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Postby orphanedcowboy » Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:52 pm

Brought the '26 home tonight:

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Postby CrossHare » Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:00 am

orphanedcowboy wrote:Brought the '26 home tonight:


Awesome, lets see some pics of that sweet ride. :thumbsup:
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Postby plainsman » Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:20 pm

Roll call.....heck this thread was brought to life so long ago, it should be a "sticky" by now :rofl: :yes: :yes:
How did this all get started anyway???? Just to find out who still shoots the king???
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Postby bluewing77 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:33 pm

plainsman wrote:Roll call..... How did this all get started anyway????


I thought it would be a good idea... so who's the youngest A-5 owner? and whats your next A-5?

I'm 31, looking for a 16 gauge. :thumbsup:
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Postby Icelander513 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:23 pm

bluewing77 wrote:so who's the youngest A-5 owner? and whats your next A-5?


I'm 20 and shoot a '94 Mag Stalker A-5 12. My dad shoots an A-5 and my grandfather shot an A-5 from when he was a teenager till his last hunt.

I'd like to find a 3" Jap 20 gauge. I think that'd be sweet.
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Postby bluewing77 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:42 pm

Well, 20 yr old Icelander, if i knew at your age what i know now about A-5's...

Check gunbroker.com, i (and a few other guys on here) have seen a few good 20's on there. saw a nice Jap Mag 20 round knob w/ invectors....
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Postby Icelander513 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:53 pm

bluewing77 wrote:Check gunbroker.com, i (and a few other guys on here) have seen a few good 20's on there. saw a nice Jap Mag 20 round knob w/ invectors....


I guess I should have said "I'd like to one day acquire a Jap 20"...

Not in the cards right now... my local gun shop owner has a NIB early '90's "Sweet Sixteen" and an early '90's NIB Mag 12. I asked him to name his price on the 16 and he looked me square in the eye and told me it wasn't for sale. I'd sell organs for that shootin'iron.

I DID however, pick up a new toy tonight... maybe pics later.


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Postby orphanedcowboy » Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:29 pm

CrossHare wrote:
orphanedcowboy wrote:Brought the '26 home tonight:


Awesome, lets see some pics of that sweet ride. :thumbsup:


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The wood is wrong, so I am planning on a rebuild like Swift did on his A5. I found a NIB Invector + 28" barrel for $250, so the '26 factory barrel will be put aside and used only for Pheasant hunting
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Postby orphanedcowboy » Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:47 pm

Found this jewel today, trying to negotiate a price. The gun has no collector value since it has been hunted, but we can't seem to get the price acceptable for both parties. Where would you ball park the price?

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Postby bluewing77 » Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:19 am

didnt anybody tell the original owner you're supposed to carry your guns to and from the duck blind, not drag them.... :rofl:

OC, to me thats just a dolled up, beat to hell, square knob Light 12.... what did you offer, just curious?
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Postby orphanedcowboy » Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:26 am

bluewing77 wrote:didn't anybody tell the original owner you're supposed to carry your guns to and from the duck blind, not drag them.... :rofl:

OC, to me that's just a dolled up, beat to hell, square knob Light 12.... what did you offer, just curious?


I haven't, he quoted me $1400, I am thinking it is worth more like $600 - $650, but he lost me on the flat knob. If he puts it on Gunbroker, I am sure someone will pay his price, just not me.
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Postby A5Mag12 » Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:16 am

If someone gives $1400.00 for that gun I want his name because I have a truck load of guns I would like to sell him.
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Postby Phoneman7 » Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:31 pm

i'm 27 and my next one will be a light 20 or mag 20. I really don't care about having a jap one, i like the belgium ones.
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Postby CrossHare » Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:28 pm

Can you believe that someone actually exists in this world w/so little common sense or intelligence for that matter that would bring about that kind of damage to such a thing of beauty? It totally mystifies me! :no: :hammer: Personally, I'd give him no more than your run of the mill A5 is worth in the same condition as it is no longer a collector. I'd offer $400 TOPS if you really had to have it and hope like heck he didn't accept.
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Postby CrossHare » Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:32 pm

Oh yeah OC, that 26 is the shizzle! I adore the serialized screws. It screams of quality. I have some contacts if you want to make that wood correct again.
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Postby A5Mag12 » Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:12 pm

I'd say that gun was left on top of a car or laid on a truck bumper and bounced down the road a bit.
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Postby bgoldhunter » Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:54 am

That seller is about a grand too high...but there be a sucker born every minute.

Can't imagine taking that one NIB and hunting it, much less beating birds to death with it.
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Postby orphanedcowboy » Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:50 am

CrossHare wrote:Oh yeah OC, that 26 is the shizzle! I adore the serialized screws. It screams of quality. I have some contacts if you want to make that wood correct again.


Are you referring to Mr. Mull? If not I would like the contact info, I would have Jeff do it, but I am having trouble locating good donor wood, thinking of just biting the bullet and buying one of these:

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Postby orphanedcowboy » Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:19 pm

Newest toy:

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Has the original 28" Mod choked Belgium barrel and a later 28" Invector choked with a set of Carlson tubes
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Postby CrossHare » Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:25 am

Sweet OC, :thumbsup: I see some crazing in the wood which BTW is a good thing as it shows its original and not redone. That twenty is so nice. You were lucky to find a 1966 in that kind of condition. You need to get this 1958 1st yr A5 12 mag from me.
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Postby bluewing77 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:15 pm

CrossHare wrote:Sweet OC, :thumbsup: That twenty is so nice.. You need to get this 1958 1st yr A5 12 mag from me.


OC, very nice 20.

CH, did you sell your '58 Mag 12?
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Postby CrossHare » Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:14 pm

OC has expressed the desire that he'd like to be the new owner :thumbsup: He's going to have one nice A5 collection.

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CrossHare wrote:Sweet OC, :thumbsup: That twenty is so nice.. You need to get this 1958 1st yr A5 12 mag from me.




CH, did you sell your '58 Mag 12?
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Postby NHDuckHunter » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:45 am

What a thread. I had my Citori crap out on me opening morning. The next day I called my father and he offered me a gun that was given to him from a friend. It's an old Sweet Sixteen! Good shape, but definately hunted. I told him I didn't feel comfortable hunting it, and he said the original owner would have wanted it hunting, so I started toting it around with me. When the citori came back from the shop, it went straight in to the safe and stayed there all year. Towards the end of the year, my father asked me if I had picked it up yet, I thought this was the hint for me to give him his gun back. I begrudgingly told him yes, and he could have the 16 back, he told me it was mine. :smile: I'll post up some pics later. My father says he has the original receipt from when it was bought new.
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Postby orphanedcowboy » Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:41 pm

CrossHare wrote:OC has expressed the desire that he'd like to be the new owner :thumbsup: He's going to have one nice A5 collection.

bluewing77 wrote:
CrossHare wrote:Sweet OC, :thumbsup: That twenty is so nice.. You need to get this 1958 1st yr A5 12 mag from me.




CH, did you sell your '58 Mag 12?



I thought duck hunting was addictive, A5's are addictive, duck hunting is an obsession
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Postby CrossHare » Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:28 am

Hear Hear!!!

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