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Old September 25, 2010, 02:07 PM   #1
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Savage Stevens model 720 manufacture date

This weekend at the gun show I bought a Savage Stevens model 720 12 gauge. The serial # is 522XX and it has a 28 inch barrel.
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Old September 26, 2010, 09:47 AM   #2
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I have never seen a list of SNs for that model. From another post a few years ago...

"I believe that is going to be an early one. I have one with #604XX that was supposed to have been born in about 1940 and a #921XX from probably 1945 or 46. Savage produce the 720 from 1930 to 1949. "
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Old September 27, 2010, 05:55 AM   #3
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I shot a few low brass loads out of it and I liked how it performed. Is it safe to shoot heavier loads, buckshot and slugs out of it as well?
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Old September 27, 2010, 10:21 PM   #4
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Define heavier.

I'd have no problem using short magnums or most other 2 3/4" ammo. The rings may need resetting if you do so.

Not a major problem. These are tanks. I'd stick to lead, no non toxics or turkey loads. Standard 9 pellet 00 loads and 2 3/4" slugs, should be fine.
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