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 Post subject: Odd European Market A5
PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:09 pm 
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Evening everyone,

I recently acquired a 1965 A5 12GA. with all matching numbers that has me curious. On the left side of the receiver there is simply a “Browning” stamp. No bust of JMB and no circled R above the Browning roll mark. It’s not a receiver marking I have seen before...anyone else seen something like this?




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 Post subject: Re: Odd European Market A5
PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:16 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Odd European Market A5
PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:30 pm 
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Can’t help you but that is a beautiful shotgun.


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 Post subject: Re: Odd European Market A5
PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:35 am 
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Very unusual, although S/V is a little vague when it comes to world market guns.

A nice addition to your collection.


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 Post subject: Re: Odd European Market A5
PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:48 am 
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Great pick-up. I'm jealous. I think the portrait of JMB was only on the Sweet 16 Auto-5's. And, don't most Auto-5's have a crown stamp on the receiver bolt?


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 Post subject: Re: Odd European Market A5
PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:48 pm 
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The portrait of John Browning was applied to all US imports by 1935, and by 1949 on world market guns.

Breech blocks had le Perron, PV, and, until 1951, the last 3 digits of the serial number. By 1965 it was unmarked.




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