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 Post subject: Springfield Model 67F
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:28 pm 
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I bought a 67F from a friend over the weekend. I bought it for a good price, but have been told by some that the 67 has a history of being a POS. :?:

Whats the scoop? This is going to be a beater gun for my sons to use. Its not going to be my go-to gun.
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 Post subject: re: Springfield Model 67F
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:00 pm 
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It's not a bad design. The early ones worked well.

What makes some Model 67's the worst modern repeating shotguns is that near the end, about twenty years ago or so, Savage let quality control of everything, parts, fit, finish, assembly, just everything, get so bad that a majority of those last guns wouldn't even function. I had a buddy buy one at Wal Mart in the middle 80's, and he took it back, time and time again, trying to find one that would work, and finally got his money back. I've seen others that were just utter junk.

I do own a Savage Model 30, which is a dressed up version of your gun, that was made about 1960. It's a queen. Great quality, fit, finish, and function.

If your gun works at all, it should keep right on working.


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 Post subject: re: Springfield Model 67F
PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:34 pm 
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I have one I inherited from my father in law. It was made in the late 1970s and is a POS and had only been fired a couple of times before he died (hence no sentimentality about it). As I wouldn't get much for it, I keep it as a back up gun.


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 Post subject: re: Springfield Model 67F
PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:04 pm 
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I have a 67H. It was my very first firearm that didn't use air as the propellant. My dad got it for me when I was 12 for my birthday. I hunted with it for about 12 years as my only shotgun and it has been fine. All the scratches and dings I put on it are memories not flaws, at least to me. If I ever have to sell every thing I own it will be one of the last things to go. I did have to replace the little screw and ring on the right side of the receiver (retainer screw?) when it vibrated out while bouncing it around on an ATV, but that is the only thing I have ever had to have done.

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 Post subject: re: Springfield Model 67F
PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:49 pm 
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Dad bought me a 67 when I graduated high school in 67. He paid 35.00 which was a lot of money then for a steel foundry worker.
It's not beautiful and sometimes the shells would hang up but I have held on to her for sentimental reasons. It is in like new shape. I killed a lot of game with it including a 160 class whitetail using slugs. IT was all I had to use.
She sits in the gun case now, again for sentimental reasons.

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