1939

Discussion in 'Browning Auto A-5' started by win7stw, May 9, 2020.

  1. win7stw

    win7stw 20g

    It’s Snowing here otherwise I would have taken some pictures outside. Here is the 1939 16 gauge I bought a couple months ago. I was finally able to get it from my LGS.

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    Not sure why but this is the second gun that the stock has turned black by the butt plate. Also the finish is kind of crazed.
  2. Bill Idaho

    Bill Idaho .270 WIN

    What's not to love?!..........
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  3. win7stw

    win7stw 20g

    This one might have to stay the way it is
  4. win7stw

    win7stw 20g

    It needs a plug. I might have to see if I can find someone with a wood lathe to spin some wooden 3 shot adapters for me
  5. Rudolph31

    Rudolph31 .30-06

    Beautiful gun, why did it take so long to get it from the local dealer? Also, a dowel and a handsaw will make a plug. I took one out of one of my guns that was just a right sized twig.
  6. Biz

    Biz .270 WIN

    Very nice Justin, be careful, buying auto-5 is very addictive. Like Rudolph, I have made several plugs using 3/8" dowel that I cap with a 1/2" section from a 3/4" dowel.
  7. win7stw

    win7stw 20g

    Well basically Covid-19 is why. Plus my FFL is one of my best friends and he has been working 12 hour days for the last three months.
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  8. Rudolph31

    Rudolph31 .30-06

    I don’t make them, I take them out. It’s an Auto-5 for a reason.
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  9. Biz

    Biz .270 WIN

    It appears , that I read you to post on diagonal. Or may be I had to much Pinot noir.
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  10. win7stw

    win7stw 20g

    Since you don’t need them......
  11. win7stw

    win7stw 20g

    Thanks Marc, I think I am good with A5’s for now. I am going to try and hold off for a really nice gun next. It’s hard for me to pass these old girls up though
  12. win7stw

    win7stw 20g

    I did find a package deal for two really nice 16’s for $1100. One with a 29.5” full choked barrel. The other with a 27.5” mod barrel and a spare 27.5” cylinder barrel. It has me thinking
  13. Biz

    Biz .270 WIN

    Hey Justin, that is not to bad, it only took you one post to consider another sweet deal.
  14. win7stw

    win7stw 20g

    If I buy those two I will possibly sell a couple of my not so nice guns
  15. Biz

    Biz .270 WIN

    I heard that one before, coming from me, keep us posted
  16. win7stw

    win7stw 20g

    Haha you didn’t sell them did you?
    Last edited: May 9, 2020
  17. Rudolph31

    Rudolph31 .30-06

    Part of the collection, but I could send you the twig.
  18. win7stw

    win7stw 20g

    Nah I don’t need the twig. I’ll have to buy some dowels and build some. The lazy part of me says to buy them though
  19. Rudolph31

    Rudolph31 .30-06

    Actually, none of the 16’s had Browning plugs. Most had nothing, some had dowels, and one had the twig. The actual Browning parts came out of the 12’s. Probably because upland guns don’t need the restricted capacity.
  20. win7stw

    win7stw 20g

    Three of my 16’s had plugs in them. You still can only have 3 shells in the gun in a lot of states for upland game

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