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Old 12-11-2004, 08:06 PM
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Savage 93 Bolt Disassembly

If any of you are wanting to know how to disassemble the bolt to work on it or just polish it out to smooth up the action, heres the steps.

With the bolt removed and in the fired position with the striker down you put the front half of the bolt in a padded vise. Pull on the back half of the bolt and the spring will compress and the two halves will seperate enough you can see the the small screw in bushing that holds them together. The bushing has two flat sides on it, you need a 5/16" openend wrench to unscrew it. It has a normal right hand thread and screws into the front half.

Once the two halves are unscrewed and pulled apart it will expose the spring. There is a small E-clip that holds the spring compressed.

You can use a small spring compresser or a 9/32" boxend wrench. The wrench is just big enough to go over the E-clip but not the spring. Put the wrench on the top of the spring and push down to compress it. Then you can use the wrench and the bolt handle and hold the spring compressed with one hand.

Remove the E-clip with a small screwdriver. Then release the spring slowly. You can now slide the striker and rod out the back of the bolt.
Putting the spring back in is simple using the wrench. It's not much longer then the rod so you can compress the spring with the wrench and hold it in the same manner while you push the E-clip back on with the other. Slide the front half over the rod and screw it in to the bushing as far as you can. Place the front half back in the vise so you can pull them apart and get the wrench back on it to tighten it up.
I polished the one in the picture out and I couldnt beleive the difference it made. It dropped the trigger pull a couple ounces and made a world of difference in the operation of the bolt.
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Old 12-11-2004, 10:42 PM
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Savage 93 Bolt Disassembly

Nice,

I have been polishing bolts on most of the rifles I use, externally as well
as internally. Makes for a real smooth operating bolt action when shooting from shoulder in hunting situations as well as a little faster lock time.

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Old 12-12-2004, 12:12 AM
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Good job! I had heard that the bolt can apart by unscrewing a nut-you really explained it well-thanks,Pw
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Southern S/Paw; What do you put on the bolt handle after it is polished to keep it from rusting?
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Old 01-31-2005, 07:22 AM
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I wipe it down with break free before putting it away. Any good quality gun oil
will work. stay away from wd-40 it tends to gum up with time and attracts dirt.

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I reblue mine and oil with mil-tech
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Old 01-31-2005, 04:57 PM
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I reblue mine and oil with Mil-tech

Have a couple you just throw the bolt at it .. slick as he and she
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Old 02-04-2005, 06:17 AM
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Alabama- What brand of cold blue do you use? I have used Brownells Oxpho blue and it has not held up on the bolt, it just rubs through.
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Old 02-06-2005, 03:13 PM
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Thumbs up

Thanks for the great post, ShootNut! Funny, I never thought of polishing my bolt. I bet it does make a big difference. I am going to give it a shot.
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Thanks for the post, you really laid it out nicely. What do you use to polish the bolt?

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Old 08-21-2005, 09:27 AM
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I'm a little new to this so I have three questions:

1. Once the bolt is removed how do you lower the striker to the fired position?
2. How you you polish the bolt? Wht grit of emory cloth? And do you polish wet or dry?
3. I'm reading something about the need for re-bluing after polishing. Tell me more.

Thanks
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Old 08-21-2005, 09:52 PM
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Can I get the same info that Mike M got on his questions please.

thank you.
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me too please!

Me too please! Any info on polishing bolt internals and externals. Thanks.

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Question how thick is the wrench??????

I tried using a Craftsman wrench 5/16" thick, and it does not fit. My wrench is too thick. I tried this on the MKII bolt, which looks to be about the same as the 93R17 bolt. Imagine that.

PLEASE HELP!!!
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