I stopped in a pawn shop last week and told the clerk I was a collector and asked to see the Auto-5 on the rack. He said it wasn’t very desirable as it was a 2 9/16 sixteen. I was pretty impressed that he knew that... Anyway, the wood was good and the blue about 80%. And I hurt myself dry firing it with my finger covering the firing pin hole. It’s a 1935, which is after the Browning bust was added but before the standard engraving. I don’t have one of those. I mean, I didn’t. I told him it was a $250 gun, then looked at the price tag — $450. I offered $300 out the door, thinking he’d turn me down flat. But he went to his computer and said they had $250 in it. That led to some joking about pawn shops paying retail prices, but he accepted the offer, which netted the shop about $27. I was going to pay cash, but noticed the worms had been at work on the butt plate, so the credit card came out. I took it apart — twice — the second time to install the firing pin that I’d forgotten the first time. All cleaned up it ran flawlessly at Skeet the other night, shooting up my paper hulled reloads. For once I didn’t need spreaders as this gun has a PolyChoke. Pictures when I get around to taking some.