Savage SA Question

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by winmagman, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    Is the only difference between the 4.400 and 4.275 Savage short actions the location of the front action screw? If its only .125 further forward on the 4.400 and the back hole and trigger guard hole are the same as the 4.275 action I can make one of Stockys new Savage stocks fit my current rifle:D:D:D

    Thanks

    Chris
     
  2. KRP

    KRP Well-Known Member

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    That will work, the rear action screw is in the same place on all Savage actions.
     

  3. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks KRP, put my order in yesterday afternoon.

    Chris
     
  4. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Yes the rear action screw is in the same place on both.

    Don't know how you intend to make it work . But I simply machine a larger front pillar
    and offset the hole by .125 Thousandths.

    Just the way i do it.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  5. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty much what I had in mind. Except this one doesnt have a pillar yet so I'll be putting one in.

    Thought I'd plug the hole with a dowel, locate the center of the plug and come back .125 to center up the new hole. Then make that hole large enough to take out the plug. Install appropriate pillar.

    Of coarse I'm sure I've made it sound like an easier project than I'll actually turn it into:rolleyes:

    Chris
     
  6. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Chris.

    I don't think I made it clear that I offset the hole in the pillar and just drill the existing hole
    in the stock larger to except the pillar.

    After making the pillar I offset it in the lathe by the amount that I want and simply drill the
    hole in the pillar. This saves the stock and the pillar works very good.

    This kills two birds with one stone.

    Good luck

    J E CUSTOM
     
  7. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    Nice, I'm going to file that in the memory banks!!!
     
  8. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    J E,

    I got it now:D.

    That might be a little out of my league though. I've got access to a very extensive wood shop, but not much in the way of metal working equipment. I can cut a pillar to length and locate and drill the hole through it, but if it needs turning down I'm out of luck, no lathe. But that won't stop me from getting it done some how.:)

    Chris