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Old 07-10-2012, 07:17 PM
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Default Savage 30-30 pump

Anybody know anything about a savage 30-30 pump rifle. My welder friend traded a sw 29 for a savage pump and a savage over an under 22/410. I got the overran under. I have never seen a pump 30-30. He got cash boot also.
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:37 PM
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The Savage O/U is a Model 24. It came in many configurations. I have a 22 Mag over 20 gauge. I do not know about the 30-30 pump. Perhaps a M 170?

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I have. They are a old nice and somewhat rare classic. Would make a beautiful choice for a truck or quad gun especialy if you would put a williams or redfield peep on it.
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:50 PM
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It's a model 170.
They are neat, but a somewhat poor design. Not nearly the gun the Remington 760 was.
If it doesn't feed right, it may never. They are basically the Savage 67 pump shotgun, in rifle form, which is not known for quality.
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I have had 2 Savage 170 pumps in 30-30. They were good functioning guns and gave good accuracy. As good as any Win. 94. But being I am not a pump gun I sold them.

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Old 07-11-2012, 02:44 AM
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I have heard a couple of guys talking before about the Savage .30-30 pumps and they have all said that they were problematic, not great feeding guns. I was told if I wanted a good pump rifle to either get a Remington 760 or an older Remington 14 or 141 in .35 Remington. The Savage's just were not up to alot of use.
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I've got a Savage 170 pump, in .35 Remington. I've killed one deer with it, but don't use it much. Mine has always functioned fine.

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One of the old boys in our Adirondack deer camp had one. Frank Canco was his name. He was my uncle's father-in-law and he was a pretty rough character. Frank was well into his late 70's when I first met him and he mostly stayed in camp keeping the fires going and hot grub on the stove. His cartridge belt loops were filled with ancient rounds of mixed origin and that old Savage had seen many, many seasons in the mountains with indifferent care. It functioned well enough for him to kill a nice 10 pointer off the front porch the last season he ever hunted with us... Old Frank was then into his 80's and pretty proud of that buck... he tied that beautiful deer onto the trunk of his spotless Chrysler Imperial and drove it home, then around town to show it off... Frank took pneumonia just before Christmas that season and never saw the new year.
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So far we have a couple with experiance with the Savge 170 that say it is OK and a couple of others who have "hear say" that say it is no good.

I am no fan of these rifles as I sold the two I had. To the OP I'd say your friend has a inexpensive 30-30 that should work for him. I would not have traded a model 29 off, but enjoy your guns. Savage made good stuff.

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It's not "hear say", it's documented. If you have one that works, great! If not? Good luck. The design isn't easy to fix.
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I bought one for my son.I could not get to feed properly.Neither could any of the three gunsmiths I took it to.
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The 30-30 cal editions have feeding problems more than any other problems.
They can be difficult to get to work properly if they are not feeding the rounds correctly off the carrier. The slim rimmed case just doesn't seem to fit the carrier well and keeps tipping to one side or the other. There's only so much in the way of 'adjustments' you can do.

The 35Remington caliber rifles work much smoother and without nearly the problems. Not near as many were made in 35Rem however.

It's been quite a while since I've seen one that was brought in for work.
Not unusual in this area though, as not until recently have centerfire rifles been made legal for deer.
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It's a model 170.
They are neat, but a somewhat poor design.
You are right. I never wanted one until I saw a .35 Rem version (scarce) at an auction, in pristine condition, and had to have it. Even though it looked new, it had great difficulity chambering and ejecting live rounds, so much that I never even had a chance to fire it. I took it to my gunsmith, who said: "You know, there is a reason they did not make many of these." I then googled the 170, and there was more bad news than you read in a week.
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