browning magnum a-5

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by ntc321, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. ntc321

    ntc321 New Member

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    I don't know much about guns so I need some help. I am having a hard time to find out anything about my browning magnum a-5. it was made in Belgium. the number in front of the area where you load the shells is 74v 30720. any help and maybe a value would be greatly appreciated. thank you.
     
  2. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Snoop around on gunbroker.com for some ideas on what the guns are selling for, but they are definitely not cheap. $500 to $1000 would be my guess as to a range, depending on the condition of the individual gun.
     

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Sure that is not a 74M? Should have been made in 1974. From the Browning website:

    1968-76 In 1969 Browning started using two digits for the date of manufacture which was followed by a four digit code that identified the type of Auto-5:
    M=standard weight
    G=light weight
    This was then followed by the serial number beginning with 1000.
    Example: 69G1000 = A 1969 Auto-5 Lightweight 12 ga.. shotgun with a serial number of 1000. M-standard weight
    G=light weight


    Here is some reading for you- and a link to the owner's manual. Pay attention to the last line about friction rings. Your shotgun was designed by John Browning, made in Belgium by a premier gun maker, and in production for 100 years. It don't get no better than that.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Browning_Auto-5
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2011