These bargain priced rifles may not be the most classic looking bolt guns with their prominent barrel collar nut, but that same part helps make them about the most accurate guns this side of much pricier full custom guns. All of the guns from the Model 10 to the 116 (if the number starts "11", it is a long action, if it's "1", "10", or "12", it's a short action) are covered in this course, as well as barrel and caliber swaps and the new AccuTrigger. 106 minutes.
If you want the quick course on how to get this superbly accurate, innovative, and value priced rifle apart, back together, and operating as intended, then this course is for you.
- Discussion of the period after World War II and Remington's new rifles (721 & 722), and Winchester's re-invigoration of its pre-'64 Model 70. Savage was way behind the new rifle curve.
- Savage gives the new rifle project to former savage employee and WW II Browning M2 Project Manager, Nicholas Brewer in 1955.
- Brewer and Savage engineer Ed Stark had gun ready for production by 1956, but Brewer died of cancer that same year, and never saw the rifle go into production
- In 1964 Savage hires Bob Greenleaf to refine the rifle
- Model was originally called the Model 98, but name was changed to the 110, in .270 Winchester and .30/06, and it was priced at $109.75
- Savage was among the first to make left handed rifles, it was so popular that sales were initially 4 - 1, left handed vs right
- During the ?70s development continued, and the single shot Model 12 Varmint/Target was introduced
Design & Function
- Savage's unique baffle design of the bolt seals off the bolt lug raceways in the event of case rupture
- Mr. Brewer's multiple piece bolt design is shown
- Extractor cam and cocking stud in the rear of the bolt are discussed
- The sliding tang safety, unique at the time
- The rifle's single position feed magazine shown and advantages discussed
- The sliding plate extractor is shown, a Brewer design later copied by Winchester
- Advantage of the small diameter ejector plunger discussed
- Why the small amount of "play" in the bolt head is a good thing
- Advantages of the same diameter front and rear receiver rings discussed
- Why the socket head receiver screws are a good idea
- The famous Savage barrel nut, "Brewer's Baby", its multiple advantages
- The tabbed recoil lug washer is shown
- No feed rails in the receiver, Where have they gone?
- Why every gun company added anti-bind lugs and slots to their bolt guns after WW II, and Savage's take on the feature
- How the new AccuTrigger works, or how you "Lawyer Proof" a gun that will allow you to adjust the pull down to 1 1/2 pounds from the factory! They even give you a tool to do it with, what a concept!
- The feeding and extraction/ejection cycle detailed
- How much "Pick Up" by the bolt face you need for proper feeding
- Where the ejector plunger should NOT go
- How the tang safety works, and what to do (and NOT do) if it is not working properly
- The Model 12 shown and why the right hand gun has its loading and ejection port on the LEFT side! No, it is NOT a mistake
- Target features such as heavy barrel and thicker recoil lug shown
- Why the H&S stock produces such good accuracy
- What Savage could eliminate and save a few bucks on the manufacturing cost
- Target optimized differences in the Model 12's AccuTrigger, why the blade is orange, and why you have to close the bolt slowly!
- How the primary extraction cam and the cocking stud operate