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Slayer 05-03-2008 10:07 PM

Savage Model 69
 
Hi everyone, I was hoping someone had info on a Savage Model 69 shotgun, serial number D763XXX. I would appreciate any info! Thank you.

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Mssr. Eleganté 05-04-2008 12:29 AM

I think the Savage Model 69 was Savage/Stevens attempt to get into the police shotgun market. They marketed it as a cheaper alternative to the Ithica M37 and the Remington M870. I have a Stevens Model 77 made by Savage that looks just like your Model 69. I don't know what the differences are between the two models though. I've never seen a Model 69 with a long barrel, so it might just be a Model 77 with a short barrel.

Savage/Stevens guns have never really had the same collector value of the other big gun companies, especially their products from the 1960's and '70's. But they are well made and a good value. My Model 77 only cost $143 out the door at a firearms auction in San Francisco a couple of years ago. The winning bid was $105 and all the rest was auction and DROS fees. It works just as well as my Model 870 and Model 12 shotguns.

Slayer 05-04-2008 10:04 AM

Thanks for the info. I got it for $100, I don't think it's ever been fired. It's got a 20" barrel and excellent condition. I don't care about it's collector value or resell value, I just picked it up to use as a fun gun at the range. Do you know if it shoots 2 3/4" or 3" shells? Both?

Pulsar 05-04-2008 10:50 AM

Should say on the side of the barrel if it can handle 3" loads or not, if it doesn't say anything about 3", stick with 2 3/4". Be aware that some of the early variations of this gun were setup for 2 1/2" shells. I've also run into variations that won't run properly on modern plastic cartridges, as the plastic cartridge after fired is actually longer than the ejection port on the gun.

Also be very careful if you ever take it apart for cleaning, their are many little springs in the trigger group that like to fall out if the group is out of the gun.


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