Elvis Kiwi wrote:I take it we are talking about the yammamoto (think thats right) pointers???? quite a few of them for sale over here in N.Z. always wondered what the skinny was on them.
solway gunner wrote:Dont forget that these guns were built and DESIGNED to launch as much shot as Winchester and Remington could cram into a 3" hull, lateraly 17/8th super xx magnums.,the recoil from these make most 3"steel loads seem tame.
Windrider wrote:They both go bang every time you pull the trigger.
Belgium models are more collectible as are every browning made there, not just A5s. If the Jap guns are junk, then so is every citori that's ever come off the line. Same factory. Add in every BPS & BGH10 as well.
1952-1966 is the golden age with the cross bolt safety and the round knob. Before 52 a safety in the front of the trigger guard was used. This safety is more complicated and can be difficult to maintain over the long run. Flat knobs from 1967-1976 are less desirable. I believe they are all hand checkered. Not recommended for steel, but many people use steel without problems with size 2 and smaller shot. If you are worried, have Briley thin walls installed that are steel safe. Chokes pattern "tight". (Note: Remington made the A5 from 39-50 due to the occupation of Belgium by German forces. We shall not discuss those.)
Production moved to Japan is 1976 and the vast majority of 76 guns are of Jap manufacture. Jap guns have machined checkering. Fixed choke Jap barrels are not recommended for steel shot, but are shot by many with size 2 or smaller shot with no problems. Invector choked barrels are considered steel shot safe. Reintroduction of the round knob occurred at about the same time as the introduction of choke tubes around 1989.
Hastings after market barrels are awesome for steel shot. Have two (2) of 'em for mine.
I have and have had more than my fair share. It's my favorite. Oldest was a 1927 16ga and newest is a 1993 20ga Magnum.
Main waterfowl shotgun is a 62 receiver,with synthetic stocks a 32 inch jap invector barrel that's all Teflon coated black. Third finish and second stocks on her. Hunted almost every one of the last 51 seasons. One replacement part. Can't go wrong.
band_blaster wrote:Awesome!! so do you think $500 is a fair price? im not getting it for the collector value but just because i love the way the A5 shoots and feels.Its gonna be hunted fairly often but it will have to make its appearances between hunts with my Remington and Stoeger.Thank you to everyone for all the info!!!! Very much appreciated