mallardman77 wrote:BTW, let us know what year it was manufactured in. Here is a link that will help you find out what year your A-5 was manufactured in, if you don't already know.
Oops. Sorry for the delay... Late spring snow- phones and DSL out.
Thanks everybody for the comments.
It was shipped in 1926. The Browning historian has shipping documents within 10 serial numbers of mine. It's a Light-12, plain 27-1/2" barrel, with a small amount of engraving: scattered leaves and a small portrait of JMB himself on the left side of the receiver.
As for condition, it's obviously been hunted - a few stock dings... bluing is probably 80%. It's rusted on the top and bottom tangs in the stock, where you would grip it, and there's a rubbed line on the barrel about 2" long. Otherwise, well cared for. I don't know much about the condition of the bore yet. The muzzle is still blued inside, which is probably a good sign.
I'm looking forward to getting to know it this summer. I just hope I'll be able to keep my end up this fall.