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 Post subject: Grandpaws Auto5
PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:33 pm 
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I. Going to duck hunt with Grandpaws Auto 5 12 gauge this year. I have adjusted the friction rings to magnum shells. What you use to one the mag tube? I have heard motor oil, lithium grease.




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 Post subject: Re: Grandpaws Auto5
PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:09 pm 
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I use 30 wt motor oil on the magazine tube, just a light coating. I would recommend you test shoot it first with the shells you intend to use. My guns seem to cycle steel shot better on the light load setting not the magnum setting. It’s not fun to be stuck with a “single-shot” gun when ducks are coming in.


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 Post subject: Re: Grandpaws Auto5
PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:37 pm 
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xpert16 wrote:
I use 30 wt motor oil on the magazine tube, just a light coating. I would recommend you test shoot it first with the shells you intend to use. My guns seem to cycle steel shot better on the light load setting not the magnum setting. It’s not fun to be stuck with a “single-shot” gun when ducks are coming in.

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 Post subject: Re: Grandpaws Auto5
PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:26 pm 
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I would recommend the following video from Art's Gun shop. I would start at 22:30 but it is all informative. The Browning Owners manual for the Auto 5 is not very specific and just says, "lubricate lightly with an oiled patch". See page 10 below of the manual. Good luck.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Pemc1_Tcvw

https://www.browning.com/content/dam/br ... -2up-s.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: Grandpaws Auto5
PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:34 pm 
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oyeme wrote:
I would recommend the following video from Art's Gun shop. I would start at 22:30 but it is all informative. The Browning Owners manual for the Auto 5 is not very specific and just says, "lubricate lightly with an oiled patch". See page 10 below of the manual. Good luck.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Pemc1_Tcvw

https://www.browning.com/content/dam/br ... -2up-s.pdf



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 Post subject: Re: Grandpaws Auto5
PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:07 pm 
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If you're using your Grand dad's Auto 5, chances are good that it's an older version (Belgian) and therefore not rated for steel shot. Check and get back to us. As far as lubing the magazine tube, I've been using 30 weight motor oil for over 40 years on mine.

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 Post subject: Re: Grandpaws Auto5
PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:04 am 
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TMWilsoniv wrote:
If you're using your Grand dad's Auto 5, chances are good that it's an older version (Belgian) and therefore not rated for steel shot. Check and get back to us. As far as lubing the magazine tube, I've been using 30 weight motor oil for over 40 years on mine.



Correct it is a Belgian. Boss copper plated bismuth shells is what I will use in it.


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 Post subject: Re: Grandpaws Auto5
PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:44 am 
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Redlazer wrote:
TMWilsoniv wrote:
If you're using your Grand dad's Auto 5, chances are good that it's an older version (Belgian) and therefore not rated for steel shot. Check and get back to us. As far as lubing the magazine tube, I've been using 30 weight motor oil for over 40 years on mine.



Correct it is a Belgian. Boss copper plated bismuth shells is what I will use in it.


That is really excellent ammo and like you indicated; perfectly safe for your old Auto 5.

The basic rule I have learned to follow on the great Auto 5, is that the first thing I check is that the action and recoil springs need to be in good, uncompressed condition. Then I use only enough lube on the magazine tube that allows proper functioning, and not even a drop more.

It is also important to keep the rails/slots where the barrel rides in the receiver lightly lubed.

Finally, the heavier the load to be used, the less lube I use on the magazine tube. Good luck with your Grandpa's old gun. I bet it never misses a beat.


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 Post subject: Re: Grandpaws Auto5
PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:35 am 
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oyeme wrote:
Redlazer wrote:
TMWilsoniv wrote:
If you're using your Grand dad's Auto 5, chances are good that it's an older version (Belgian) and therefore not rated for steel shot. Check and get back to us. As far as lubing the magazine tube, I've been using 30 weight motor oil for over 40 years on mine.



Correct it is a Belgian. Boss copper plated bismuth shells is what I will use in it.


That is really excellent ammo and like you indicated; perfectly safe for your old Auto 5.

The basic rule I have learned to follow on the great Auto 5, is that the first thing I check is that the action and recoil springs need to be in good, uncompressed condition. Then I use only enough lube on the magazine tube that allows proper functioning, and not even a drop more.

It is also important to keep the rails/slots where the barrel rides in the receiver lightly lubed.

Finally, the heavier the load to be used, the less lube I use on the magazine tube. Good luck with your Grandpa's old gun. I bet it never misses a beat.



I’m not sure if the action and recall spring is compressed. You have measurements of a uncompressed? Also recommendation on where to pickup new springs? I know daddy always said grandpaw never missed a rabbit with it.


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 Post subject: Re: Grandpaws Auto5
PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:32 am 
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Redlazer wrote:

Correct it is a Belgian. Boss copper plated bismuth shells is what I will use in it.


It looks like this coming season might be the first time anything other than lead will be run through any of my guns, save an occasional and accidentally purchased flat of steel target loads. I will pick up a few boxes of the Boss ammo.

As for replacement springs for your Auto 5...

https://www.midwestgunworks.com/page/mgwi/prod/A5RBD12

Happy shooting!

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 Post subject: Re: Grandpaws Auto5
PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:42 am 
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How old is Your Auto 5.? If Grandpaw hunted it a lot for along time I think it might be worth it to spend some $$ and send it to Art's to be stripped , cleaned and have the springs changed. they will also find and fix anything that may be a problem down the road.


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 Post subject: Re: Grandpaws Auto5
PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:44 pm 
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.45colt wrote:
How old is Your Auto 5.? If Grandpaw hunted it a lot for along time I think it might be worth it to spend some $$ and send it to Art's to be stripped , cleaned and have the springs changed. they will also find and fix anything that may be a problem down the road.

It would be late 40s to mid 50s. That is a good idea I’ll look into sending to Art’s. Idea how much they normally cost?


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 Post subject: Re: Grandpaws Auto5
PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:22 pm 
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Contact them and see what they say. You can use the attached form to spell out what you want done first.

https://artsgunshop.com/contact-us/


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 Post subject: Re: Grandpaws Auto5
PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:20 pm 
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After 40+ years of shooting shotguns I finally picked up an Auto 5 three years ago. It didn't take long for Me to realize the error in My ways. :oops: :oops: . I have since picked up another. both were made in 1971. If either one has a problem I can't solve it will go to Arts. I hope Your A-5 gives You many more years of service. Keep Us Updated.


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 Post subject: Re: Grandpaws Auto5
PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:26 pm 
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There is something about those old humpbacks. I have a early 30s Remington model 11 Sportsman 16gauge also.


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 Post subject: Re: Grandpaws Auto5
PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:23 pm 
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Midwest Gun Works has the spring for a Light 12 for $12.75 and Magnum for $19 plus shipping. I am attaching a photo of the spring I replaced in my 1950’s era Light Twelve standing beside the new one. Made an instant difference in cycling reliability.




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