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I have found a pre WWII A5 according to the serial#. I want to make sure that first is is operational and safe to fire. What is going price of something like this? There is no adjustable choke for it. I think it is beautiful and am ready to buy if I can get the right price. Is there anything to look for to flag it as a bad buy or damaging.

Serial # is 202xxx
 

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I dont have pictures of it, I haven't purchased it yet. It seems to be in good condition, the bluing is almost completely worn off of the receiver and is engraved with nice scroll work. There is no visible rust or pitting in the chamber. I don't see any cracks in the wood but the buttstock has been sized and the butt plate is not original. Just looking for a ball park price assuming it is operational and functional.
 

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It seems it's not his... yet. Looking for info before buying, like a smart feller...
 

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trip286 said:
It seems it's not his... yet. Looking for info before buying, like a smart feller...
And Obama sucks, we are on FTF, and the pope wares a funny hat. Lol jk.

But yes that is apparent. And yes it is good to look for info before buying. But I would suggest taking some pics next time so you can git a more accurate answer.
 

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The cut stock REALLY hurts the value. With the no finish and cut stock it is just a shooter with almost no collector value. You fail to say what gauge it is. Big difference in value.
 

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I have found a pre WWII A5 according to the serial#. I want to make sure that first is is operational and safe to fire. What is going price of something like this? There is no adjustable choke for it. I think it is beautiful and am ready to buy if I can get the right price. Is there anything to look for to flag it as a bad buy or damaging.

Serial # is 202xxx
Over the years I have had several pre-war Brownings and I never had a problem with any of them. I had heard that during the war the Czech did
sabtoage some Brownings by adding sand to the metal when molding them
but I have never heard of anyone getting hold of any of those
 
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