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jjmorgan64
July 4, 2002, 06:45 PM
I just picked this up at a yard sale, it is a very nice semi 12 guage.

No blueing left but it has very nice engravings of dogs on one side and ducks on the other.

Any opinions experience, looks like a nice gun.

Al Thompson
July 4, 2002, 06:51 PM
I'm unsure of the model names, but suspect it's the A-5 model. Is the receiver squared off or rounded like an 1100?

jjmorgan64
July 4, 2002, 06:55 PM
The reciever is pretty rounded, The top 1 inch or so of the reciever is larger than the rest the whole length of the reciever.

Al Thompson
July 4, 2002, 08:47 PM
If you have your hand on the grip, is there a very smooth surface ahead of you or is there a 90 degree flat surface? The Savage that I have shot was another version of the Browning A-S. When the patent ran out, Savage produced the same gun.

On another note, is there a small lever on the left side?

jjmorgan64
July 4, 2002, 09:24 PM
I got home,
It looks a little like this

jjmorgan64
July 4, 2002, 09:26 PM
Left side, no lever

jjmorgan64
July 4, 2002, 09:28 PM
I love that Rich let's us post all these pics:D

Harley Nolden
July 5, 2002, 05:40 AM
The Savage 755 was mfg'd between 1949-1958, Top dollar around $295, bottom dollar $75.00

HJN

Al Thompson
July 5, 2002, 06:50 AM
JM, ya got me on that one. Have no idea on the specifics of the Savage you've got. :(

Harley Nolden
July 5, 2002, 08:15 AM
In my opinion, you do have a 755 model. The "A" indicates a change from the 755, but don't know what the change would be. I have attached a photo of the 755 for your convenience.

HJN

jjmorgan64
July 5, 2002, 12:10 PM
Harvey that looks like her, I can't tell any difference from your pic.

Thank you gentlemen.:D

jmg198
October 24, 2008, 03:30 PM
The A represents the lightweight version of the 755. It has a aluminum alloy chamber. My grandfather gave me his 755A before he past away. I have used it to shoot trap and for deer and squirrel. I think its a great gun to own. It is difficult to find information on and I am looking for places to buy replacement parts or if any of the parts are interchangeable with other makes and models. Hope this helps.

hillbille
October 26, 2008, 08:17 AM
jmg hit the nail on the head, I think the only difference was the alluminium receiver versus the steel receiver. the only " bad " things I have heard were the alluminium receivers had a tendency to crack, the stress cracks will cause the gun to be pretty much a wall hanger. Look close and if this is the case you may want to have it looked at by a reliable gunsmith.

opious
March 3, 2009, 04:40 AM
i have a 720 with similar engravings. i have questions as well, but i've learned a bit. the most important thing is that my baby is 71 years old but she spits lead like she is brand new. verry reliable, but she doesn't like shells with small brass or any aluminum.