A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

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A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby bluewing77 » Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:51 am

if you have, hunt with, and love the Browning Auto-5, post up and lets see some pics.

heres the link to pics of my Light 12. I'll add some pics of my '59 Mag 12 during the season.


bgold, i just saw your post regarding your new hunting buddy. congrats again!
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Postby jrockncash » Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:41 am

Can I post up if I bought my father in law one and really wished I had kept it for myself?
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Postby MM » Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:15 am

dont have a pic on to puter but am reporting for duty :thumbsup:
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Postby NickK » Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:40 pm

My dad has one in the restoration proces.. He is doing a custom job himself. He had the barrel reblued, the reciever nickel plated, and a new stock made. I will post pics when he gets it finished.
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Postby solway gunner » Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:42 pm

the best auto 12 ga to come out of the states period.ive owned 23/4" including the ltd edition engraved magnum ,wish i still had it,with win xx mag 2s +bbs it was a terrific long range goose killer.,i mustve been mad to sell it.
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Postby duckbuster06 » Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:26 pm

I own one and I love it. If they were still in production today thats what I'd shoot everyday of the season. Can't beat em :thumbsup:
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Postby VA Wigeon » Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:36 pm

BW you knew I would be here. I've got four now. Two light twelves (one stalker and one re-finished all matte blue and new walnut), a magnum stalker, and a standard 16. Pics to follow. :thumbsup:
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Postby plainsman » Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:45 pm

Count me in.....I'm taking the A5 mag 12 out tomorrow, for the first time in years :biggrin: :biggrin:
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Postby NJDelt » Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:18 pm

Hey yoooo.....

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Postby jjohnson_714 » Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:51 pm

best gun ever!!


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Postby apexhunter » Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:42 am

I don't have pix on this computer but put my name in the hat w/ my Sweet Sixteen.
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Postby grunt_doc » Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:09 am

count me in with another sweet 16
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Postby hiballin » Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:01 am

I have 2 Belgium A-5 shotguns. Mine are the real deal old school ones, prior to the gold triggers. Fixed choke with 32" barrels and no vented rib. Actually I broke the forearm on one of them about 2 years ago. I am having trouble finding a replacement. It is the very light wood color, not the dark. Super reliable, those guns have no price tag, will go with me to the grave!!!!
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Postby DiscoDuck » Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:05 am

Right on :thumbsup: . My Light 12 is my mainstay on ducks. Love it, can't say enough.
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Postby mydogearl » Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:49 am

here's another with a sweet 16 belgium. it was my great grandfathers
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Postby PBR Me » Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:25 pm

I have one from my grandfather. It has a slug barrel and I have only used it for deer. Is it possible to get a new/newer barrel that can handle steel shot?
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Postby msmall » Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:05 pm


195? Belgian Browning A-5 Magnum, use to hunt with it years ago but it was my grandfathers and I want it to be in great shape when I pass it down to my sons ..... Great shooter.
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Postby noduckfly » Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:58 pm

I have two sweet sixteens, 1923 European mdl 2 1/2 bored to 2 3/4, the other is a 1931, one 1933 2 3/4 lite twelve, 1954 3in heavy twelve, love shooting the 16s on upland birds,
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Postby A5Mag12 » Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:54 pm

I hunt ducks with Light-20's to Mag-12's and every thing in between.
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Postby greenster » Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:15 pm

Greenster checking in..

no PIC: but I have a Belgium made sweet16, and two 12's
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Postby bgoldhunter » Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:41 pm

Thanks bluewing, you know I'm good for a few....although I'm still nowhere near A5Mag12 in numbers yet.

I'll get some new pics posted here when I'm back home.

PBR, just look for a Hastings or Japanese barrel with screw-in choke tubes. Not cheap, but that will get you shooting steel quickly, and probably cheaper in the long run than buying Tungsten, Bismuth, etc.
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Postby PBR Me » Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:18 am

Thanks bgoldhunter.
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Postby RIVER-MAN » Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:00 am

Count me in for a Belgium Sweet 16 , Light 12 and a Japanese Mag 12 . I think the Mag 12 will find some time in the Duck Blind this year .
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Postby model11 » Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:29 am

two 16 A5's, two 12 A5's, and two 12 model 11's. None better than the old A5 (...as far as I'm conderned) :thumbsup:
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Postby yentzen » Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:42 pm

I Have one more besides the ones in the picture.

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