What kind of shotgun is the Browning Auto 5?
A 1958 “Light Twelve” Browning Auto-5, with a 28″ Improved Cylinder barrel and ‘Speedfeed’ loading. It weighs less than 7½ pounds, balances nicely, and the stock dimensions suit many people well. I’m a double-barrel kind of shotgun guy, but there’s one autoloader that strikes my fancy: the Browning Auto-5.
What kind of shotgun is a light 12?
Belgium Browning A-5 “Light Twelve” semi-automatic Belgium Browning A-5 “Light Twelve” semi-automatic shotgun circa 1960 26″ “Special Steel” barrel with ventilated rib, polychoked and chambered: 2-3/4″. **Belgium Browning Superposed 12G O/U Shotgun.
When did the Browning light twelve shotgun come out?
Browning introduced the “Light Twelve” variation, with additional milling of barrel and receiver to reduce weight, in 1946. The left side of their receivers are engraved with the words “Light Twelve.”
When did John Browning invent the automatic 5?
The Browning Automatic 5, most often Auto-5 or simply A-5, is a recoil-operated semi-automatic shotgun designed by John Browning. It was the first successful semi-automatic shotgun design, and remained in production until 1998.
What’s the speed record for the Browning Auto 5?
An automobile speed record of 39 m.p.h. was set, and Will Kellogg invented Corn Flakes. The Auto-5 remained in production for the next century. There’s a bewildering assortment of models, not to mention copies like the Remington Model 11, Savage 720, Franchi AL48, and a variety of Japanese knock-offs.
When to look for a used Browning shotgun?
So, the bottom line is to look for guns made from the late ’50s through 1975. The lightweights will have a “G” in the serial number. If there are one or two numbers preceding the G, that’s the year of manufacture. e.g., 8Gxxxx is a lightweight manufactured in 1958. 73Gxxxx is a lightweight manufactured in 1973.
How big is a double barrel Browning shotgun?
It weighs less than 7½ pounds, balances nicely, and the stock dimensions suit many people well. I’m a double-barrel kind of shotgun guy, but there’s one autoloader that strikes my fancy: the Browning Auto-5.