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bige91603 09-07-2012 06:02 AM

I have recently been offered a Browning Auto 5 with mounted scope for trade. What should I look for and how much are they worth in far to decent shape? Any and all input would be great.

mountainman13 09-07-2012 11:49 AM

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hiwall 09-07-2012 01:29 PM

If the receiver has been drilled and tapped to mount the scope, it hurts the value.

bige91603 09-07-2012 02:39 PM

I'm not totally sure about the details, I am going to look at it either tonight or tomorrow. Once I learn more on it I will report back.

bige91603 09-08-2012 05:18 PM

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So I made the trade, it is an auto 5 special steel with 24" smooth barrel. The scope is on a saddel mount so there was no drilling done. Overall it is in very good condition

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bige91603 09-08-2012 05:24 PM

The receiver is also engraved

Old_Crow 09-09-2012 08:26 PM

I would look for a rifled barrel with a cantilever scope mount. I can't see the details of the engraving but from the location it's the factory engraving.

bige91603 09-09-2012 10:55 PM

I'm not planning on doing much with it, mostly just another piece in the collection. The deal was more for me to get rid of something I didn't want lying around anymore. I found trigger group pins so I am going to take the scope off and might shoot some recreational trap/skeet with it. I do need to find a rear sight because the original was taken off

BillM 09-09-2012 11:03 PM

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Originally Posted by bige91603 (Post 934680)
I do need to find a rear sight because the original was taken off

It's a smoothbore A5 and it originally had a REAR sight on it? Are you
sure? That seems a bit unusual to me.

bige91603 09-10-2012 03:40 AM

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Originally Posted by BillM

It's a smoothbore A5 and it originally had a REAR sight on it? Are you
sure? That seems a bit unusual to me.

The spot where the rear sight goes is right in front of the scope, I guess it was in the sight picture so he took it off


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