What do you think?

Discussion in 'Browning Auto A-5' started by Bruski, Aug 8, 2021.

  1. Bruski

    Bruski .410

    Up for sale here. Waiting for S/N etc.
    Current bid $150.
    Any thoughts?
    A5 No.1.jpg A5 No.2.jpg
  2. Ranger6

    Ranger6 .30-06

    Wouldn’t think twice. It would be mine!
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2021
  3. Rudolph31

    Rudolph31 .30-06

    From the trigger, I’m guessing pre WWI.
  4. Bill Idaho

    Bill Idaho .270 WIN

    Due to the larger take-down hole, it appears to be prior to 1909.
  5. win7stw

    win7stw .30-06

    Buy first, ask questions later
  6. Auzzie

    Auzzie .270 WIN

    Part with the NZ dollars n get it.
  7. Auzzie

    Auzzie .270 WIN

    Hey Bruski, forgot to ask did you end up getting the DA with extra barrel you were looking at couple months back?
  8. Rudolph31

    Rudolph31 .30-06

    I saw that too. But the reinforcing bump points to 1909 or later.
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2021
  9. Biz

    Biz .270 WIN

    Those early Browning are "porngun". I believe Rudolph meant 1909 or later. The challenge will be to find the proper forearm.
  10. Rudolph31

    Rudolph31 .30-06

    Corrected, thanks.
  11. Bruski

    Bruski .410

    Re the two barrel DA - went to click on the buy now and too late.
    Plan to keep a closer eye on this one.
  12. Bill Idaho

    Bill Idaho .270 WIN

    I am leaning towards a 1909, as it appears to be "transitional" in that it does have the reinforcing bump on the receiver, but it still has the larger take-down hole on the left side. Along with the "straight" trigger (which was done away with in 1909) it kinda tells me it was made in the midst of those changes.

    I'd give you $100 for it just to avoid later headaches.
  13. Rudolph31

    Rudolph31 .30-06

    S/V says the trigger changed by 1923, when US imports resumed. But I’ve noticed that although they were more curved in the early 20’s, they were curved even more by the early 30’s.
    1911ish
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    1924
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    1931
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    Last edited: Aug 9, 2021
  14. Bruski

    Bruski .410

    Best as I can tell from S/No maybe 1912? Assuming this is S/No. S-No.jpg
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  15. win7stw

    win7stw .30-06

    You are correct
  16. win7stw

    win7stw .30-06

    Did you end up buying this?
  17. Bruski

    Bruski .410

    The gun disappeared off the site before the auction finished.
    I think there were a few too many questions being asked so seller pulled out.
    Still keeping an eye out, we'll see what comes up.
  18. Auzzie

    Auzzie .270 WIN

    That a bummer. Sure something will pop up again your side of the ditch. Your fishing hole has way more fish in it than mine.

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