Not all parts that are available for online purchase are shown on the schematic. For full descriptions and details on our books and services, see our official site at. Just curious according to the blue book of gun values the auto 5 magnum in 12 ga. Browning auto 5 parts will only fit belgium and japanese manufactured auto 5 shotguns.
It was the first successful semiautomatic shotgun design, and remained in. To commemorate this historic event for the auto 5, browning released the final tribute version in 1999. You may notice a family resemblance, but lets get one thing straight, this aint your grandpas auto5. By forgotten weapons on january 14, 2020 in firearms. Browning auto5 shotguns, the belgian fn production.
This video goes into great detail of how to date your 12 ga, a5. The late dan shideler was a senior editor for gun digest books from 2004 until 2011, best known for his entertaining prose and knowledge and insight into firearms history, trends and pricing. Buy a cheap copy of browning auto5 shotguns, the belgian fn. Isbn 0970799764 browning auto 5 shotguns is the only book ever to cover the history, model variations incl. Browning belgium shotguns a5 for sale guns international. John browning was very proud of the auto 5 semiautomatic shotgun. Manufacturertrademark browning modelconfiguration model auto5 lightweight semiautomatic shotgun, 12 ga. Browning early production auto 5 browning american auto 5 browning midproduction auto 5 fn manufacture browning auto 5 ligtweight browning auto 5 magnum browning auto 5 skeet browning auto 5 trap model browning sweet sixteen browning buck special browning late production auto 5 b. Nov 27, 2017 during world war ii when belgium was occupied by the nazis, auto 5s, nicknamed american brownings were made in the remington factory alongside the model 11s. It has the vented rib and looks to be in very nice condition. Browning auto 5 shotguns hardcover january 1, 2004 5. It was the first successful semiautomatic shotgun design, and remained in production until 1998. Sep 18, 2017 the new browning a5 semi automatic shotgun may share many resemblances with the older model of the same name, but as browning say themselves this aint your grandpas auto5.
There is an amazing amount of misinformation and misunderstanding about what it was, what it is and what it does. Gun show books browning auto5 shotguns, the belgian fn. There is just one caveat, it was and is really important to read the instruction book. Browning auto5 shotguns, the belgian fn production by anthony vanderlinden. Im having trouble determining values for the browning auto 5. Utah got it wrong when it made the model 1911 its state gun in 2011. Im a doublebarrel kind of shotgun guy, but theres one autoloader that strikes my fancy. When a chambered shell is fired, the barrel and bolt recoil together for a distance greater than the shell length and recock the hammer. Shooting gallery books browning auto 5 shotguns 2nd. It is not necessary to press the bolt release button on the right side of the receiver during the loading process, and the same procedure is used in loading the first shell into the chamber as in loading the remain ing. See all formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Belgian browning auto 5 semiautomatic shotgun revivaler.
In 1994 miroku a 5 magnums came equipped with invector plus choke tubes until the miroku line of a 5 magnums was discontinued in 1997. Also known as the automatic 5 and auto 5, these browning a5 parts are perfect to help you finish your latest restoration or repair. Two or four round tubular magazine, plus 1 in the chamber the browning automatic 5, most often auto5 or simply a5, is a recoiloperated semiautomatic shotgun designed by john browning. These are quite uncommon, especially for sale by kirk stovall on gunsamerica 975839544. Miroku manufacture browning auto 5 light 12 browning auto 5. What is the age and value of a browning auto 5 20 gauge shotgun serial number 8z9388. I bought this shotgun at the seoul, korea, us army px in 1973. In 1976, browning shifted auto 5 production from fn to miroku in japan. All parts listed in this category are specific to the browning auto 5 shotgun unless otherwise noted. The following video is brought to you courtesy of the forgotten weapons youtube channel. It is recommended that all parts be fit by a qualified gunsmith. Browning vintage hunting books and manuals for sale ebay. The wood is a beautiful tiger stripe and i have never seen another auto 5 with a stock like it. However, while the 1911 is undeniably great, there were semiautomatic pistols before the 1911, and there were semiautomatic pistols after it.
Made in 1958, this was the first year of the 20ga auto 5. There were 2,500 manufactured between 1971 and 1974. I am normally more interested in military small arms than sporting ones, but the browning auto5 is such an important firearm that it deserves the recognition of and proper small arms enthusiast. Books wet dog publications official site fn browning. The browning auto 5 shotguns revised edition, contains the following chapters and information. Browning auto 5 shotguns, the belgian fn production, the ultimate a5 reference book by h. Its design will enable you to load faster and easier. The date of manufacture of a browning a 5 sometimes known as the auto 5 can be determined by means of the serial number of the unit.
The browning auto 5 shotguns,the belgian fn production, revised edition, is the first book ever to cover the history, model variations, accessories and production dates of the legendary browning auto 5 shotgun. Production ended in 1998 after a near100 year run during which over 2,700,000 auto 5s were made along with. Manufacturertrademark browning modelconfiguration model auto 5 lightweight semiautomatic shotgun, 12 ga. Browning auto 5 shotguns, the belgian fn production. It remains one of the best choices as a practical shotgun whether for target shooting such as skeet or trap, out on the duck wetlands, or in thick scrub after pigs with the short slug barrel fitted. In fact, the new a5 is a completely different gun every part has been altered, customized or completely replaced to make it a better weapon in every way. John moses browning once said that he regarded his auto 5 semiautomatic shotgun as one of his best inventions. Browning shotguns auto 5 recoil operated parts list browse our selection of browning a5 parts and find exactly what you need today. The first book devoted to the history, model variations, accessories, and manufacture of fnproduced browning shotguns.
