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Ripp
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Browning A-5--unusual model..
      #329241 - 10/06/19 06:03 AM

https://www.fieldandstream.com/an-auto-5-that-has-us-stumped


Today’s Blast From the Past is a rarely-seen version of one of the best-known shotguns of all time: the Browning Auto 5. Until 1940, Browning customers in the U.S. could choose among four grades of Auto 5s, from the plain, unadorned Grade 1 up to the gold-inlaid Grade 4. Those guns, plus a couple of other grades, were available in other parts of the world until the 1970s. Today’s gun is a Grade 3 and is richly decorated with game scenes featuring setters.
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Browning-Auto-5-Sweet-16
https://www.fieldandstream.com/blast-from-past-browning-auto-5-sweet-16

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Re: Browning A-5--unusual model.. [Re: Ripp]
      #329467 - 19/06/19 07:06 AM

It looks like there is gold fill in the screw head slots which would mean that some later owner used one of those old "gold fill" kits to fill the engraving and lettering.

Just my thoughts.

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Re: Browning A-5--unusual model.. [Re: TexasJohn]
      #329482 - 20/06/19 02:12 AM

I agree, John, "Gold Filling" was "going on" in mid 70's - knew a guy who did that with a Browning Citori and claimed it was a "custom" gun and attempted to sell it for $1,500.00.
It was a $200.00 Japanese gun at that time, seems to me.

His looked nice, but like the Browning above, looked fake as well.

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Re: Browning A-5--unusual model.. [Re: Daryl_S]
      #329571 - 22/06/19 04:15 PM

only a pic with a auto 5


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Re: Browning A-5--unusual model.. [Re: lancaster]
      #329840 - 06/07/19 04:14 AM

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only a pic with a auto 5





Not so much an "unusual model" as a "hot model". And to think, I almost did not read this thread.


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Re: Browning A-5--unusual model.. [Re: TexasJohn]
      #329845 - 06/07/19 08:05 AM

Quote:

It looks like there is gold fill in the screw head slots which would mean that some later owner used one of those old "gold fill" kits to fill the engraving and lettering.

Just my thoughts.




Agreed.


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Re: Browning A-5--unusual model.. [Re: lancaster]
      #329846 - 06/07/19 08:07 AM

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only a pic with a auto 5





What a nice pair......................I mean brace of rabbits


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Re: Browning A-5--unusual model.. [Re: Rule303]
      #329850 - 06/07/19 02:44 PM

Quote:

Quote:

only a pic with a auto 5





What a nice pair......................I mean brace of rabbits




Took me a good length of time before I realised that there actually was a A5 in the photo!
Tsk, tsk, my eyes are really playing up of late!


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Re: Browning A-5--unusual model.. [Re: 93x64mm]
      #329855 - 07/07/19 02:40 AM

Healthy young lady! Very healthy.

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Re: Browning A-5--unusual model.. [Re: Daryl_S]
      #329863 - 07/07/19 04:32 PM

I only just noticed the second shotgun. Well I might of noticed it before but ... so what is she carrying? The A5 is leaning on the ute.

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Re: Browning A-5--unusual model.. [Re: NitroX]
      #329872 - 08/07/19 12:13 AM

She is carrying an amazing rack and a brace of bunnies.

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Re: Browning A-5--unusual model.. [Re: NitroX]
      #329912 - 08/07/19 07:47 PM

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I only just noticed the second shotgun. Well I might of noticed it before but ... so what is she carrying? The A5 is leaning on the ute.


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Yes..did not notice the A-5 as well..weird..

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