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Rare US WWII Savage Model 720 12 Ga. Semi Auto Aerial Training Shotgun - C&R Ok


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Location (State):
California (CA)
California


Member For:
12 Years 6 Months
AUCTION CLOSED

WINNER: L************t

HIGH BID: $350.01

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Shipping Fee: $35.00

Auction: 11007361

Auction Type:
Penny Auctions Basic
NRA Grade:
Very Good
Current High Bidder:
L************t
History:
57 Bids ($0.01 starting bid)
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Bid Increment:
$0.01
Auction Start:
(April 12, 2012 09:25:15 PT)
Auction Ended:
(April 26, 2012 18:04:00 PT)

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Seller's Description

Guns For Sale - Rare US WWII Savage Model 720 -- 12 Ga. Semi Auto Aerial Training Shotgun - C&R Ok

LSB#: 120228JM16

Make: Savage

Model: 720 Military Aerial Trainer

Serial Number: 82195

Year of Manufacture: 1941-1945

Caliber: 12 Gauge

Action Type: Semi-Auto

Markings: The left side of the receiver is stamped with the Flaming Ordnance Bomb, "P" proof mark, and "U.S." The left side of the barrel is stamped, “Savage / Savage Arms Corporation / Utica, New York, USA / Model 720”. It has the correct Flaming Ordnance Bomb and "P" proof mark on the barrel with the four "asterisk" choke marks which show that this is an original long barrel for aerial gunnery training. The serial number “82195” is stamped on the bottom of the receiver. The right side of the barrel is marked, “Proof Tested – 12 Gauge / - 2 ¾ Inch Chamber –“. The choke is marked, “12 Gauge / Weaver Choke / El Paso Tex. U.S.A. / Pats Pend. / Pat. No. 1773260”.

Barrel Length: 29” with Weaver choke in place, 24” without the choke.

Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a screw for a front sight, and a striated groove rear sight.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are oiled wood. The LOP measures 14 ¾”. There is a recoil pad indifferently fitted. It has the correct forend for the Savage 720, with the longitudinal groove down it’s length. The wood is surprisingly good showing handling but very few nicks. There is one nick on the bottom of the butt and one on the bottom of the pistol grip. The stocks rate in about Very Good overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is shiny, showing good care. There is no erosion.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 75% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows some turning to brown patina. There are scuffs through the bluing on the lower right side of the receiver, the bottom of the tang, and on the Weaver choke, at the muzzle. The Screw heads are good. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions smoothly and correctly; the bolt locks open and releases, and the trigger trips the striker. We have not fired this shotgun.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: A Weaver Choke/compensator is attached to the barrel.

Our Assessment: This is a very interesting shotgun! A martially marked Savage 720 is one of the rarer military shotguns ever procured by the U.S. Less than 15,000 of these were ever made; even fewer survived the conflict. This one is correctly marked with the four stars beneath the Flaming Bomb Ordnance marking, which marks it as a correct military trainer. These were used to help train aerial gunners to hit flying objects. The Weaver choke may actually be an original piece; we have seen them attached to a couple of other military-marked 720s; if you know more about this possibility, please contact us! The Savage shotguns are near copies of the Browning A5, one of the all-time classic semi-auto designs. In any case, there aren’t many around. This one is in strong working condition. This is a good find for the WWII collector.

CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This shotgun can be transferred in California and is C&R eligible.


Payment and Shipping Instructions:
Shipping:

UPS Insured shipping will cost $35. To reduce the likelihood of damage during shipping, we may disassemble long guns by removing stocks when it is possible & easy and will not damage the wood or screws. We will also break down takedowns. We have had problems with rough carrier handling breaking the stocks at the wrist, and since we have begun to disassemble, we have not had any breakage. All parts will be individually wrapped. If you would prefer to not have your item disassembled, please let us know as soon as you win the bid. We package all merchandise for shipment on the Monday following the sale.

Your item will be shipped within 1 week of receipt of good funds, usually the next day. You will receive an automatic notification with a tracking number upon shipment, to let you know that we have received funds. If you are in Southern California, you are welcome to pick your item up and complete the transfer at our shop in Simi Valley (M-F, 8-5).

This gun can only be shipped to an FFL or C&R, and it will be shipped from an FFL. It is your responsibility to ensure that the gun is legal to own and receive in your area. Please include a copy of your C&R or your dealer’s license with payment. We will need CFLC numbers for CA FFL’s to ship. We are FFL dealers and comply with all Federal, State and Local laws.

Payment:

Full payment on non-layaway items is required within 14 days. We accept Cashiers Checks, Money Orders, Cash and Personal Checks. No Credit Cards or electronic payments are accepted. To help us properly apply your payment, please indicate what item you have purchased when payment and/or FFL are sent. If you would like to be notified when we receive your payment, please obtain a tracking number from your carrier. We receive about 40 checks a day and do not have the staff required to email everyone when we receive checks.

CA Sales tax applies to CA buyers (7.25%).

Layaways are offered on all items, requiring a 20% non refundable down payment within 7 days of the auction’s close and the balance within 60 days. We do not require prior notice to place an item on the layaway. No returns are accepted on layaway items and the item will be considered abandoned after 60 days.

Successful Bidder Instructions:

You will be invoiced by the morning following the sale. This invoice will include totals for the sale and all instructions.

If you win an item and are not willing or able to complete the sale, you will be liable for 5% of the sale price.

Returns (less shipping) are accepted within 3 days of when the item is delivered with signature confirmation. Returns are very costly for both the buyer and for us, so please ask all of your questions before bidding and please be sure you can legally purchase this item.

Please leave feedback when the gun is happily received, we will leave feedback in return. If you are not satisfied, for any reason, please contact us before leaving negative or neutral feedback. (805) 285-0715

No gun should be fired without being examined by a competent gunsmith.

Payment Methods:

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Ships Using:
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