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I was told that my old savage (1925 .300 savage) is not safe to fire as the receiver may crack. Has anyone else heard this?
 

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Your reciever should be fine to shoot, it was made after the 90,000 serial number.

What happened is that some with pre-90,000 serial numbers cracked (I've never seen it happen) as Savage didn't start heat treating the recievers till this point.

I personally think this is just a vicious rumor!
 

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Unfortunately your rifle has been bubba'd by someone, the 300 Savage wasn't even available back in your rifles serial number range. It's been rebarreled.
 

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Well before I read this I wenty out and fired a box and guess what. The primers on all the brass backed out a bit. Do you think this gun is salvageable? or could it be that there was too much pressure and the receiver was stretched out ? Anyone know a competent gunsmith in the New York area who can look at it ?
 

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Sounds like a headspace problem, most likely from swapping the barrels, you may have to get the barrel taken down a thread or two.
 
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