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Savage 30-30 rebuild

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by myron_23, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. myron_23

    myron_23 Roseburg, Oregon Member

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    I have a savage 30-30 model 99 that was my grandpa's that was burned in a house fire. I would like to see if it could be rebuilt as to give to my dad. I'm not even sure if I have all of the parts, the fire was in 1983 so some of the parts might have been misplaced thru the years.
     
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    nrc Oregon Member

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  3. sneakboxer

    sneakboxer NW OR Active Member

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    Do you intend to fire it? Disclaimer: i don't know what i'm talking about for sure. But, i would be concerned about the temper of the steel being altered in the house fire and making the action and barrel too weak to contain the pressure. I would seek some gunsmith advice if you intend to fire it for safety.

    Its a cool gift idea, good luck!
     
  4. myron_23

    myron_23 Roseburg, Oregon Member

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    I just reread my post, and it's kinda confusing as to what I'm asking. I would like to find a good gunsmith that has this kind of experience. I would also like to know if anyone knows of anywhere to get parts. I am planning on replacing the barrel, but the receiver I can re harden it, not to sure about the bolt. I believe the gun was made in 1904 and would like to make it as original as possible.