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Old 01-29-2015, 06:12 AM
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After a few hours of dove hunting, my shotgun decided to malfunction. It is a Savage model 755a, it is my father-in-law's father's gun.
What happened baffles me to no end. After a 2 shot series the barrel and the bolt where pulled back into the shell discharge area. I messed with it a bit last night and the barrel went back to it's original position. After charging the bolt and releasing it a couple of times there was no issue and it performed as normal.
The question, is this a normal operation? I have not paid attention to it before but I think it is not.
I have included a picture to indicate where the barrel and bolt where stuck.
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Old 01-29-2015, 09:26 AM
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Time for a deep cleaning and lube !
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Old 01-29-2015, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Sheridan
Time for a deep cleaning and lube !
The 755a is a long-recoil operated gun, same principal as the Browning A-5. When it goes off, there's lots of stuff happening. everything has to work together for it to operate. A good cleaning is it probably needs.
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Old 01-30-2015, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Wingbone
The 755a is a long-recoil operated gun, same principal as the Browning A-5. When it goes off, there's lots of stuff happening. everything has to work together for it to operate. A good cleaning is it probably needs.
Thanks for the reply. Will do.
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