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    Bolt jeweling question?

    Is it possible to remove the jeweling from the bolt of a Savage 111 without harming the bolt? The only reason why I want to remove the jeweling is I hate jeweling.

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    yep. just take a sanding belt or any abrasive tool to it. Not a big deal.

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    My concern is reducing the diameter. Even if it only takes a couple of thousands of an inch. I would baking soda(or some other fine media) blast it or CeraKote or K-G NaNo coat it .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robinhood View Post
    My concern is reducing the diameter. Even if it only takes a couple of thousands of an inch. I would baking soda(or some other fine media) blast it or CeraKote or K-G NaNo coat it .
    REALLY? I don't see that as an issue. The bolt body doesn't even touch any other parts in the action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foxx View Post
    REALLY? I don't see that as an issue. The bolt body doesn't even touch any other parts in the action.
    Why not just put it on a belt sander then?

    Your probably right though. That body is pretty darn hard.
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    I like the jeweling but wish the Savage logo was gone...kind of a minimalist like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foxx View Post
    REALLY? I don't see that as an issue. The bolt body doesn't even touch any other parts in the action.
    That’s not true. Rear bridge. Diameter is critical to action feel.

    factory bolt body should be 0.693. PTG sells or use to sell a 0.699 bolt body to help alleviate action slop.

    I think Savage inner diameter on receiver is 0.700, but with all things these tolerances can and do change. Bolt bodies seem to measure 0.695 to 0.697.

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    Thanks Rusty, I didn't feel like making the point.
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    OK for a benchrest gun to have tight bolt body clearance.
    Not OK for field/prone, as the smallest grit/foreign object can make it hard to run the bolt or even lock it up.

    The ID of the front and back of the bolt receiver raceway needs to be measured with gauge pins as they're almost never the same, and clearance is obviously determined off the smaller dimension. There's tooling to bore the raceway oversize and concentric to the receiver threads for those rifles needing it.

    Shooting the bolt body with Cerakote or other suitable coating will at least eliminate the "flashy" look for you.

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    I don't mind the jeweling until it starts to wear, then it really starts looking like crap. I can usually use that as a judge of how much the rifle has been used, by how much the jeweling is worn.
    I too would prefer a plain shiny bolt body as opposed to the jeweling. However I hate to polish off the savage logo. I actually like having the logo on there myself.

    If I was to try and take it off, I would try some polishing compounds, something like clover compound, or just plain metal polishing compounds on a buffer wheel.

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