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Would love some help, Savage-Springfield 745B

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by Big Russ, Dec 12, 2009.

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  1. Big Russ

    Big Russ Member

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    Hi fellas, got a question for you, or maybe two.... I'm looking for some information on my grandfather-in-law's Savage-Springfield 745B.

    On the left side of the barrel there is a stamp that reads: "SAVAGE ARMS CORPORATION - WESTFIELD, MASS, U.S.A."

    The right side reads: "PROOF TESTED 12 GAUGE - 2 3/4 INCH CHAMBER"

    There are 3 engravings on either side of the shotgun of a grouse/pheasant between two shrubs, and on the right hand side of the receiver there is a stamp that reads Springfield 745B.

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    What year were these produced? What would one of these be worth? Not looking to part ways with it, God only knows it's one of the highlights of my collection... just never heard much about it.
     
  2. Steven Mace

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    Big Russ, the Savage Model 745 was part of a series of shotguns, model 720, 755, & the lightweight 745 & 775 (aluminum receiver) and were a clone of the Browning Auto-5. These shotguns were made from about 1930-1949. I see a Savage 745 listed on gunsamerica.com for $225. Hope this helps!

    Steve Mace
     
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  3. Big Russ

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    Ahh ok... I knew about the Browning A-5's but had no idea just about everyone else cloned them. Thanks!
     
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