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Savage 110 Rebarrel: Receiver Without Barrel

Going From Run-of-the-Mill to a Custom Rifle

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Savage Model 110 action with the barrel removed. The notch is where the recoil lug engages.

Savage Model 110 action with the barrel removed. The notch is where the recoil lug engages.

Photo © Russ Chastain
This photo shows the receiver, immediately after I removed it from the barrel. There was some oil on the barrel and receiver threads, as you can see. My notes called both the barrel and receiver threads "rather oily."

The notch on the bottom (towards the left in this photo) is for the recoil lug to engage with. Therefore, it's worth noting because the recoil lug will be re-installed between the receiver and lock nut, and the protrusion must be facing the right direction to engage with this notch.

Incidentally, the hole in the side of the receiver (top in this photo) is there in case of a cartridge head failure - it's a gas vent. It gives escaping gases somewhere to go other than into the shooter's face, in the rare event of a case head rupture.

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