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Savage 755a help

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

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  1. Maxtork

    Maxtork Member

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    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.

    Thanks
    Max
     
  2. oneounceload

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

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    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.

    Max
     
  4. mnrivrat

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    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

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    "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.

    John
     
  6. Maxtork

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

    Max
     
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