I just got my Grandpa's A5 from my uncle about 2 months ago and let me tell you i'm almost more excited to have this gun than i am my Benelli! She's old and a little beat but i bet it's killed more ducks that i could even imagine! I don't think it'll see a lot of action due to shells being Stupid expensive but i'm definitely going to take it out at least once a year! How do you guys look up the exact year the gun was made? when i looked on brownings site it just said it was made prior to WWII.. I don't have the gun up here at college with me otherwise i'd post up the serial no. I'll check it and post up a pic of my baby after opener this weekend when i'm at home tho! if i have time..
P&R Productions 2012 Count: Too many to count ;) Would someone please pay me to hunt cuz this college stuff takes up to much hunting time!
I recommend the old ones. The new ones are inertia driven like the Benelli. The older ones work on a long recoil principle where the barrel itself moves rearward to eject shells. The receiver on the old ones are steel. They will last several generations. Just my opinion.
Yep, I've got one. Belgium-made "Light 12" with a rounded pistol-grip and the prettiest blond walnut. I've looked for an additional barrel with a VR... but no luck. 'Maybe a Japanese Miroku vent-rib 28" barrel with choke tubes would be the way to go. Many years ago I owned a Belgian Browning A-5 "Light 12" with two vent-rib fixed choke barrels. I sold that one to get through a divorce. This one was my Uncle Paul's... and it's found a good home with me after his passing. --Tim
I wonder if someone could answer a question for me. I have 2 Belgium A5s. The latest one i bought had a 24 inch barrel with a polychoke. I bought it because I figured the 24" barrel would work great when I duck hunt the timber behind my house where I usually have close range shots. After a few shots this A5 wouldn't cycle shells properly or the barrel would just stick. I took the 30" barrel off my other A5 and replaced the 24" barrel with it and the shotgun cycled flawlessly. Just wondering if anyone else has had similar experience.
Probably an aftermarket poly with recoil reducer that doesn't go well with a recoil operated gun. Or the barrel weight is too low to operate the action. Or something is wrong with the barrel, bent or something. Try light setting on the rings.