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 Post subject: Savage 720 (Browning auto 5) Loose Forend
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:35 pm 
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I have been cleaning a neglected Savage 720 for a family member. Among the many issues this gun had developed, the forend had a crack going its entire length. The crack was internal, leading from the detent and going all the way back. The forend had also spayed open about 3/16" inch.

I glued it back up and clamped it. The issue is after resembling the firearm, the forend is able to rock left and right a bit. It pivots on the tube and stops when the wood contacts the barrel. I have never handled an a5 before and was wondering if this is normal.




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 Post subject: Re: Savage 720 (Browning auto 5) Loose Forend
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:32 am 
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That is "normal" if there isn't a small amount of wood at the rear to "lip into" the receiver, which c an be commonly worn off on old and abused guns.

Doesn't hurt a thing, just is what it is.
The fore-end will scuff bluing off the barrel as it cycles, but they all can do that, that is normal wear in use.

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 Post subject: Re: Savage 720 (Browning auto 5) Loose Forend
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:11 pm 
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OldStufferA5#1911 wrote:
That is "normal" if there isn't a small amount of wood at the rear to "lip into" the receiver, which c an be commonly worn off on old and abused guns.

Doesn't hurt a thing, just is what it is.
The fore-end will scuff bluing off the barrel as it cycles, but they all can do that, that is normal wear in use.


Excellent, other than that, the gun is working great. I brought it out shooting on Sunday and now I kind of want one of my own. I always found shotguns a little boring (don't hate me :D ) but this thing is anything but boring.


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