This Is How Savage Arms Makes A Rifle

This Is How Savage Arms Makes A Rifle

We got an exclusive factory tour of the Savage Arms manufacturing center in Westfield, Massachusetts, where they’re making some of America’s best firearms.

It’s not every day you get to see a full manufacturing process, from start to finish, that ends with a finished product so deep-seated in America’s hunting and shooting sports heritage.

We got that opportunity with a unique, inside look at the Savage Arms factory, located in Westfield, Massachusetts. It’s at the center of the historic region that’s been churning out guns inn the United States since the Revolutionary War.

Though plenty has changed since those times, one thing that hasn’t is Savage’s dedication to dreaming up, creating, and distributing guns that do more than put a smile on your face when you finally make the decision to get one of your own.

And it’s all done under one roof, from bar stock to assembly, and from test firing to packaging. The gun company continually produces new models of rimfire, bolt-action rifles, and MSRs. The Savage name has been at the forefront for more than a century, as they celebrated their 125th anniversary last year.

The production of Savage guns has been streamlined and improved over the years, with a mix of sophisticated modern-day technology and old school craftsmanship done by hand. And it’s here where engineers came up with the AccuFit and AccuTrigger features, groundbreaking steps in the modern gun world.

The way they straighten the rifle barrels, how they apply the camo stock, and the live ammo test firing were all incredibly interesting to see. We watched modern sporting rifles get wrapped in boxes, long distance hunting rifles get their stock assembled, and lightweight varmint guns get laser etched. We saw pre-World War II-era equipment alongside futuristic robots and heat blasting furnaces.

Much like the gigantic American flag that hangs from the ceiling of the factory, the guns Savage makes are symbols of what makes this country great. A lot of hardworking folks put in serious time and effort, and they all seem extremely proud of their jobs. Those in charge are proud too, and strive to make the whole manufacturing process as good as it can be.

After getting a firsthand look at that process, it’s clear why Savage is among the top of their industry, helping people exercise their Second Amendment rights and preserve the hunting heritage we all know and love.

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  1. 318 Overwatch on November 1, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    Only rifle I will own. Best shooting hands down.

  2. Silence DoGood on November 1, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    Savage rifles have never let me down in 50 years I love them right of of the box dead accurate hard to find these days they always had the best barrels !

  3. country life on November 1, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    Should bring the savage model 99 back

  4. godwhomismike on November 1, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    0:43 – is that the bull barrel for the 17HMR?

  5. FanBuzz on November 1, 2021 at 9:48 pm


  6. robert frederick on November 1, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    If the machining is dead on there would be no reason to hand straiten,better update everything and with the Technology these days there would be no reason to hand straiten a rifle barrel and the money they charge for some of these rifles there is no reason for not updating everything.

  7. Circle8 Brewery on November 1, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    🇺🇸 made and I try to buy stuff this way… I prefer the barrel twist rates that savage puts out on many of its models

  8. Randy Schaff on November 1, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    Very good value. They shoot they work.

  9. Slow Hand Luke on November 1, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    To Bad their website is such a Mess…

  10. Bigotón Brand on November 1, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    Where are all the lefty rifles?

  11. country life on November 1, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    Is 212 220 made there

  12. Larry Vin on November 1, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    Mass produced, low quality control, if any quality control is even there anymore. My wife an i went to a few different places looking at the Savage brand… unbelievable junk. One gun, i opened the bolt and it seized right up halfway back. The next place my wife an i went to, opened the bolt on 2 rifles, run the bolt backwards and forwards, sounded like a hacksaw cutting a pipe. On another occasion, the wood wasn`t even finished on one we looked at. It had slivers hanging out all over the stock. No thanks, keep your junk. We`ll never look into the savage line ever again. Proud to say, my wife an i both buy HOWA rifles now. Zero issues. Not to mention, a far better trigger on the HOWA`s, and outstanding accuracy.

  13. CaravanSlob on November 1, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    Strange some Australian kids told me they were made in china…

  14. otahu Rice on November 1, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    I Love My Savage FIREARMs!! I have Other Brands from the USA and Savage is 100%. I hope that the company continues for a long long time.

  15. Casey Boat on November 1, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Bring back the Logo.

  16. Porbeagle_1_ on November 1, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    you missed your chance to put a nice american cowboy soundtrack in the background… anyway GJ at savage looks a nice place to work.

  17. ub1243 on November 1, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    I just picked up my fourth Savage rifle. And it’s my third model 16. This one in .204 Ruger