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Savage 755a help

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Maxtork, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. Maxtork

    Maxtork Member

    Hi All,

    I was hoping to find someone here who might be able to help me out. I was recently given a Savage model 755A shotgun that belonged to my Grandfather who has since passed away. I did a little looking on the internet and I know this particular model isn't worth a bunch to anyone else but to me it has value because it has been in my family a long time. I would really like to be able to use it even if it is only occasionally. Is there anyone reputable in particular that I could take this gun to and have it checked out (is there a Savage shotgun guru?)? I'm really clueless when it comes to shotguns (this is the first one I've ever had) and I really dont want to screw it up. I don't know any details on the gun like 12 or 16 gauge or anything else so I couldnt shoot it now if I wanted to. I'd just like to have someone look it over and tell me exactly what it is and if it is safe to shoot. I'm in western NC but I travel alot so I could possibly be in your neighborhood if you are interested in having a look. I would really appreciate any help you all can provide.

  2. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    What bore size it is should be stamped on the barrel, as should the chamber size. Start with that
  3. Maxtork

    Maxtork Member

    Sure enough it does. I must have missed it the last time I looked at it. So I have a 16 gauge 2 3/4" chamber. Is there any safe way to test this thing? I would rather not throw shells in it and pull the trigger and have it blow up in my face....figuratively and literally lol.

  4. mnrivrat

    mnrivrat Well-Known Member

    The Model 755 is a rounded receiver style gun that is recoil operated. Should be no need for a specialist so to speak, as any smith should be able to check your weapon for safe function.
  5. JohnBT

    JohnBT Well-Known Member

    "Is there any safe way to test this thing?"

    The traditional method is to tie it to a tire and then tie a long string to the trigger. Hide behind a big tree, or the corner of a building, and fire away.

  6. Maxtork

    Maxtork Member

    Thanks guys ...I'll see if I can find a local gunsmith to check it out and then go give it a whirl!


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