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 Post subject: Looks like I'm a first time Auto 5 owner
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:46 am 
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Well folks,

Looks like I’ve pick up my first ever Auto 5. Seems to have good wood (snigger), bluing seems a bit worn but not abused. Might be a candidate for a re-blue or a cerakote if it bugs me enough.

25.5” barrel with a ¼ choke and comes with bronze and 2 steel rings.

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Those are seller’s photos so can’t wait to get my hands on it.

Any comments or thoughts welcomed, particularly on bluing / cerakoting. I do use my guns so a little concerned on bare steel.

Looking forward to having a JMB designed firearm in the house. Not had one since 2014 when I cold my Colt Woodsman and SA-22 in 2014.

Best wishes,

Scrummy




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 Post subject: Re: Looks like I'm a first time Auto 5 owner
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:59 am 
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Looks to be a good useable shotgun. The wood looks to be in very good shape, better than the blueing. I wonder if it has been refinished ?

I think a reblue job would be in order, it would be a very impressive shotgun. I don’t have an auto-5 but have two model 11s, they are fun to shoot.


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 Post subject: Re: Looks like I'm a first time Auto 5 owner
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:26 pm 
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I wondered that on the wood but if it is refurbed wood looks well done.


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 Post subject: Re: Looks like I'm a first time Auto 5 owner
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:55 pm 
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Congratulations! You’ll soon be hooked.


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 Post subject: Re: Looks like I'm a first time Auto 5 owner
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:38 pm 
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Scrumbag wrote:
I wondered that on the wood but if it is refurbed wood looks well done.


I don’t think it has been refinished. Looking at the areas that come up against the metal you can see some darkening that wood sometimes gets when touching metal and gun oil.

The checkering also looks untouched.

Looks good either way.


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 Post subject: Re: Looks like I'm a first time Auto 5 owner
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:37 pm 
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Learn to use the friction brake properly and the correct way to lubricate it. I would also consider changing the action spring in the stock and the recoil spring in the forend. They are probably worn to the replacement point or you can get the new uncompressed length for each and compare with what you have. Good luck!


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 Post subject: Re: Looks like I'm a first time Auto 5 owner
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:03 pm 
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Maybe contact Art’s gun shop, and have Them do a reblue. They do great work, at reasonable prices.


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 Post subject: Re: Looks like I'm a first time Auto 5 owner
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:36 am 
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oyeme wrote:
Learn to use the friction brake properly and the correct way to lubricate it. I would also consider changing the action spring in the stock and the recoil spring in the forend. They are probably worn to the replacement point or you can get the new uncompressed length for each and compare with what you have. Good luck!


Thanks, will give it a strip and have a look at it.


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 Post subject: Re: Looks like I'm a first time Auto 5 owner
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:37 am 
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longliner wrote:
Maybe contact Art’s gun shop, and have Them do a reblue. They do great work, at reasonable prices.


Unfortunately in the UK my friend.

Scrummy


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 Post subject: Re: Looks like I'm a first time Auto 5 owner
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:11 am 
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Scrumbag wrote:
oyeme wrote:
Learn to use the friction brake properly and the correct way to lubricate it. I would also consider changing the action spring in the stock and the recoil spring in the forend. They are probably worn to the replacement point or you can get the new uncompressed length for each and compare with what you have. Good luck!


Thanks, will give it a strip and have a look at it.


I am not suggesting that you strip the action down completely. There are those that can and have done that, but I am a coward when it comes to all the small and very easily damaged screw heads. Besides they seldom need it. I am only suggesting you remove the butt stock which is only 2 screws and you can then access the action spring. Those screws are still very thin and require the correct bit size to access without damage.

Here is a video that will really help with any level of disassembly on the Auto 5. Good luck!

https://artsgunshop.com/


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 Post subject: Re: Looks like I'm a first time Auto 5 owner
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:25 am 
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Looks Good Scrummy, I picked My first one up last year. If You haven't seen it on Midwest Gun works We can download the Browning Field Service Manual. that and all of the videos from Arts are really helpful. Enjoy. 8) .


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 Post subject: Re: Looks like I'm a first time Auto 5 owner
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:51 pm 
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Well, have it in my possession.

Will probably give it a strip down in a limited way tomorrow or Friday.

Will need a re-blue or maybe a sympathetic cerakote.

Scrummy




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