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 Post subject: Re: Timeline for the Browning Auto 5 1903 – 1940
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:12 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Timeline for the Browning Auto 5 1903 – 1940
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:42 pm 
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Slim,

thanks for posting my pics...I have never had that much trouble before. When I got the gun yesterday, people were amazed at what I had. There is almost no blue left and no rust, but they grey metal look gives it a "turn of the century" industrial look. And the wood is absolutely outstanding. The only problem is that the last screw (can be seen in the pics above) on the underside of the stock was not original and does not thread in. The first screw doesn't "bottom out" onto the tang, so the previous owner simply "dropped in" a screw to keep the stock from sliding off. I am now on a hunt to find a screw that will work. There is one on Gunbroker (not sure if it will work) and Brownell's is currently out of stock. Any suggestions or advice would be apprecciated.

David


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 Post subject: Re: Timeline for the Browning Auto 5 1903 – 1940
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:46 pm 
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I would suggest Art's Gun Shop. He is a Browning expert.

www.artsgunshop.com


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 Post subject: Re: Timeline for the Browning Auto 5 1903 – 1940
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:48 pm 
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Slim,

thanks for the link...he does look to be the expert on Brownings. I contacted Browning Arms today and they said they couldn't help, a Gentleman at Brownell's was very helpful, but in the end it looks like I will have to contact Art or have a competent gunsmith do the job. I want to keep the gun as close to as original as I possibly can.


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 Post subject: Re: Timeline for the Browning Auto 5 1903 – 1940
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:55 pm 
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Woww...that was fast! I just got Art's number from his website, talked to him personally and he is sending me one out in the mail! Again, thanks to this forum I am not having to go on a wild goose chase to find info.

Thanks Art!

David


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 Post subject: Re: Timeline for the Browning Auto 5 1903 – 1940
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:08 pm 
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Men help men, that's what we do. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Timeline for the Browning Auto 5 1903 – 1940
PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:39 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Timeline for the Browning Auto 5 1903 – 1940
PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:55 pm 
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I didn't think it was my turn yet.


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 Post subject: Re: Timeline for the Browning Auto 5 1903 – 1940
PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:05 pm 
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fiasconva:

Are you meaning it wasn't your "turn" to "bump" the thread?


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 Post subject: Re: Timeline for the Browning Auto 5 1903 – 1940
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:32 pm 
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Yep, I keep hoping for "sticky" on this one.


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 Post subject: Re: Timeline for the Browning Auto 5 1903 – 1940
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:05 pm 
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I agree on the "sticky"...there is way too much valuable info new members like myself and even long-timers can learn from this thread... and obviously, sauerfan put alot of time and effort into it.


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 Post subject: Re: Timeline for the Browning Auto 5 1903 – 1940
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:33 am 
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I asked Worc to sticky it when it first was posted. Apparently we Browing folks have too many stickies as it is.


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 Post subject: Re: Timeline for the Browning Auto 5 1903 – 1940
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:22 pm 
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While we do have a ton of stickies, I see questions pertaining to guns of this era almost daily here, as well as in other sections. A sticky, IMHO, would simply save space and time.


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 Post subject: Re: Timeline for the Browning Auto 5 1903 – 1940
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:10 am 
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I agree, but until then, BTTT.


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 Post subject: Re: Timeline for the Browning Auto 5 1903 – 1940
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:44 pm 
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BTTT


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 Post subject: Re: Timeline for the Browning Auto 5 1903 – 1940
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:21 am 
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Hello, new to the board and THANKS for all the great information. For the life of me and cant figure out my A5. everything i look at on this gun has something that points to a different direction. or maybe i just cant figure it out. It seems to have proof marks from after 1926 but with a serial number from 1912? some markings seem to be missing and it has some that are not listed at all? The barrel says "Browning arms company st louis mo & montreal P.Q." and " ** special steel - 12 gauge - 3" " serial number is 35xxx, sorry the board wont let me post pictures, it says the attachment quota is reached. Here are a few http://s1182.photobucket.com/albums/x452/hydewildman/

Thanks for any help that anyone can provide
John


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 Post subject: Re: Timeline for the Browning Auto 5 1903 – 1940
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:22 am 
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hydewildman wrote:
Hello, new to the board and THANKS for all the great information. For the life of me and cant figure out my A5. everything i look at on this gun has something that points to a different direction. or maybe i just cant figure it out. It seems to have proof marks from after 1926 but with a serial number from 1912? some markings seem to be missing and it has some that are not listed at all? The barrel says "Browning arms company st louis mo & montreal P.Q." and " ** special steel - 12 gauge - 3" " serial number is 35xxx, sorry the board wont let me post pictures, it says the attachment quota is reached. Here are a few http://s1182.photobucket.com/albums/x452/hydewildman/

Thanks for any help that anyone can provide
John


Hi John,

this isn't a pre 1940 Auto 5, but a Magnum made in 1961. There are two keys:

1/ note the "1V" above "37480": that's a part of the complete serial number and is indicating a Magnum ("V") made in 1961 ("1").

2/ the Belgian proof date code Greek letter "Phi", indicating proof in 1961.

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 Post subject: Re: Timeline for the Browning Auto 5 1903 – 1940
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:51 pm 
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Sent a gentleman to this site and this thread for a question on a 1936 A5. Hope he read my post and got his info.


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 Post subject: Re: Timeline for the Browning Auto 5 1903 – 1940
PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:14 am 
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BTTT


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 Post subject: Re: Timeline for the Browning Auto 5 1903 – 1940
PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:30 pm 
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BTTT again




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