Savage Mod 30 12g pump action shotgun

This item is HIRE ONLY for use by a recognised Film, TV, Commercials or Theatre production company.




 The Savage Model 30 is a pump-action shotgun manufactured by the Savage Arms Company of Utica, New York. It is widely used for sport shooting, hunting and self-defense.

The Model 36 is a five shot weapon, although originally designed for civilian use, it had good sales for law enforcement use and was also remodeled as a military item with a 20” barrel, the addition of sling swivels, polymer furniture and with a parkerised finish.

Helpful Info

The Model 36 was first produced in 1958 and continued in production until 1989.

Foxtrot example shown here is a Savage  Model 30 with 16″ barrel, 5-shot magazine, is fitted with chequered pistol grip walnut stock and forend and is in a blued finish.

Film Set Notes

The pump-action shotgun is another action sequence staple, they’re reliable, actor friendly and the shorter barreled versions, useable in confined spaces and give good flash.

We normally use  shotgun 12g blanks loaded with black powder that gives a slower burn than smokeless loads, resulting in a bright muzzle flash, accompanied by an amount of smoke, a dramatic effect.

A pump action shotgun also has the bonus of having one of he most distinctive ‘loading‘ sounds as the action is racked open and then shut deftly – it is good ‘punctuation’ in a drama soundscape.