Should You Be Collecting the Savage Model 720 “Humpback” Semi-Auto?

The Savage Model 720 Shotgun is a classic long-recoil, semi-automatic shotgun. A product of the Savage Arms Company, the Model 720 is a piece of history. It was introduced around 1930 and remained in production until 1949. The shotgun was primarily modeled after the famed Browning Auto-5, which was the first mass-produced semi-automatic shotgun. Indeed, the Savage Model 720 was born out of a licensing agreement with the Browning Company to use the design of theĀ  “Humpback” Auto-5.

Constructed with a robust design that could withstand even the harshest of conditions, the Savage 720 was designed with durability in mind. The gun’s barrel and receiver were constructed from sturdy steel, providing a strong framework that guaranteed longevity. In addition, its wooden stock and forearm were built to withstand the wear and tear of regular use.

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