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Browning A5

11/30/21 @ 2:05 PM
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Lundy66
USER SINCE 9/9/19

I have an opportunity to purchase several guns from an older family member.  One of the guns is an older Browning A5 12 gauge.  Looks like the gun has been well maintained.  According to the serial number it looks like it was made in 1953.  The barrel has a stamp that it was made in St. Louis.

What would a this gun be worth?  Just want to give him a fair purchase price.


Thanks

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12/19/21 @ 7:20 AM
Plmlk
Brent Hess
MEMBER SINCE 12/18/07

That shotgun may have been made in Belgium and worth more than noted in an earlier post (even if the barrel was made in St. Louis)

I have an A5 made in Belgium, and it is a very smooth gun with a great swing - it is heavier than it needs to be though lol

For choke, the shotgun is ordered full, modified, or improved.  It is what it is. Mine has a full choke, not good for close shots, but definitely can reach out and fold a bird!

It also never jams, very reliable and fun shotgun!

Also, you shouldn’t shoot steel shot through them. I’ve done it here and there with mine, but I remember reading articles that you shouldn’t, as the steel doesn’t compress like lead does, and can damage the barrel. 

Lastly, you are correct, only takes 2-3/4 shells. 

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12/1/21 @ 10:05 AM
Lundy66
USER SINCE 9/9/19

I would be ok with that price.  I do not think it can take a choke tube and probably only takes 2 3/4" shells.  I really dont bird hunt, but have considered going with friends out west pheasant hunting.  Not sure if it would be good for that or not.

They also have an older Marlin 12 gauge over/under that is really intriguing.  Bad time of the year for extra cash, but if I can get a decent price of both of them together.  Hmmmm

11/30/21 @ 10:33 PM
uplander
uplander
USER SINCE 10/6/09

I seen them anywhere from 300 bucks(pretty rough and usally with a poly choke) up to 6 or 700 for some really pretty ones. I had one when I was younger, really a nice gun,everyone who shot it loved it. I couldnt hit the broad side of a barn with it. My old man said it was because it was to nice of a gun for me.haha. but I do like them offer him 4 bills if its in as nice a shape as you say. Take it out in the field and have fun as they are a nice shotgun 

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