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Old 08-23-2013, 04:46 AM   #1
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Am i the only one who wishes they made a good 18.5 in barrel for the browning a5. I dont know about you but i think it would be pretty good to turn one of these old bird killers into a super effective defense gun

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I had an A-5 for many years. It was my favorite Ruff Grouse Gun. But yes it had too much barrel. I bought an extra barrel and had it cut to a safe 19". It was the best all around shotgun I ever owned.

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Yeah ive thought of goin that route but unless you expand the gas ports it beats up the action which is y i didnt do it

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Gas ports on an Auto 5? Perish the thought.

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Yeah ive thought of goin that route but unless you expand the gas ports it beats up the action which is y i didnt do it
Old A5 is 100% recoil operated.

The new A5 is inertia driven, like Benellis.
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Yeah ive thought of goin that route but unless you expand the gas ports it beats up the action which is y i didnt do it
Given there isn't any gas ports (it's inertia driven) that would be a good option.
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Given there isn't any gas ports (it's inertia driven) that would be a good option.
I dont know wat i was thinking saying there were gas ports srry for the dumb comment
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I dont know wat i was thinking saying there were gas ports srry for the dumb comment
You're not the first, nor will you be the last. Most all of us have stepped in it a few times, I know I have.
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The A-5 was around before the gas pistons. Browning's first successful gas operated firearm was a 30-30 94 Lever Action rifle. He harnessed the gas from the muzzle to operate the lever in full auto.

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I have an older A5, according to the serial # its a 59'.. Belonged to my grandfather and I wouldn't change a thing, perfect like it is.
With the abundance of tactical and SD weapons out there now driven by the idea of a zombie outbreak, IMO it would be blasphemy to modify a clean A5.. Just my opinion.. Mine has the poly choke and several have tried to sell me on a new barrel.. They're selling, I'm not buying.

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