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Old December 29, 2008, 12:59 PM   #1
Jon Garner
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Savage 24 O/U 12/223

Here is one for you shotgun guys - my friend bought a used (very good shape) Savage 24 O/U 12ga/223. Took it out and fired some Silver bear 223 and after 3-4 rounds it failed to open - now he is stuck with a nice Savage 24 CLUB - any suggestions?

Thank in advance JB
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Old December 29, 2008, 02:08 PM   #2
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I believe that the Model 24F was the only one to offer the .223/12 gauge combination.

Is he able to turn the latch lever? If the latch lever turns the gun can be opened by turning the lever while smacking it over the knee or a padded surface at the hinge pin. If the lever does not want to turn, do not force it: Try to get some oil or WD-40 to the latch by adding oil to the top of the receiver/barrel junction.

Worked on two of these guns that locked up, both had .223 caliber barrels. Was able to get both of them open. The hinge pin cannot be driven out because there is a crosspin.
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Old December 30, 2008, 11:46 PM   #3
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Locked up

Well it is currently soaking(day two now) in wd40 or something he says and no the release won't turn - so will keep you posted on the progress - thanks for your help - jb
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Old December 31, 2008, 12:54 AM   #4
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hook it up to an ultrasonic jiggler & rotate 90 degrees with new oil squirted every 2-6 hours & see what happens. Try to get some past the extractor to the case, too.
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Old December 31, 2008, 01:22 AM   #5
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Savage 24

"thallub" wrote, "I believe that the Model 24F was the only one to offer the .223/12 gauge combination."


Not an expert but the only Savage 24F's I've ever heard of were .22 RIMFIRES.

The Savage 24 I own in .223/12g is a 24V.

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Old December 31, 2008, 06:53 AM   #6
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Quote:
Not an expert but the only Savage 24F's I've ever heard of were .22 RIMFIRES.



The Savage model 24F is the newest of the Savage O/U guns.

http://www.savagearms.com/24f12.htm


The 20 gauge comes in the following rifle calibers:
.22LR, .22H, .223 and .17HMR.


The 12 gauge comes in the following rifle calibers:
.22H, .223, .30/30, .17HMR.

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