A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

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Postby campbellj21 » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:00 am

I'll post pics later, but my father has one that we all used at one point or another, kind of the family gun for a while.
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Postby FranknBeans » Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:12 pm

I went dove hunting with a bunch of family members I had just met for the first time this past dove season, it was a thing of beauty (not the family part but what they ALL were shooting) I counted 12 A5's on the field. I'd like to get one sooner or later but am not very knowledgable on the gun. One thing I've been curious about is the quality difference between the Japanese and Belgium versions?
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Postby A5Mag12 » Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:44 pm

FranknBeans wrote: One thing I've been curious about is the quality difference between the Japanese and Belgium versions?
There is no difference.
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Postby tadpole » Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:45 pm

Just wanted to get in on the role call. I just got my first A5, light twelve, Jap. made, 28" invector plus barrel, round knob on stock, it was a NIB never been fired. Alls I can say is wow, the gun just fits me like a glove. I am now an A5 addict.
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Postby CrossHare » Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:28 pm

Ahh, here's another A5 collector that I have to battle for those addictive A5's. Congrats to ya Tad, there is quite honestly nothing like them.


tadpole wrote:Just wanted to get in on the role call. I just got my first A5, light twelve, Jap. made, 28" invector plus barrel, round knob on stock, it was a NIB never been fired. Alls I can say is wow, the gun just fits me like a glove. I am now an A5 addict.
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Postby Steel Rain » Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:30 pm

Bought my one and only in college at a gun show with all the money I had at the time. Nice looking 16 gauge.
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Postby 12ganooby » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:35 am

I've got a 1972 Belgium Mag A5 30" barrel I enherited from my Dad. Nothing I have shoulders as well as that gun. I want to shoot steel but I don't know what choke the barrel is. All it says on the barrel is "Special Steel". Anyone got any thoughts on this?
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Postby bluewing77 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:36 am

if its got one asterisk * on the side of the bbl, its a full choke. leave that barrel alone and invest ina steel and non-tox approved barrel, either a japanese made A-5 bbl (mod or I/C fixed choke or Invector) or a hastings bbl.


i got a "new" one on the way.... 1959 Light 12 all the way from New Joysey. will post up a few pics next week.
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Postby PBR Me » Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:21 am

Well I decided to join the club. I have a Light 12 slug gun that was my grandfather's. Here it is with its new Japanese barrel.

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Postby CluckinCrazy » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:21 pm

yentzen wrote:I Have one more besides the ones in the picture.

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Postby bluewing77 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:59 am

picked this one up yesterday. 1959 Light 12, plain 28" ** . Was looking for a shooter at a fair price and this one found me. She's got lots of "character" but i like it. Amazing how much lighter Belgian Light 12's are than the Japs. makes my '89 feel clunky with its glossy fatwood and VR Invector bbl. gonna shoot some clays tomorrow if the weather holds.

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Postby bgoldhunter » Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:39 am

Hell, David....that's a hell of a lot nicer than I was expecting!


Good snag! All the right features on that one.
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Postby Yuchi1 » Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:59 am

Three (3) of 'em.
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Postby bluewing77 » Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:10 pm

Was messing with my "new" gun and found this wooden plug. doesnt that just reek of vintage quality and craftsmanship. got jipped with my '59 Magnum, it was not migratory bird hunting approved when i got it.

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Post up if your wife rescued a territorial mongrel dog with an underbite from the pound. He's loyal and protective as hell, but he don't fetch ducks. Dont fetch anything, actually.
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Postby orphanedcowboy » Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:36 am

bluewing77 wrote:Image

Post up if your wife rescued a territorial mongrel dog with an underbite from the pound. He's loyal and protective as hell, but he don't fetch ducks. Dont fetch anything, actually.



BW, He does have that look of, are you gonna put that thing back in so when can hunt?
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Postby bluewing77 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:53 pm

this thread needs a bump.


1960 Mag 12. Its a "fancy" shooter. my only problem is that it will be ~ 8 months before i can kill a duck with it.

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Postby 12ganooby » Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:02 pm

Bluewing-That looks too purty to hunt ducks with! :tongue:
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Postby VA Wigeon » Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:24 pm

Blue, I am soooooo green right now :biggrin: .
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Postby bgoldhunter » Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:14 pm

That one is quite possibly my favorite of yours. Love the wood!

Expect a phone call tomorrow!
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Postby bluewing77 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:19 pm

Loren, its a very nice gun... one of these days if either of us can actually answer the phone we'll chat more about it.

do any of yours have little numbers and/or letters stamped on the round knob? anybody else? just curious... hopefully it doesnt mean 2nd best, or 2nd place or 2nd fiddle or 2nd anything not cool.


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Postby Phoneman7 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:21 pm

well after i get this boat that i'm fixing to get done with and i'm gonna be on the lookout for a stalker 3"
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Postby VA Wigeon » Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:10 pm

Phoneman7 wrote:well after i get this boat that i'm fixing to get done with and i'm gonna be on the lookout for a stalker 3"


There is one on gunbroker right now. I have one and it is awesome.
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Postby A5Mag12 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:25 pm

bluewing77 wrote:Loren, its a very nice gun... one of these days if either of us can actually answer the phone we'll chat more about it.

do any of yours have little numbers and/or letters stamped on the round knob? anybody else? just curious... hopefully it doesnt mean 2nd best, or 2nd place or 2nd fiddle or 2nd anything not cool.


Nothing like that is on any of mine.
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Belgian A-5 Light Twelve, lots of miles and still kickin

Postby Adventurer79 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:18 pm

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Had to throw one of the ride in there too! Great gun, cant put it down.
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Belgian "Special Steel" Barrell

Postby Adventurer79 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:32 pm

[/quote]if its got one asterisk * on the side of the bbl, its a full choke. leave that barrel alone and invest ina steel and non-tox approved barrel, either a japanese made A-5 bbl (mod or I/C fixed choke or Invector) or a hastings bbl.

* * Special Steel 12 ga Shells 23/4"

Is this a Mod barrell? Am I at any risk runnin steel through this?
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