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Browning humpback (a5)

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by chizuck, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. chizuck

    chizuck central Wa. Member

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    looking to buy a old browning humpback for 100 bucks. I have seen one pic it looked good. The guy with it says it has minor receiver rust and the stock could use a refinish. I am still thinking it is worth a short drive an 100 bucks. Just curious what you guys think?
     
  2. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If your not familiar with the way the internal friction rings are installed for different loads, it would be wise to have a gunsmith show you how they are set up. You can really pound the gun inside to pieces if it's not set up correctly.
     
  3. chizuck

    chizuck central Wa. Member

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    I have heard that thanks for the heads up. So I take it 100 is a fair deal?
     
  4. Ding

    Ding Lighter Side of Oz Active Member

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    yup,I'd jump on that pronto..Is it the belgian A5
     
  5. chizuck

    chizuck central Wa. Member

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    Not positive the guy is 3 hrs away and has not been overly informative. But it sounds like I got it just have to set up a meet.
     
  6. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Check out Jim Green (Down East Gunworks) on YouTube and watch his video on these models. It will give you a heads up on dis-assembly and correct function. Check the stock for cracks, they are very prone to hairline fractures in the forearm. If it's in any decent shape, $100.00 is worth it.
     
  7. Ding

    Ding Lighter Side of Oz Active Member

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    a good to better shaped belgian A5 will go anywhere from 650-1100 FWIW..just so ya know.
     
  8. chizuck

    chizuck central Wa. Member

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    Man thanks everyone for the help and info. It is much appreciated.