what model browning 12ga do i have?

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by opsshadowninja, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. opsshadowninja

    opsshadowninja New Member

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    looked all over it but nowere to be found is the model of shotgun this particular browning is. i need some help. anybody else know? its very old. it was my grand dads bt he passed away so i cant ask him
     

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  2. opsshadowninja

    opsshadowninja New Member

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    it says made in belgium on the barrel. also FN is engraved on the but plate of the wooden stock, if that is any help to anyone.
     

  3. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a standard Auto-5. But the pic is blurry(or my eyes are).
     
  4. opsshadowninja

    opsshadowninja New Member

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    ook ill look it up. ill also try to gt a better picture on here
     
  5. ryguy00

    ryguy00 New Member

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    Definitely an A5. That hump at the rear of the receiver is a dead giveaway
     
  6. tonydewar

    tonydewar New Member

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    duh give ya 200 bucks for it?
     
  7. tonydewar

    tonydewar New Member

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    sorry for my sarcassim a5. rem mod11? and i think some one else built guns on that action but if it says fn and belgeim its good stuff
     
  8. Blueguns

    Blueguns New Member

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    That my friend is a beautiful A-5.
     
  9. ryguy00

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    Sorry for MY sarcasm, but im pretty sure Remmys were never made in belgium. That would be browning territory.
     
  10. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    It`s a Browning Auto-5..................
     
  11. tonydewar

    tonydewar New Member

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    agree and i will still give him 200 for it!
     
  12. opsshadowninja

    opsshadowninja New Member

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    sorry but it was my grandfathers who passed away so it has a lot of value to me. its not for sale. but thanks again tho. i need to re-blue the parts after i get the rust off of it. its been sitting in my dads closet for a year now and in an old barn for 5 years before that. so its a little worn looking. but if you really want a rifle i have a gsg 522 that im looking to get rid of at some point. $250 i bought it for about 400 3 or 4 weeks ago. so thats pretty much brand new and half off.
     
  13. opsshadowninja

    opsshadowninja New Member

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    oh also i took the time to go shoot it yesterday and found out that every now and then the browning A5 wont eject the spent shell and it will just reload it. the bolt comes back far enough to cock the gun but not far enough to spit out the shell. any suggestions as to why and how this can be fixed?
     
  14. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    most likely just needs a good cleaning(include the recoil spring). its not a 16 gauge is it?
     
  15. opsshadowninja

    opsshadowninja New Member

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    no its a 12ga. ya ill try tht. how exactly do i take the bolt out for inspection? i was going to youtube it and see if they had a video
     
  16. ryguy00

    ryguy00 New Member

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    Youtube videos can be a great help! Definitely try that
     
  17. triggerjob

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    A5s, are recoil operated, so they are finicky as to the type of ammo they shoot. There is a buffer that creates friction on the recoil spring. If you have a magnum buffer setup and fire standard loads the gun wont cycle right, if you have a standard buffer set up and fire magnum loads the gun will tear itself appart.

    A5s, are heardy as hell, but the desighn does neeed to be opperated right, so you dont destroy it. If i were you i would do one or both of these things,
    Call AGI and get thier A5 armorer video
    Call Browning and get a owners manual for your model gun.

    Chnaces are you DO not have the magnum buffer set up on that shotgun, so dont shoot magnum loads through it, untill you are sure.

    Have fun, its a real nice piece!
     
  18. triggerjob

    triggerjob New Member

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    Also,
    Recoil operated guns can shortcycle if you dont hold them firmly. On your A5 its important to have a proper shooting stance, lean into the gun, not away, pull it tight into your shoulder. That alone may eliminate the problem. Dont use a foamy recoil pad on the butt. You can be a sloppier shooter with a gas opperated gun, but because the recoil energy needs to stay in the gun, the A5 needs you to hold it firm and lean in. Think aggressive when you shoot it.
     
  19. Tackleberry1

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    I helped a friend I'd an A5 last year. Google Auto 5 serial numbers and you will find a chronicle of all produced A5 ranges.

    Production began in Belguim around 1905 and continued until WWII until Belguim fell to the Nazi's. Remington was producing an A5 copy under License from FN and during the War years, picked up A5 production along side there Model 11 clone.

    Production returned to Belguim after the war and continued until 1975. After 75 all A5's were build in Japan.

    Value depends on condition and ranges from $200 to $900 depending on year/location of build and condition with pre war Belguim guns at the top, followed by post war Belguim, then Remi built War guns, and lastly the Japanese units.

    I'd run the serial number before you refinishing anything and take not to damage any remaining finish while removing rust.

    Tack