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 Post subject: Questions on Browning A500R semi auto 12 ga.??
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 9:57 pm 
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I have a friend that wants to trade me a used Browning A500R 12 ga. I do not know these as well as I do the older A-5 humpback guns. Which current Browning semi auto is this patterned after?? Is it the Gold 3" Hunter that the A500R is made like?? What would one of the A500R guns Belgiam made it says on the barrel be worth with a few nicks and scratches?? Any info is much appreciated. Thanks.




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 Post subject: Re: Questions on Browning A500R semi auto 12 ga.??
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 11:24 am 
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I'll give you what info I know of. A-500 were made in the early mid 90. R is for recoil, G is for Gas. From what I have heard the gas guns operate much better. I have an A-500 G, and the gun works well.

The golds replaced the A-500.

Value wise I think they run between 200-300. May want to look on some big gun broker sites like guns america for prices.

I think both models were made in Belgium and assembled in Portugal.

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 Post subject: Re: Questions on Browning A500R semi auto 12 ga.??
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 11:25 am 
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The A500R was made from 1987 until 1993. It is a short recoil,four rotary bolt design. The Gold is a gas operated semi-auto and they are simular only in name. Browning also made the A500G from 1990 until 1993. It is a short action gas operated gun that is simular to the A500R.

Personally,I liked the A500R but the general public never really embraced the gun. A 100% A500R may bring a much as $500 whlie 90% gun can be had in the $300-$250 range. Last MSR for these guns was $560 in 1993.

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 Post subject: Okay...thanks for the info
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 9:05 pm 
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This is the info that I needed to make a correct decision. Many thanks.


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