Savage 1895

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by tommym, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. tommym

    tommym New Member

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    Hello, can someone tell me if the cocking indicator on a Savage 1899 can be put on a Savage 1895. Thanks
  2. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

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    I assume you are referring to the indicator pin on the upper tang. I believe one could be put on the 1895, but a Savage 95 in good condition has collector value and altering it that way would reduce the value. (It seems to me that it would be pretty easy to mess up that job and really ruin the gun.)

    Jim
  3. steve99f

    steve99f New Member

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    The Savage 1895 had the viewing port in the top of the bolt so that you could visually verify firing pin condition. The Model 1899 had the tilting block indicator. This changed to the pin in the upper tang Jim K referes to in 1908 at some point per Murray's "The Ninety Nine".

    Just changing out the bolt for an 1899 bolt is not a straight up swap. Different recoil shoulder design depending on the SN od the 1899. The bolt from a 1899 with a SN over 90,000 wouldn't work. Under that, maybe. Why ruin an 1895? Buy an 1899.
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