coats with super fine steel wool.
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    Coming along nicely. The coating on the stock came off quite easily. Now it’s time for some extensive hand sanding.
    I need to do some research and see if the action on this rifle will hold up with full house loads while suppressed.
    If not, it’ll still be a fun little rifle to hunt with.
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    Talk about an ugly duckling.
    I got it all sanded down super smooth and wiped it off with a damp rag.
    This stock resembles my Glenfield 60’s Stock. I believe it’s Maple.
    I love those tiger stripes.
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    I have the 340 carbine and load 125 grain Sierras for it,great deer gun.Wood looks good on that one,Enjoy
     
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    Thanks. It wasn’t used very often, so the wood was in really good condition.
    I’ll start putting the finish on the Stock tonight.
     
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    I will leave mine as it is.Have had 2 full length and 2 carbines,gonna hold on to this one.
     
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    If that textured finish would’ve been intact, I would’ve left it as is and shot the heck out of it.
     
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    Handloads are real particular about OAL.Too long and they wont fit the mag.
     
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    I’ll probably stick with factory 30/30 ammo since it is so inexpensive.
     
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    Those guns are accurate.
     
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