browning magnum a-5

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

  1. ntc321

    ntc321 New Member

    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

    Snoop around on 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

    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.
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2011