Help please. Identify Savage action

BrentM

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I have a weird deal. I bought an action from a forum member and it was sold as a long action. It has a 3 screw trigger, flat back, standard bolt face, long bolt, long action 2 screw spacing......but the cut out for the magazine/follower is absolutely for sure a short action cut. My 308 metal and follower fit the cut out. Compared to the LA actions I have it seems like a bizarre combo and I am not sure what to do with it.

The serial number is F series. Can anyone help identify this action and let me know the thought behind the SA cut out with the LA bolt throw.
 

BrentM

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Just found this:

From 1988 to 1997 all Savage bolt-action rifles were made on long-actions. Those chambered for short-action cartridges have a shorter magazine feed port cut to work with the existing short-action magazine boxes from previous years. As such, even though the action is technically a long action you can not mount a long-action cartridge magazine to it without having the feed port lengthened
 

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