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Old August 26, 2009, 07:39 PM   #1
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new rifle...dirty bolt?

Examining my new Savage 10FCP and was looking at the bolt. Is this "normal"? I was a bit taken aback as it looks like it was dropped in the dirt or something!



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This substance isn't mentioned anywhere in the literature, and I was not expecting a precision firearm to come with this kind of crud on it. Am I taking crazy pills?

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Old August 26, 2009, 07:57 PM   #2
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No, you're not crazy.

Is it gritty like sand, or sort of soft like cardboard dust?

I've never run across anything like that.



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Old August 26, 2009, 08:10 PM   #3
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Definately unusual for a new gun. Clean it off. Check the bore for obstruction and have fun shooting.
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Old August 26, 2009, 08:15 PM   #4
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It looks like bluing salts that are bleeding out of holes and crevices. No big deal, its a common occurrence in many new firearms. Brush it off and apply good quality gun oil. After a while, it will stop bleeding.
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Old August 26, 2009, 09:06 PM   #5
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Is it gritty like sand, or sort of soft like cardboard dust?
Its not gritty...and yeah, kind of like cardboard "dust". Wasn't expecting to see this on a brand new rifle!
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Old August 26, 2009, 09:13 PM   #6
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it could be dust, oil seems to cause the stuff to stick
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Old August 26, 2009, 09:17 PM   #7
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Is it just me or does the bolt face and extractor look more used than a new bolt should be?
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Old August 26, 2009, 09:40 PM   #8
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the bolt face definately looks as though its been used, but they almost always test fire new guns at the factory.
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Old August 26, 2009, 09:47 PM   #9
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I understand test fire but that looks like more than usual.
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