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I also bought a browning a5 light 12 serial # 3G any ideas on date? How much is a browning Belgium 12 gauge light gold trigger worth?. Browning a5 20 ga numbers on breach 70z behind the trigger engraved by hand trying to date this. has a gold-plated trigger, a checkered pistol grip stock with either a round knob before or a flat knob until. The Browning Automatic 5, most often Auto-5 or simply A-5, is a recoil-operated semi-automatic shotgun designed by John Browning. It was the first successful.
The picture on the box shows a full length wad with the shot enclosed. In Trap shooting the wad is always thrown out a couple of yards.
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I would think the wad would protect the bore. Anyone responding, please tell me your qualifications to answer. If someone says I ruined a barrel doing it, I will listen.
One of my twin granddaughters wants that gun. It must remain undamagehd but I truly would like another goose hunt with my son-in-law before all my hunting is in front of, the fireplace with a magazine Thanks bro for a reply. I live in Virginia. It needed a good cleaning. I used you tube to disassemble.
At the time I was not aware of the differences in the Firing pin set ups. Can someone tell me for sure which one is correct?
The one I have is round and inserted thru a small pin guide. It just doesn,t feel right. It does not have the retractor spring. I was told the early ones didnt have a spring. Im mainly concerned with a slam fire. It is a 3-shot and I recently took most of it apart and found it to be pretty clean and gave it a good oiling and some polish on the stocks and it is good to go. My question is how to I find a owners manual, the browning website does not seem to have something from the same era.
I would like taking it apart for a thorough cleaning and ensuring I am putting it back together for the correct type of ammunition. Thanks for any advice. Bevel toward receiver and brass bevel toward barrel.
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Kicks like a mule with low brass heavy target loads. Do you think I need to replace the spring?
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Everything else is in great condition. This is truly one of the best shotguns ever made, my dad used it for most of his life and I have used it since I was old enough to hunt. This gun has preformed flawlessly for over 59 years and I expect it to keep doing just that when I leave it to my son and grandson. My first shotgun was an Ithaca Model 37 pump in 12 Ga.
Easy to shoot for a lefty with its bottom ejection of spent shells, and completely reliable in every respect. I gave it a world class cleaning and re-seated the barrel rings according to the book. Heavier than the Ithaca 37 pump, and lately I make good use of a sling, but what a wonderful gun. The magazine cut-off is a sweet little feature. Everyone who sees it in the field recognizes it for the wonderful gun that it is. Or, I tell them! Rushton May 21, This old gun has probably killed a boxcar load of rabbits and quail before I was even born.
It came with a inch improved cylinder barrel, and I later picked up a inch full choke barrel from a Model 11 for it.
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One was a Remington Model 11 12 ga. One was an A-5 20 ga. Dad bought the Model 11 in from an Army captain who purchased a newer gun. Inas it turned out, Dad and the Army Captain were competitors in a skeet match, which Dad won during which he shot straight with that Model Powder residue completely covering everything in the trigger group except the hammer.
Shot my dads 3 shot humpback made in St. It didn;t have a mag tube plug, only held 3. He bought it after returning from WW2. I had a set of brownings for my 3 boys, 20,16,12,12mag. All twelve were stolen form our home in It was like a funeral around here for years. Since I have gottten a few, but none like the ones I had. I had 3 with the front trigger guard saftey. Pre war I think…………Great article……I still shoot them…. He gave it to me when he moved in with my sister when his health failed.
It will get passed on to my son or daughter who ever wins or looses the coin flip if and when they divide up my firearms.
I never shot clays with it but it put a lot of pheasants on the table over the years. Thanks again, I never actually knew that my shotgun was actually known as a Model A-5s were produced in a variety of gaugeswith 12 and 20 predominating; 16 gauge not produced between and models were also available.
A Remington Model 11 was used in the suicide of Kurt Cobain. Browning with his Auto-5 John Browning presented his design which he called his best achievement  to Winchesterwhere he had sold most of his previous designs. When Winchester refused his terms, Browning went to Remington.
However, the president of Remington died of a heart attack as Browning waited to offer them the gun. This forced Browning to look overseas to produce the shotgun. It was manufactured by FN a company that had already produced Browning-designed pistols starting in Browning would later license the design to Remington, which produced it as their Model 11 — The Remington Model 11 was the first auto-loading shotgun made in the US.
Savage Arms also licensed the design from Browning and produced it as their model from toand their model with an alloy receiver and two-shot magazine from to Browning's long-recoil design itself served as the operating system for subsequent RemingtonSavageand Franchi AL models.
The Auto-5 was produced by Remington alongside the Model 11 until FN could resume making the gun after the war. SomeRemington Model 11 shotguns were produced before production ended in Inproduction of Browning models returned to FN, where it continued until the end. However, the majority of production moved to the Japanese company Miroku in Finally, inmanufacture of A-5s ceased except for a few commemorative models created at FN in As of it was well established as the second-best-selling auto-loading shotgun in U.
Browning Auto-5 in gauge magnum made in Japan Auto-5 field stripped The Browning Auto-5 is a long-recoil operated semi-automatic shotgun.