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 Post subject: Savage Model 755A
PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2004 3:06 pm 
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Hello gentlemen (and you too Mars),

My father-in-law got the "Steal-of-a-lifetime" the other day. He bought a Savage Model 755A for $10 at a garage sale. Yup, you read correctly, $10! I had never heard of the 755 before, but it is very similar to the Auto-5 in basic operation, however the internal parts seem to be much more complicated. If anyone has a history on the 755 I would love to hear it.

Anyway, it is missing the lifter assembly and a few screws which we just ordered from Numrich. However, it is in pretty good shape.

Serial number is 585XXX. 12 gauge, 28", 2 3/4". Can someone give me an approximate date of manufacture and a value layout?

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 Post subject: Re: Savage Model 755A
PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2004 5:07 pm 
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Unfortunately...

Savage is very 'secretive' about the dates of production of different models by serial number...You will have to contact the 'Savage Historian' whose name is, Mr. John Callahan 53 old Quarry Road Westfield Ma. 01085. The charge for this service is $15.00 per gun - please allow 2-4 weeks for an adequate response...

The 755/775 are 'rounded-back' clones from the Browning A-5/Remington Model 11/Savage Model 720 family...

I have a 775A...The receiver is all Aluminum...Is your 755A a steel reciever?...I am pretty sure that this is the major difference between the 755A and 775A...

Same scene on the receiver, but mine is cast and I believe the 755A is 'scroll-rolled' imprint...

I believe the 755 was manufactured from 1949-1958, and that the 775 was made from 1950-1965...

I think ;-)

PS.....I use mine for everything from bunnies to partridge (ruffed grouse) and ducks and geese, and have fired 00 Buck with good patterns on paper...The chambers are only 2 3/4, but with a Savage 'Super-Choke' adjustable, they are one versatile, and reliable auto-loader...

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