Savage Arms B.MAG Bolt (17 WSM)

August 24, 2015

Dear Valued Customer,

Savage Arms has discovered that the bolt on some B.MAG rifles may inadvertently catch the safety button and slide it forward into the "fire" position. This condition is primarily present if downward pressure is applied to the bolt too early while pushing it forward. While Savage has received no reports of accidents due to this condition, we have decided to offer free retrofits of all B.MAG rifle bolts out of an abundance of caution and in our ongoing commitment to quality and safety.

To avoid possible unintentional discharge or injury, do not use your B.MAG rifle until your bolt has been retrofitted with a new bolt handle and cap. For instructions on receiving your free bolt retrofit, visit For other questions related to this bolt recall, call us at 844-784-3301 Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm EST. This retrofit only applies to Savage B.MAG rifle bolts.

The bolt retrofit includes the replacement of the existing bolt handle and bolt cap with a revised bolt handle and bolt cap.

The correct, revised parts are easily identified:

Old bolt configuration
Existing tapered bolt cap
New bolt configuration
Revised bolt handle with detent mark on arm — replaces existing bolt handle
Revised (blunt) bolt cap – replaces tapered cap

To avoid serious injury or death with any rifle, observe these precautions:

Savage Arms is the leader in accuracy, quality and value, and we stand behind our products. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.


Savage Arms

Written Retrofit Instructions
Video Retrofit Walk-Through
Frequently Asked Questions

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