How much would you spend on completely restored a5?

Discussion in 'Browning Auto A-5' started by robert guilliams, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. robert guilliams

    robert guilliams .270 WIN

    What is the price limit for a piece of history?
  2. Rudolph31

    Rudolph31 20g

    Well, I thought my limit was $800. That’s what I paid for this 1948 “Stealth” Sixteen.
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    But the checkering was worn flat, so I took it to Art’s and they recut the checkering and refinished the stock. So I guess the answer is $1200.

    That’s the “before” picture, by the way.
  3. robert guilliams

    robert guilliams .270 WIN

    Nice. How about some after pic? May be in the market for sweet sixteen or another light 12
  4. robert guilliams

    robert guilliams .270 WIN

    You know art says that investing in A5’s is like money in the bank. I tend to agree.
  5. robert guilliams

    robert guilliams .270 WIN

    If I ever get this standard 12 fixed its going to art to be done. Maybe I should just send it now, but I guess there is a sense of pride in figuring it out. Grand dad always said if you can’t fix it, you shouldn’t own it.
  6. Rudolph31

    Rudolph31 20g

    Here are before and after pictures to see Art’s work:

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    It’s much nicer now:

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    Last edited: May 16, 2018
  7. Rudolph31

    Rudolph31 20g

    By the way, it’s not completely restored. Art’s did the stock, and some jeweler friends of mine did the trigger and safety:

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    As far as I know, the rest is original.
  8. robert guilliams

    robert guilliams .270 WIN

    I’m in love. Totally beautiful.

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