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phideaux4886
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USA
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Posted - 07/08/2006 :  1:45:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have this Savage 12 Gauge that has the following marks on the receiver:
Savage Automatic
Manufactured by
Savage Arms Corporation
Utica, New York, USA

John M. Browning Patent 1900

It has a serial number 26200 and looks like a Browning A5.
I'm looking for some history (age etc.) and the answer to a question.
The barrel has a "Mossberg type, C-lect" adjustable choke and it's total length is 27" long.
I know that gun won't be worth all that much, but it's the only auto shotgun I have and I like it.
My question relates to replacing the barrel with something with choke tubes.
Will the Browning A5 barrels fit on this Savage copy?
And I should ask another question.
Is the John M. Browning Patent 1900 the A5 shotgun?
Thanks for any help.
DSM

Zechariah 2:1-2
Proverbs 22:28 Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.

phideaux4886
Senior Member

USA
1353 Posts

Posted - 07/08/2006 :  2:19:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Maybe someone has this book and can find some answers.
Title: SAVAGE & STEVENS ARMS COLLECTOR'S HISTORY.
Author: Kimmel, Jay.

Zechariah 2:1-2
Proverbs 22:28 Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.

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hedgehopper62
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Posted - 07/08/2006 :  2:26:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You have the model 720 mfg.1930-49,i have the same gun mine was mfg 1943-44 ser.no.758XX mine was made for the mil.The browning and remington model 11 barrels will fit but need to have the head space checked. I have used the savage barrel on a browning I had back in the 60's worked fine. tks hedge
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MIKE WISKEY
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Posted - 07/08/2006 :  3:02:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
you could also have the choke tubes installed on your barrel and get rid of the "corn cob".

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phideaux4886
Senior Member

USA
1353 Posts

Posted - 07/08/2006 :  3:16:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The "corn cob" is what I'd like to get rid of, but I have no knowledge of the process for removal.
I'm concerned I'd be left with a much shorter barrel.
DSM

Zechariah 2:1-2
Proverbs 22:28 Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.

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tocamoha
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237 Posts

Posted - 07/08/2006 :  9:19:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I sent my Rem. Model 11 barrel to Carlson's .They cut off the Poly-Choke and threaded it for tubes and installed a taller front sight base and bead.Their # is 785-626-3700
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phideaux4886
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USA
1353 Posts

Posted - 07/09/2006 :  11:37:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks to all.
DSM

Zechariah 2:1-2
Proverbs 22:28 Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.

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