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Thread: Browning Auto 5 20 Gauge

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    Cleaned up the old 1965 Belgium Browning 20 gauge today. It was my granddads. It has just been collecting dust since 1998. Going to get a case of some golden pheasant and bring it back to life this season. She is light and no vent rib. Should be fun.
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    Those old recoil operated guns are fun. You can feel that the action takes slightly longer than a gas operated breech action. Beautiful gun man! you should be proud to tote it around!

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    Dang it west.... for a minute I thought you were selling one. Best out there if the rings are set right. Enjoy.

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    I had a japan made 20 gauge A5 that I bought new in 1986. I sold it for a new Browning Gold 12 in 2002. Love the Gold but wish I had that little 20 gauge back. I did find a light 12 for sale yesterday that I might pick up. Or maybe a new Maxus.

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    There’s just something about the Auto 5s. Dad had one in 12 ga he gave to me and I had it restored by Arts Gun Shop in Missouri. Been looking for a 20 and think I’ve found an early Jap model. I can shoot very well with them. I’m sure there’s a nostalgia thing also as dad and granddad shot them. Hell, everyone had them back in the day. The 12s are a lot easier to find deals on....

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    Interesting this is posted now...I just bought a 20 A5, on line, last night. Have three day's to approve et al. Probably receive the gun next week.

    These guns are extremely rare and very difficult to find. Some are offered on various web sites a high price. Hope this one proves satisfactory. Out of the box new - $4000!
    Last edited by jonnyB; 09-30-2018 at 03:42 PM.

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    The 20s are getting very hard to find.

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    A mid-eighties Japanese A5 Light(er) 20 was my first adult shotgun. 28" vent rib invector-choked barrel. It's a safe queen now, but I hunted with it for at least 20 years. Lots of good memories.

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    Curious: you have stopped using the gun?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyB View Post
    Curious: you have stopped using the gun?

    Thanks
    Yes, I have stopped using the gun. It holds a place of rest and honor in the gun safe.

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