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 Post subject: OLD auto 5
PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 4:02 pm 
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I just purchased a Browning Auto-5 16 ga. and the serial number is A1D1## Anybody know how old and about the adjustable choke ? can it shoot slugs ?[




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 Post subject: Re: OLD auto 5
PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2004 1:28 am 
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In 1957 Browning changed their serial code on the 16ga lightweights. The A1 series were the Sweet Sixteens. Are you sure that there is a "D" in the serial #?

Does your adjustable choke have a name on it? You should be able to shoot slugs through it set at the Clyinder or Improved Clyinder setting.


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 Post subject: Re: OLD auto 5
PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2004 1:26 pm 
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the choke says "the polychoke co. Hartford Conn" and the serial number is A101## is it possibly a 1940-46 ? thanks mmc


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 Post subject: Re: OLD auto 5
PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2004 9:24 pm 
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where is the serial # located? That makes a bit of a difference.

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 Post subject: Re: OLD auto 5
PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2004 3:27 am 
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the serial # is on the side of the receiver before trigger and dose not say "sweet sixteen". took it out today with #6 birdshot it kicks like mule but shoots very well I LIKE IT :D


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 Post subject: Re: OLD auto 5
PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2004 7:54 am 
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You have an "American Browning". They were built by Remington during WWII when the FN plant in Belgium was shut down. Remington also made the M11 that was very similar to the A5 but did not have a magazine cut off.

There were about 45,000 American Browining made from 1940 to 1945.


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 Post subject: Re: OLD auto 5
PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2004 10:01 am 
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