Anyone identify

Discussion in 'Browning Auto A-5' started by robert guilliams, May 20, 2018.

  1. robert guilliams

    robert guilliams .270 WIN

    seen this a couple of days ago and I have never seen one like this. What’s up with the name on trigger guard?
  2. robert guilliams

    robert guilliams .270 WIN

  3. Rudolph31

    Rudolph31 20g

    Can't see the name. But the engraving doesn’t match any of the known Types, as discussed in this thread:

    http://www.browningowners.com/forum/index.php?threads/the-6-types-of-armes-de-luxe.8114/

    But if aftermarket, the engraver would have had to deal with the extant Browning engraving before starting. Unless this is a World Market gun — they had no engraving on field guns. Does the barrel say SPECIAL STEEL or ACIER SPECIAL? All I can tell from the picture is that it was made between 1951 and 1958.
  4. robert guilliams

    robert guilliams .270 WIN

    I believe I did see acier on the barrel. I looked at about 9 guns though. I called browning on the 410 and was told they no longer have a historian. Not sure what’s going on with that. The name is D. Gaines
  5. Rudolph31

    Rudolph31 20g

    Well, it didn’t belong to Mad Magazine’s publisher. That was William Gaines. Too bad.

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