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"Savage Model 187 Series A" .22LR

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Angus:
The 187 floating around when I was young just had the broken remnant of the bumper spring.  Never knew why the bolt had a slot cut in the top until we got a 587 with the spring intact. Once the feed lips were tweaked just right, it fed perfectly without it.   Also to use the bolt handle to lock it open, the threaded end cap had to be backed out a turn.  Otherwise it wouldn't let the bolt back far enough to catch.

d3nni5:
This is going to be a winter project for me.   I'm going to break this guy down all the way, clean, repair, reblue (maybe), refinish.



Angus:

This one is marked "SAVAGE ARMS - WESTFIELD, MASS U.S.A. - HIAWATHA MODEL 587"

d3nni5:


I love the checkering, something mine lacks.

d3nni5:
So after well over a year of not touching this little rimfire, I started tearing it down today and getting it cleaned up.    I spent the day studying each and every part I removed, and cleaning the breech and barrel.   It still needs more attention but I got 85% of the 40 years of crud scrubbed away.

I also stripped the stock and started sanding it down to take a finish.

Pics to follow.

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