browning auto 5

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by bige91603, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. bige91603

    bige91603 New Member

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    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.
     
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    mountainman13 New Member

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    Need more info.
     

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  3. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    If the receiver has been drilled and tapped to mount the scope, it hurts the value.
     
  4. bige91603

    bige91603 New Member

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    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.
     
  5. bige91603

    bige91603 New Member

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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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  6. bige91603

    bige91603 New Member

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    The receiver is also engraved
     
  7. Old_Crow

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    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.
     
  8. bige91603

    bige91603 New Member

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    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
     
  9. BillM

    BillM Well-Known Member Supporter

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    It's a smoothbore A5 and it originally had a REAR sight on it? Are you
    sure? That seems a bit unusual to me.
     
  10. bige91603

    bige91603 New Member

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    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
     
  11. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    POSSIBLE you have what Browning called a "Buck Special". Most A-5s did not have a rear sight. There are several bits to that rear sight- you may want to go to their website and contact Browning custmer service.
     
  12. SafeFirearmsED

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    The amount it's worth will depend on whether it is made in Belgium or not but either way it's still a great weapon!!
     
  13. bige91603

    bige91603 New Member

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    Unfortunately it is a newer made in Japan version from the late 70s. I believe from what I've seen it is a buck special. I found the adjustable rear sight and wow is it pricey