There are a couple of good stories about john moses browning and the work it took for him to get the auto 5 made. Browning auto5 shotgun reference book the belgian fn. The browning auto5 shotguns,the belgian fn production, revised edition, is the first book ever to cover the history, model variations, accessories and production dates of the legendary browning auto5 shotgun. The browning auto 5 shotgun is equipped with the speed loading system. Here is the information you requested about your firearm firearm taken from. This firstever autoloading shotgun, developed in 1903, was ahead of its timeand hunters, law enforcement, and military benefitted for nearly a century.
Japanese made magnum twelve with 30 full choke barrel. Browning auto5 shotguns is the only book ever to cover the history, model variations incl. This was and still is one of the best automatic shotguns ever made. In fact, the iconic humpbackshaped receiver is the only thing this new browning autoloader shares with its legendary namesake. Browning a5 semi auto shotgun 12 gauge 30 vent rib barrel 4 rounds 3. The browning a 5, the most important semiautomatic shotgun ever made, is likely also one of the most misunderstood shotguns, despite its 110 year history. The browning auto5 is a longrecoil operated semiautomatic shotgun. In fact, the new a 5 is a completely different gun every part has been altered, customized or completely replaced to make it a better weapon in every way. You may notice a family resemblance, but lets get one thing straight, this aint your grandpas auto 5. American browning remington produced during wwii 20 gauge, 22 barrel, with cutts compensator 26 browning logo, magazine cut off, remington style knob pistol grip with checkering. Browning auto 5 stalker browning auto 5 final tribute limited edition browning double automatic shotgun browning twelvette double auto.
Browning auto5 shotguns, the belgian fn production revised. It only takes a few minutes to locate the number and learn when the weapon was manufactured. May 20, 20 here is the information you requested about your firearm firearm taken from. What is the blue book value for browning auto 5 answers. How to determine the year of manufacture on a browning a5 by. The browning automatic 5, most often auto5 or simply a5, is a recoiloperated semiautomatic shotgun designed by john browning. The browning auto 5 shotguns is the first book ever to cover the history, model variations, accessories and production dates of the legendary browning auto 5 shotgun. Both guns, of course, were inventions of utah native john browning. Sweet 16, light 12, light 20, magnum, buck special. The barrels and stocks interchange with standard ones. Shells are stored in a tubular magazine under the barrel. As with all commemoratives, it must be nib to realize its top potential. The new browning a 5 semi automatic shotgun may share many resemblances with the older model of the same name, but as browning say themselves this aint your grandpas auto 5.
I am normally more interested in military small arms than sporting ones, but the browning auto5 is such an important firearm that it deserves. The light gun has lightening cuts in receiver and stock. Browning auto5 magnum twelve 12 gauge s11286 browning auto5 magnum twelve 12 gauge shotgun. It was patented in 1900 and went into production for the first time in 1902 by fabrique nationale in liege, belgium. Furnished in a black fitted case along with a book on browning company. The all new browning a5 is built to be the most reliable, fastest cycling, best performing and softest.
Made in belgium, this gun is in excellent original condition with the original barrel sights. Nov 14, 2018 browning s new a5 is only cosmetically similar to the auto five. The browning auto 5 is a longrecoil operated semiautomatic shotgun. Weve been providing experienced service since 1950, so you can be sure that youll find the browning. Early remington model 11 12gauge with the original style safety, later remington model 11 in 20gauge, browning auto 5 in 12gauge magnum and a browning auto 5 in 20gauge. Numrich gun parts has a large selection of browning shotgun parts for sale, including parts and schematics for popular models like the auto 5 and double auto. Browning auto5 standard 12ga semi automatic shotgun, dated to prewwii, most likely mid to late 1930s, with a 201xxx serial number. Click on any part number highlighted in red to view specific details or to purchase online. I am normally more interested in military small arms than sporting ones, but the browning auto 5 is such an important firearm that it deserves the recognition of and proper small arms enthusiast. This publication is to date the only reference book on the auto5 a5 shotgun prepared entirely with the extensive cooperation and support of browning, fn. The purpose of this book is not only to introduce the many models and details of the auto 5 a 5, but also to give the collector the first and only accurate method in dating a specific auto 5 a 5 shotgun. Version commemorated two millionth auto 5 shotgun produced by fn. Jan 14, 2020 i am normally more interested in military small arms than sporting ones, but the browning auto5 is such an important firearm that it deserves the recognition of and proper small arms enthusiast. Browning auto5 shotguns hardcover january 1, 2004 5.503 1172 428 1297 363 802 894 1460 77 582 858 1487 943 506 832 1487 1651 751 624 243 755 416 444 810 1591 1568 1168 1613 1612 1564 1226 165 1688 135 999 1086 1455 227 1295 711 1250