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Postby wackemstackem » Thu Dec 04, 2008 5:56 pm

I want one bad.
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Postby Showmetheducksmossyoak » Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:40 am

I shoot an '85 A-5 that was handed down to me by my dad and he shoots an '89 A-5, I think! I've been shooting mine since I was 13 yo and I absolutely can't live without it! I tried to shoot another shotgun two years ago but it just didn't feel right.... felt like I was cheating on my wife! lol! I'll post pics later!
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Postby CrossHare » Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:40 am

Here is a NIB Stalker Mag 12 w/a 26'' invector barrel that I have. This was a particularly hard find
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Postby bgoldhunter » Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:31 pm

Daddy likes....
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Postby GroundSwatter » Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:01 pm

You guys need to stop posting these things. Do you know how hard its going to be to convince my wife that I need another shotgun?
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Postby rockduck » Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:27 pm

Bought a Jap A5 12 mag NIB two years ago for mostly sentimental reasons, havn't considered another gun in the blind since
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Postby Phoneman7 » Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:53 pm

got a 1959 sweet sixteen 28" mod, 1963 light 12 28" mod, 1972 light 12 26" IC(my favorite), really wanting a 28" modifies belgium magnum. Kinda hard to find though. Most have 30-32" full. Dad has a 1972 30" full magnum. I'll post some kill picks hopefully this weekend.
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Postby orphanedcowboy » Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:42 am

Just bought another, 1926 Solid Rib, 28" Full Choke:

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Postby CrossHare » Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:36 am

Hey OC, could you post a close up of the receiver on that A5?

orphanedcowboy wrote:Just bought another, 1926 Solid Rib, 28" Full Choke:

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Postby orphanedcowboy » Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:51 am

This work?

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Postby CrossHare » Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:17 am

Very nice. I am assuming that someone retrofitted it w/Jap wood? The receiver and barrel finish almost resembles a K kote finish. A5's do last and last don't they?
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Postby orphanedcowboy » Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:25 am

Yentzen told me the wood was 80's, and he did confirm the date. The guy I bought it from did say it had been refinished and the wood updated. As soon as the gun and Invector + barrel get here, it will be gettting a parkerized finish on both barrels, the receiver, and a satin finish on the stock, and then it will hopefully see plenty of sunrises.
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Postby Phoneman7 » Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:47 pm

well just bought a blonde 1968 mag 12 with 28" mod barrel off gunbroker. can't wait to get it here. Now i have four.
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Postby orphanedcowboy » Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:08 pm

Phoneman7 wrote:well just bought a blonde 1968 mag 12 with 28" mod barrel off gunbroker. can't wait to get it here. Now i have four.


Was it the flat knob or the round knob?
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Postby bgoldhunter » Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:45 pm

1968 should be a flat knob.

Cowboy, I like your new A5. I've a sweet spot for those old Grade 1 A5s with the plain receiver.

I've been asked to post some more pics of my A5s, so I took out the ones that were easy to get to. Most have been posted here at one time or another. The others will just have to wait until I can get to them, but they aren't as nice. I'll have to post pics of my M11 project gun as well sometime.

From left to right: Jap Mag 12, 1972 Mag 12, 1960 Mag 12, 1962 Sweet 16, 1950 Standard 12, and my 3.5" Gold. Browning synthetic stocks are needed to replace the Bell and Carlsons....especially the black one.

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Postby wackemstackem » Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:32 am

I saw a really nice a5 the other day at my local sport store.A belgium ducks unlimited edition.The reciever was a silver color with the usual duck ingravings.This had a mag cutoff lever instead of the foward to back switch.I never saw that before.The guy took it apart on the marsh and could not get it back togeather.
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Postby CrossHare » Fri Dec 12, 2008 9:47 pm

Nice collection BGOLD. Keep adding to it while you can. Before I buy them all that is :yes:

bgoldhunter wrote:1968 should be a flat knob.

Cowboy, I like your new A5. I've a sweet spot for those old Grade 1 A5s with the plain receiver.

I've been asked to post some more pics of my A5s, so I took out the ones that were easy to get to. Most have been posted here at one time or another. The others will just have to wait until I can get to them, but they aren't as nice. I'll have to post pics of my M11 project gun as well sometime.

From left to right: Jap Mag 12, 1972 Mag 12, 1960 Mag 12, 1962 Sweet 16, 1950 Standard 12, and my 3.5" Gold. Browning synthetic stocks are needed to replace the Bell and Carlsons....especially the black one.

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Postby DuckLeech » Sat Dec 13, 2008 2:29 am

what year do i have if sn is OV 27850??[/img]
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Postby CrossHare » Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:43 am

1960

DuckLeech wrote:what year do i have if sn is OV 27850??[/img]
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Postby DuckLeech » Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:58 am

awsome man thanks alot i gotta post some pics its in decent shape
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Postby bluewing77 » Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:20 pm

I love Wigeon. 12/11/08

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edit: bgold, nice collection thanks for posting. that '60 mag looks like a nice one. hows the fit on that shadowgrass stock? did you swap or have a smith do it?
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Postby A5Mag12 » Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:49 pm

wackemstackem wrote:IThis had a mag cutoff lever instead of the foward to back switch.I never saw that before..


Then it wasn't an A-5. Probably an A-500.
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Postby wackemstackem » Sat Dec 13, 2008 5:30 pm

A5Mag12 wrote:
wackemstackem wrote:IThis had a mag cutoff lever instead of the foward to back switch.I never saw that before..


Then it wasn't an A-5. Probably an A-500.


I did not know that..whats the differences between the 2,it was definetly a belgium gun.
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Postby A5Mag12 » Sat Dec 13, 2008 8:28 pm

wackemstackem wrote:
A5Mag12 wrote:
wackemstackem wrote:IThis had a mag cutoff lever instead of the foward to back switch.I never saw that before..


Then it wasn't an A-5. Probably an A-500.


I did not know that..whats the differences between the 2,it was definetly a belgium gun.
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Postby bgoldhunter » Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:27 pm

THAT was the best explanation of the two I've ever heard!


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