What is the design of the Browning a 5?
The A-5 design promotes keeping your head-up, with no stock-crawling. You won’t hear of people getting their faces slapped with the comb of an A-5 as it typically the side of your jaw you are shooting off of, not plunging your cheek into the wood.
What are the serial numbers on a Browning?
Nearly all Browning firearms manufactured after 1975 have two letters in the serial number. The two letters indicate the year of manufacture: M=0, Z=1, Y=2, X=3, W=4, V=5, T=6, R=7, P=8, N=9. Obviously, we have no control over the ammunition companies and the loads they will produce in the future.
When was the Browning Auto 5 shotgun invented?
The first of the A-5 patents (No. 659507) was awarded on October 9, 1900. While that may well be, it all has to be put into context. The Ford Model T was introduced eight years later, in 1908. We have far better-performing lubricants, protectants and motor oils today.
Can you add a pad to a Browning A-5?
No gun does. Adding length of pull to an A-5 is as easy as adding a pad or spacers, as with any shotgun. We don’t think much of adjustable combs and other stockwork when needed for other shotguns, so it should hardly be considered worthy of great trauma if the shotgun happens to be an A-5.
Is the Browning Model A5 still in production?
Mr. Browning additionally licensed the A5 design to Remington, which produced the Model 11, and Savage for the model 745. Browning reintroduced the A5, produced in Portugal, in 2014; however, the only thing this version has in common with the original is its exterior style. I only remember one of them getting used on the farm growing up.
Is the Browning a 5 a lifetime gun?
Many firearms aspire to be lifetime guns, but the A-5 is the genuine article. A-5’s have already made the trek through five generations of Wakeman hunting, so I can personally attest that they are more than just lifetime gun wannabees. A-5s are the real deal.