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#4115482 - 05/25/10 Any info on Savage 187J semiauto 22?  
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Just picked up one and mounted a vintage Weaver scope.
Haven't had a chance to shoot it yet (tomorrow) but this
thing has a rock steady balance.

Any leads or info on this one?

Thanks,
Jay

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#4117009 - 05/26/10 Re: Any info on Savage 187J semiauto 22? [Re: bsaride]  
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I owned one shortly in the mid '60's and decided the J stood for junk or jamamatic. It would jam about 70% of the time, so I traded it for a Winchester 77 and have never wanted another. Maybe yours will be better.

#4117766 - 05/26/10 Re: Any info on Savage 187J semiauto 22? [Re: Joe]  
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Where the B&O and Pennsylvania...
It looks similar to the entire family of Savage Model 6 and 7 rifles (I have a Springfield 87 variant).

The only issues I know of are some bolt stickiness when certain screws are loose, and feeding issues involving the sheetmetal lifter.

#4120466 - 05/27/10 Re: Any info on Savage 187J semiauto 22? [Re: Fushigi_Ojisan]  
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This will take you some time to read but it covers about every variation of this design and just about every problem you might encounter within the Savage model 6 family - the 187 is one of the last versions but you will see that it still is basically a model 6. Savage semi-auto info
- there also are several other older threads that have a lot of info that you can search for.



Gene

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#4140992 - 06/04/10 Re: Any info on Savage 187J semiauto 22? [Re: GeneB]  
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If you have problems with your auto, look at the Savage threads on www.rimfirecentral.com Over there they have rebuilt, cussed at, sworn by, and generally worked over the Savage/Stevens/Springfield/Western Auto/You Name It brands of "Savage" 5&6 series autos. You wouldn't believe how many kinds of "sheet metal lifters" there are out there....they made that series for a LONG time!

When they work, these are great guns, tho! "Clunk, clunk, clunk"!!!! Say, where'd all those holes come from?


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