Need some ideas for a Project

Discussion in 'Bolt Action' started by Anonymous, May 28, 2004.

  1. Anonymous

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    I picked up a used Savage 110 30-06 Long Action and it shoots just fine though it appears to have been stored in a hard case and not oiled religiously so it has some pits on the barrel. I have been debating as to what would be the best course of action. I'd appreciate any comments or experience on any of the following:
    1) Cold bluing the spots is out (I want it to look pretty good when all is done) but considering rebluing the barrel and/or action and leaving it in 30-06.
    2) Adding an Adams & Bennet barrel in the blued condition and rechambering it to 35 Whelen. Most of the other barrels seem to be slanted to the precision shooter and while no doubt super accurate, are far more than I want to spend and that does not include the smithing costs to fit them.
    - Anyone have experience with A&B barrels, seems like these are something I can install myself though as a rookie I am a bit hesitant.
    3) Rebluing and reaming the chamber to 30-06 AI. I Don't reload yet, but may be a good impetus to start.
    4) Adding a syn stock to replace the hardwood from the factory.

    Thanks in advance for any advice that can be proffered.
     
  2. A Bolt

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    The 30/06 is versatile and ammo is so common, if it where me, I would have it polished and reblued, and look for the best synthetic stock or wood stock I could find, or refinish it myself. Refinishing the stock yourself is pretty easy and you can get good results, cold blueing on pitted surfaces usually does not give the finish you would like. :D
    Sounds like a good project, enjoy :wink:
     

  3. Drop-Shot

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    Have you thought about parkerising?If the pits are not that bad and if the bore is ok then that might be an option.Do you realize what you will need to buy to install a barrel?With the barrel out you will be able to true the bolt face and lap the locking lugs which will require 2 different tools,You will need a barrel vise,action tool,headspace tool,and most gunsmiths have go-no-go tools.The barrel will need to be installed and reamed to the proper headspace,polished and test fired.Use a gumsmith,Gundoc on this web site can do it cheaper than buying all the tools and since he does it all day every day he can do a better job.I know about not having enough money for a project but on this save your self time and money,hire a gunsmith,Unless you already have access to tools and reamers you will be glad you hired a gunsmith.Drop-Shot
     
  4. Anonymous

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    Howdy Dropshot.

    Your recommendation on parkerizing sounds interesting. Are there any good web sites you are aware of where I can educate myself a bit more on the difference between the two before I commit to a course of action.

    Reason I was thinking of rebarreling is that with the A&B barrels, the lock nut on the Savage action appears to eliminate most if not all of the machining on installing these barrels in a 110 action (compared to a regular unthreaded blank) and the go-no-go gages come with the A&B barrel though I would want a gun smith to check headspacing rather than trusting myself. Midway has a good link to A&B which covers installation of the A&B barrels and is what got me to thinking out of the box. This project is basically an effort to fix up a used 110 I came across and has been a good learning experience for me so far.

    Thanks.
    Mountainview
     
  5. Drop-Shot

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    Hi guest,the main thing about parkerizing is letting the acid work but not too much.Get a brownels catalog and look for the parkerizing kit and they give instructions in the catalog I have and it's extensive.I would let a gunsmith do it because you will have all this stuff lying around and mabe never use it again.Tha last time I got a price on parkerizing it was 65.00 it may be a bit higher now.If you let a gunsmith do, it have him cut a recessed crown and then parkerizing,or if you do it ,you can buy the cutters from brownels.This is all stuff you can do or have it done.Drop-Shot
     
  6. Drop-Shot

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    Mountainview,I forgot to add that I don't know of a website that covers that but that does not mean anything,It's just I don't know of any,mabe some one else could tell you,If not check out the brownels catalog online and see if any directions exsist there.Drop-Shot
     
  7. mountainview

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    D-Shot,

    I was able to do a search and find some info describing parkerizing and blueing differences. I'll probably have a smith do the work either way once I have made up my mind since I don't have all the tools and do not want to purchase for a one time effort. Also I want the job to look good when done and I unfortunately don't have the time needed to devote to getting it done to my satisfaction. Still, it is fun to learn about the different options out there.

    Mountainview
     
  8. Drop-Shot

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    I think thats a good choice,and like you, one day I would like to have the tools to rebarrel,but time and expense of a lathe keeps me at the gunsmiths.Drop_shot