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    Hi there sir, my father passed in '03 at 80 years of age. He was a part-time gunsmith and had some wonderful classics from SxS's (Parkers, LC Smith, Winchester model 12) he had me at 45 years of age...unbeknownst to me while I was at college he came on financial hardtimes and sold many old shotguns for nothing due to hards!
    I found out and was sick! When he passed this Belgium was last of the few and I had it rebuilt. Fixed full choke and I occasionally shoot Bismuth out of it when I used to hunt ducks and Pheasant. It cycles beautifully and is very special!

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    I shoot my fathers Auto-5 20 ga every weekend on the dove field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregory View Post
    I shoot my fathers Auto-5 20 ga every weekend on the dove field.
    That's fantastic, keep the memories going!

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    Cool guns! I've shouldered a few in my time, and they just feel foreign. But they're still cool guns.

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    It's just my opinion, but the best shotgun ever made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Browning A-5 View Post
    It's just my opinion, but the best shotgun ever made.
    I tend to agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Browning A-5 View Post
    It's just my opinion, but the best shotgun ever made.
    Not an opinion , that is a FACT

    When I get a chance I will post my Belgium A5. Given to me by my Granddad same day I took him to the nursing home(damn near making me cry thinking about that day )

    I have 2 grandsons and oldest is 8 1/2 and I taught him the term “Browning Humpback” years ago. In our den I have two of Ralph McDonald’s paintings Probably the 2 most folks want. The little girl in “Count me In” and the little boy in “Eager to Go”. The later the young boy is holding an old used and beaten A5. Years ago our oldest grandson noticed and asked me what kind of gun. Needless to say this one is Cason’s one day.


    Like many others here, I would probably part with my own life before I would part with that A5 Step Grandad gave me an old Ithaca Model 37 Feather weight w bottom ejection. Just hope my grand boys will take up hunting with a passion one day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Browning A-5 View Post
    It's just my opinion, but the best shotgun ever made.
    All I have ever shot for the last 57 years and I have shot alot.
    Gettin old is for pussies! AND MY NEW TRUE people say like Capt. Tom >>>>>>>>>/
    "Wow, often imitated but never duplicated. No one can do it like the master. My hat is off to you DRDUCK!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRDUCK View Post
    All I have ever shot for the last 57 years and I have shot alot.
    Me too 53 years. I tried the rounded receiver 1100 but just didn't shoot it as well.

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    The Godfather of shotguns

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecu1984 View Post
    The Godfather of shotguns
    Pretty much. I saw James Galloway drop 5 birds on one point with his...

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    I remember seeing a few old photos of Bonnie and Clyde and Dillinger and a few others
    and they seemed to have an A5 in the car or posing with one.
    The funky looking rifle Clyde always was photo'd with is a Browning BAR
    Same with the G-men, Pinkerton's men, Rangers, etc.
    Bottom line is a fine weapon that was of quality, feel and dependable
    They just point right for me
    Last edited by ecu1984; 09-22-2023 at 11:19 PM.

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    Machined steel vs stamped steel. They became too expensive to build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by centurian View Post
    Me too 53 years. I tried the rounded receiver 1100 but just didn't shoot it as well.
    Only other gun I got was my dad's first one, 16 Remington Sportsman 58. I shoot quail with it. 26" ipc
    Gettin old is for pussies! AND MY NEW TRUE people say like Capt. Tom >>>>>>>>>/
    "Wow, often imitated but never duplicated. No one can do it like the master. My hat is off to you DRDUCK!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRDUCK View Post
    Only other gun I got was my dad's first one, 16 Remington Sportsman 58. I shoot quail with it. 26" ipc
    Quick question about your 58.
    I've got a 12 gauge 58 that cycles everything from #8s on up but is really stiff when manually cycling the action. I've cleaned and lubed accordingly but it is stiff as hell.
    Is your 58 hard yo cycle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DUCK BUSTER 68 View Post
    Those are the only guns i hunt with...the magnum kicks like a rented mule with duck loads , but i love em .
    This really bothers me. I'm a small guy and all I shoot is a magnum Auto-5 (at ducks). If set up correctly they are very soft shooting guns. Send your gun to Art (artsgunshop.com) and he will get it shooting correctly.

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    Beautiful work Ricky! Always loved A5s!
    Psalm 42:1 "As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God."

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    John Dunbar and I used to hunt birds once a week. I watched him do the same thing with a 20 gauge... I never fired a shot at that double covey rise, as they all go up on his side in waves...
    "If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die, I want to go where they went."
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    The same Dumpy from spartanburg? Ha
    Gettin old is for pussies! AND MY NEW TRUE people say like Capt. Tom >>>>>>>>>/
    "Wow, often imitated but never duplicated. No one can do it like the master. My hat is off to you DRDUCK!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by scatter shot View Post
    Quick question about your 58.
    I've got a 12 gauge 58 that cycles everything from #8s on up but is really stiff when manually cycling the action. I've cleaned and lubed accordingly but it is stiff as hell.
    Is your 58 hard yo cycle?
    You just sell it to me. You don't lube shit on a gas gun, you CLEAN!
    Gettin old is for pussies! AND MY NEW TRUE people say like Capt. Tom >>>>>>>>>/
    "Wow, often imitated but never duplicated. No one can do it like the master. My hat is off to you DRDUCK!"

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