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Old 10-19-2019, 11:25 AM
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Late 60's Savage-Anschutz Bolt Question



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I have a late 60's Sav-Annie. All the exploded diagrams for the bolt show (I believe) the later model bolt with 2 springs. Upon disassembly, there was 1 spring for the firing pin, no smaller spring as shown in the diagrams. In servicing the front half of the bolt in the past, I have never seen the small spring and wonder if it would function without it or if the small spring was added in newer bolt design. Thanks for your help with this.
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Old 10-19-2019, 12:48 PM
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You are aware that there is more than one model, 54 actions, 64 actions, Flobert actions?
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Old 10-19-2019, 01:36 PM
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Sorry, it is a 64 action.
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Old 10-19-2019, 02:39 PM
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sunburned, Andyd is very knowledgeable although he seems off line now?

I believe the small spring would be a "Firing pin return spring" there's one on my 64.

I would say that you should make sure you are looking at the correct schematic for your year model and if indeed this spring is there you will not want that firing pin left dangling which it will do without that spring.

A Test....if you know how to "Decock" your bolt while out of the gun you could then "Cock" it. And if your firing pin does not (by itself) recede within the bolt face you definitely highly likely will need that spring.
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Old 10-19-2019, 04:26 PM
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Correct, when the bolt is on the bench and decocked, the firing pin does retract. As I have never seen the smaller spring in past disassembly I wondered if it was lost or merely not used in older bolts. The diagram gave me pause. That the firing pin retracts without a spring is the input I needed. I appreciate your input.
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Old 10-19-2019, 05:31 PM
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Early model 64's do not use a return spring as the 2 halves are locked together.
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Old 10-19-2019, 08:29 PM
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Early model 64's do not use a return spring as the 2 halves are locked together.
Mine is three piece although the forward 2/3 portion has a detent in it with what must be a tiny spring behind this detent and it slightly rotates on this spring/detent. I take it the older bolts do not rotate in this forward portion but as you said are locked together? Are the older bolts 2 solid pieces?

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Correct, when the bolt is on the bench and decocked, the firing pin does retract. As I have never seen the smaller spring in past disassembly I wondered if it was lost or merely not used in older bolts. The diagram gave me pause. That the firing pin retracts without a spring is the input I needed. I appreciate your input.
I'd imagine you meant retracts when cocked? As wkd stated being locked together there must be a different configuration for pin retraction? Please don't let this spring mystery become a Halloween ghost.
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Old 10-19-2019, 06:12 PM
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sunburned, Andyd is very knowledgeable although he seems off line now?

I believe the small spring would be a "Firing pin return spring" there's one on my 64.

I would say that you should make sure you are looking at the correct schematic for your year model and if indeed this spring is there you will not want that firing pin left dangling which it will do without that spring.

A Test....if you know how to "Decock" your bolt while out of the gun you could then "Cock" it. And if your firing pin does not (by itself) recede within the bolt face you definitely highly likely will need that spring.
Thanks. Bob Smalser explained it very well before.

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