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Browning Auto-5 made in belgium

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by p8ntballrman, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. p8ntballrman

    p8ntballrman Salem Member

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    I recently came into a browning 16ga auto-5 made in belguim in 1926.... I've tried to do some internet searches but it seams like its hard to find info on this shotgun. what I do know is it has "full 16 special steel" on the left of the barrel and " browning arms company ogden utah " on the top of the barrel. It's in good condition being 86 years old.

    Just kinda looking for more info on this shotgun
     
  2. Peteralexander78

    Peteralexander78 vancouver Slow is smooth, smooth is fast

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    All I know is that when doing research on my Remington 1148. The Browning A5 kept coming up with my info since it uses the same technology. You might want to search the 1148 with the A5.
     
  3. Peteralexander78

    Peteralexander78 vancouver Slow is smooth, smooth is fast

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    By your name i see that you paintball. What is your main setup?
     
  4. p8ntballrman

    p8ntballrman Salem Member

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    I'm the lead saleman for the largest retail paintball company in the world...... I can shoot anything I want but currently I run a 2011 Dye NT
     
  5. Peteralexander78

    Peteralexander78 vancouver Slow is smooth, smooth is fast

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    So you work for Dye, nice! So have you gone shooting with your A5 yet?
     
  6. p8ntballrman

    p8ntballrman Salem Member

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    no I don't work for Dye..... I said Retail Sales... and I have never shot it.... my father use to hunt upland birds with it 15-20 years ago but now it just sits in my gun safe as I dont have enough information on it.
     
  7. Peteralexander78

    Peteralexander78 vancouver Slow is smooth, smooth is fast

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  8. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    I recently inherited an A5 16ga of the same era - Belgian mfg. I was looking around for info and found this site : Art's Gun & Sports Shop, Inc. Art's is supposed to be "the expert" on A5s his site has some great video clips on their restoration process and tear down / assembly videos.

    If you poke around enough you can dig up a bunch of info on them. One thing I picked up on is that many have been reassembled incorrectly and the bronze bushing that tames the recoil doesn't do its job if its put in upside down.