• Savage Model 25 Bolt Assembly/Disassembly

    The Savage Model 25 bolt assembly differs from that of the long-standing 110-series model bolt that most people are familiar with. The bolt assembly consists of different parts and the assembly/tear-down procedure is different as well. This article will identify the components that make up the Model 25 bolt assembly and show how to properly assemble/disassemble the assembly.

    Bolt Assembly Parts:

    Bolt Assembly Screw (BAS)
    Cocking Pin
    Firing Pin
    Firing Pin Spring
    Bolt Body
    Bolt Head Retaining Pin
    Bolt Head Assembly
    Spring Washer

    Tear-Down:


    1. Move the cocking pin to the lower (fired) position. This will take the tension off the firing pin spring and drop the cocking indicator so you can remove the BAS (bolt assembly screw)
    2. Remove the BAS
    3. Make sure the cocking pin is in the lowered position, which should expose the front of the firing pin spring through the ramped port in the bolt body. Using a small screwdriver, push the spring rearward then pull out the cocking pin. The pin has a groove in which the tail of the spring engages to retain the pin, thus the need to push the spring rearward.
    4. Remove the firing pin/spring assembly from the bolt body
    5. Remove the Bolt Head Retaining Pin by pressing it out in either direction to remove bolt head from bolt body.



    Assembly:


    1. Insert bolt head into bolt body, making sure the "flats" on both are aligned, and insert the bolt head retaining pin making sure the hole is properly aligned to allow the firing pin to pass through.
    2. Reinstall the firing pin/spring assembly into the bolt body
    3. Reinstall the cocking pin through the firing pin. It may be necessary to push the firing pin spring rearward to allow the pin to pass through.
    4. Reinstall the BAS.
    5. Flip the cocking pin to the cocked position.



    Related Photos:



    Various parts that make up the Model 25 bolt assembly This photo shows how the firing pin spring's tail protrudes into the cocking pin slot to retain the cocking piece pin.
    This photo shows the groove machined into the cocking pin to accept and use the tail of the firing pin spring for retention. Make sure the flat on the bolt head (with serial number) and the machined flat on the bottom of the bolt body are properly aligned during reassembly.


    DISCLAIMER:
    The information contained in this article and the attached video are for educational purposes only. Should you choose to use this information to alter or modify your firearm you do so of your own accord. In doing so you accept full responsibility for any adverse affects, damages, injuries and/or death that may occur as a result.


    Comments 9 Comments
    1. thomae's Avatar
      thomae -
      Thank you for posting .
      With the exception of the bolt handle, this bolt is very similar (in the way it is constructed and assembled) to the bolt found on the Savage Axis.
    1. fgw_in_fla's Avatar
      fgw_in_fla -
      Nicely done....
      Almost makes me want to go & buy a 25.
      Is that the .22 LR version of a bolt action?
      I don't believe I've ever had a look at one up close. Is it a good rifle to teach grandkids with? I'm using a Marlin 60 now...

      Nice presentation.

      Frank in Fla
    1. J.Baker's Avatar
      J.Baker -
      Quote Originally Posted by fgw_in_fla View Post
      Nicely done....
      Almost makes me want to go & buy a 25.
      Is that the .22 LR version of a bolt action?
      I don't believe I've ever had a look at one up close. Is it a good rifle to teach grandkids with? I'm using a Marlin 60 now...

      Nice presentation.

      Frank in Fla
      No, the Model 25 is a centerfire bolt-action designed for small diameter cartridges (22 Hornet, 223 Rem, 204 Ruger). Rimfire bolt action rifles are the Mark I, Mark II and 93R models.
    1. RichJ's Avatar
      RichJ -
      Is the retaining bolt a left or right hand thread?
      Thanks for sharing

      Rich
    1. MSgtPatrick's Avatar
      MSgtPatrick -
      Can't disassemble the bolt
    1. MSgtPatrick's Avatar
      MSgtPatrick -
      I am unable to disassemble the bolt. The bolt assemble screw was factory torqued to over 60 pounds. Any suggestions.
    1. Kilo9's Avatar
      Kilo9 -
      Quote Originally Posted by MSgtPatrick View Post
      I am unable to disassemble the bolt. The bolt assemble screw was factory torqued to over 60 pounds. Any suggestions.
      mine was impossible by hand the first time. I used a Ryobi impact driver and 1/4 bit to remove with out any problems.
    1. Gunnutty's Avatar
      Gunnutty -
      Is there a video on this? Savage sent me a new extractor/ ejector but I can't find anything on tearing down the bolt on a 25? Also I'm new here and might be missing pictures on this thread. I see 4 pictures now but that's it. Thank you everyone.
    1. possible's Avatar
      possible -
      Very good disassembly instructions. It does however need just a few more pictures of the parts as they fit to the instructions.



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