How much does a Browning Sweet 16 weigh?
With the Sweet 16 tipping the scales at 5 pounds, 12 ounces with the 26-inch barrel, it is almost a full pound lighter than the 12-gauge model. In fact, it’s considerably lighter than Browning’s Silver 20 gauge, which weighs in at 7 pounds, 4 ounces.
What is a 16 gauge shotgun good for?
While it’s certainly a capable all-around shotgun gauge suitable for deer, turkey, and duck hunting, the 16 gauge is most often used in the United States for hunting small and upland game like pheasant, quail, dove, grouse, rabbit, and squirrel.
What’s the serial number on a Browning Sweet Sixteen?
This is the “unmarked” Browning, era of the Sweet Sixteen. These are among the rarest of the A5 Sweet Sixteen but are priced as standard 16 gauge A5s in value guides. This is the first year of standard production of the 2 ¾ inch chambered 16 gauge. It is also the last year of the non-engraved sweet sixteen.
Is the Browning A5 Sweet 16 in a case?
The new Browning A5 Sweet 16 comes packaged in an ABS case with A5 embossed on the outside. The case is made for the gun with storage holes to hold the disassembled gun and foam in the lid. An exploded view of the new Browning A5 semi-auto.
What is the Kinematic Drive on a Browning Sweet Sixteen?
This new Sweet Sixteen is the subject of this review. The A5 has an inertia action that Browning calls “Kinematic Drive.” It is actually close to the current Benelli system, invented by Bruno Civolani in 1940 and improved since then.
When did the Browning A5 16 gauge gun come out?
Glen Jensen, Browning Historian took the position with me that the true “Sweet Sixteen” was born when the receiver was engraved “Sweet Sixteen” in 1948. He acknowledged the lightweight A5 16 gauge guns produced between 1936 and 1947 are in fact Sweet Sixteen and identified as such in the factory issued catalogues.