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Savage 99 Disassembly

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by ogre, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I've come into the possession of a Savage 99 in .308 that was manufactured in 1957 and it looks like it hasn't been cleaned since 1967. The action feels stiff and I'd like to strip the whole rifle down to Parade Rest and clean and oil it as required.

    I've never taken down any kind of lever action before and I've heard that 99s can be problematic. Has anyone here taken one apart and reassembled it? Is this a job I should leave to a qualified Smith?

    Thanks, Ogre
     
  2. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    You can do it. I would recommend getting a disassembly manual. I do not remember needing any slave pins or anything too tricky in reassembling it.
     
  3. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Thanks MountainBear. I see that you can purchase a disassembly/reassembly DVD for the rifle so I reckon I'll put it on order while I continue with my Finnish M39 project.
     
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    tuckerha Tucson, Arizona Member

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  5. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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