Browning Classic

Discussion in 'Browning Auto A-5' started by Rudolph31, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. Rudolph31

    Rudolph31 20g

    My collection of Auto-5’s is fairly representative of production from 1903 - 1965, all made in Belgium. But I do have one Miroku produced gun, the Browning Classic, made in Japan but engraved in Belgium.

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  2. Rudolph31

    Rudolph31 20g

    If I recall correctly, these were made in 1984.

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  3. Rudolph31

    Rudolph31 20g

  4. robert guilliams

    robert guilliams .270 WIN

    Very nice. Do you shoot that one? Love that wood. Looks close to the wood on my 50th Anniversary A5
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  5. Rudolph31

    Rudolph31 20g

    The wood is nice.
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    And I do shoot it once in a while, but mostly it lives in the display case.
  6. Rudolph31

    Rudolph31 20g

    Looking up the details in S/V, in 1983 Browning ordered two special models from FN, the Classic and the Gold Classic.

    The Gold was produced in Belgium, limited to 500, and in 1984 sold for $6500.

    The Classic, though made in Japan, was engraved in Belgium and sold for $1200. Production was limited to 5000, and mine is number 158.
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  7. robert guilliams

    robert guilliams .270 WIN

    There is a gold classic for sale on gun broker right now for 6300. Would be nice to own. Has beautiful wood. I have to say I really dont like it anymore then my DU, and clays or game don’t know the difference. At least I can make myself feel better anyway that I don’t own it.
  8. Rudolph31

    Rudolph31 20g

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