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Savage 99 308 lever action strip and clean

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by KeepnitReel, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. KeepnitReel

    KeepnitReel Battle Ground Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Just purchased a really nice savage 99 308 lever action from the forum. It's in great condition but needs a good strip and clean. Hasnt been shot in a long time. Any suggestions on where to take it or anyone here that knows the savage 99 models well to strip the rotary mag and clean everything. I really want to see someone do it to teach me to do it from here on out. Everything I read online says the rotary mag will be a bear if you never done one before. The brass counter is dirty and hard to view the round count. I will be shooting it this weekend at the clean up event.

    Thanks NWFA.

    Grant.
     
  2. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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  3. KeepnitReel

    KeepnitReel Battle Ground Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't remember if he did or not. *Shrug*

    If you happen to find someone qualified, (rumor has it, don't take it apart. Timing related) pass it along, please.
     
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  5. KeepnitReel

    KeepnitReel Battle Ground Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    No worries, showed me more then I knew. Thank you
     
  6. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I like watching Jim Green's instructional video's. He's a real gunsmith, not one those kitchen table gun monkey's.

     
  7. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Couldn't you clean the ammo counter numbers with some brass polish and a wooden stick q-tip while it's rotating with the lever action.
     
  8. KeepnitReel

    KeepnitReel Battle Ground Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    It's so small of a hole that all I would be able to do is clean the center and not the whole window area. Thanks for the video.

     
  9. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    How about from inside the receiver when it's stripped down.
     
  10. KeepnitReel

    KeepnitReel Battle Ground Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Haven't gotten that far yet. Figured I would atleast try to spray it out with some G96, not sure you can get to the round brass counter from inside the rotary.


     
  11. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Just take it all apart, it's easy to get it timed properly! Just takes a couple tries sometimes:)

    If u have trouble, I knows a guy:cool:
     
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  12. KeepnitReel

    KeepnitReel Battle Ground Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    So what your saying is after I pull out all my hair :s0054: I'll end up on your door step with zip lock bags of parts and a tear running down my cheek
    :s0104:
     
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  13. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    And we will have it together in 20 minutes! No worries!
    Just don't over tension the the spring. I have spares if u do!
     
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  14. KeepnitReel

    KeepnitReel Battle Ground Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Thanks Velzey, we will talk after the shoot this weekend. Or if your there even better.

     
  15. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    When I took my Rossi 92 down to polish it up a little,my friend asks 'what if you can't get it back together?' I said 'then I take it to someone who can';)
    No biggies as long as you don't break stuff
     
  16. KeepnitReel

    KeepnitReel Battle Ground Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I hear ya, but I want to learn how to put it back together.

     
  17. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    Then don't bother Velzey. WING IT.
    Pic before hair pulling requested :D
     
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  18. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Those internal rotating counting parts are scarce, so think about trying to find some replacements before you bugger them up.
     
  19. KeepnitReel

    KeepnitReel Battle Ground Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I would never bugger anything up on my guns, I cringe when I watch "as you guys say" kitchen table gunsmith monkeys on YouTube use the wrong freakin size screwdriver. Come on , how hard is it to pick up the right size flat blade screwdriver to take out a bloody screw!!!!!!
     
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  20. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    I tore a Savage 300 down as far as the video I posted, the ammo counter was the last step. When I took the rifle apart, it was obvious it hadn't been cleaned correctly since it left the manufacturer. I could not for the life of me figure out how to remove it without potentially damaging it. At that point I cleaned it all up, lubricated it, and back together it went. If I had a hot tank, I'd have soaked the whole works.