Great-Grandpa's Browning A-5

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Great-Grandpa's Browning A-5

thedoveshooter
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December 26th, 2012, 5:42 am #1

I was handed down my great-grandpa's pre-war (I think 1936), Browning Auto-5 12-gauge today.  Its the greatest Christmas present I have ever gotten.  The good news is that its in at least 80% condition, matching (down to the serialized screws), and all correct. 


So, this coming year I'll be hunting with a 75 year-old family heirloom!










- thedoveshooter
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brass rat
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December 28th, 2012, 4:44 pm #2

Wow,,,,Nice!!
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slumlord44
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February 4th, 2013, 6:23 am #3

Still have the Light 20 and Standard 12 that was my dads plus tha Sweet 16 that I bought for myself many years back. Nothing like them. Just make sure you have the recoil spring set properly for the ammo you are using. Different setting for light and heavy loads.
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thedoveshooter
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February 16th, 2013, 6:01 am #4

I dropped her off today at a well-known and competent gunsmith for a thorough cleaning/inspection. He's been a Browning Certified smith since 1967. Maybe I'll get her back in time for some spring turkey hunting.
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high speed cruise
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March 1st, 2017, 8:51 am #5

That is a nice shotgun.  It has a ribbed barrel.

I am an Auto 5 fan.  I have two 12's, one 20, and two 16's now.   I only want "full" chokes unless I can get one of the invector choked models. 

Have you hunted with this?  How does it shoot?
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nothernug
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March 2nd, 2017, 5:53 am #6

What an incredible treasure! You are very fortunate indeed!  That is also one very nice firearm. Congratulations.  Care for it well!
Remember, 4 boxes keep us free: the soap box, ballot box, jury box, and cartridge box. Hate to say it but, way things have got to be, it seems we've pretty well used up the first 3.
PS: I make Yugoslav Pre-WWII M1924 type bayo frogs and rifle slings. PM me.
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