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Old 08-14-2020, 01:33 AM
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Savage Model 5 Tube Magazine Removal



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I would like to disassemble my newly acquired Model 5 to convert the rust on the barrel and magazine tube and clean the 70 years of crud out of every nook and cranny.

I have the stock off and am looking at the feeding assembly. It is not obvious how the magazine can be removed once the 2 screws that retain the magazine guide (named from the exploded diagram on GPC website) are removed. It is loose in the front magazine hanger but feels tight in the rear one and both are dovetailed to the barrel.

The magazine guide is in a hole in the receiver and so can not be slid backwards. What stops the magazine slipping forward by spring pressure during normal operation as it doesn't have the cross pin somewhere that I am used to from other rifles?

I am really keen to understand this design and function before dismantling so I don't damage anything.

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Old 08-14-2020, 07:17 AM
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The outer magazine tube is held in by a 'dimple' pushed into the hole through the rear hanger/takedown lug. They were not made to be removed. If you look in the threaded hole for the take down screw you will see the magazine tube also has a hole - the magazine tube was inserted and then a punch was used to indent the top of the tube into the hole in the top of the hanger. I would think this was not done with a lot of consistency so some tubes might be easy to drive out and others not.

I've never removed one and would suggest cleaning the best you can without taking the tube out.
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Old 08-14-2020, 06:21 PM
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OK thanks for that. I noted that hole in the tube after posting and thought it may be involved or that the tip of the takedown screw may hold the tube in place but then it would have the potential to pop forward every time the rifle was dis-assembled.

I will take your advice and degrease then convert the rust as it is. My carding wheel will probably get in beween the barrel and tube OK as there is a fair gap.
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