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 Post subject: Browning A-5: an American Icon
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2021 10:06 am 
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The Browning A-5 is closing in on its 120th birthday, and it's still produced. It's an American legend and icon.

When I was a kid, I learned in waterfowl marshes that the A-5 was the definitive waterfowl hunter's shotgun.

The Browning A-5 deserves to be recognized as one of America's greatest guns.

BTW, I know that it was manufactured in Belgium and Japan. But it was the design of authentic American gun genius John Moses Browning. Hence, it's an American icon.




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 Post subject: Re: Browning A-5: an American Icon
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2021 10:13 am 
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As great a shotgun as the A-5 is, my dad bought a Beretta AL-2. There's no way in heck that I could opine which is better. My dad loved the versatility of the AL-2.

I wouldn't turn my back to an A-5. But if I buy a semi shotgun, I'd buy an A400 Upland.

It's merely my attempt at comparing a modern Beretta shotgun to an American legend and icon.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning A-5: an American Icon
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2021 11:15 am 
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This is a Beretta forum.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning A-5: an American Icon
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2021 6:06 pm 
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The John Browning designed A-5 is no longer being made.

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 Post subject: Re: Browning A-5: an American Icon
PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2021 2:05 pm 
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The Auto 5 is an Icon for sure. noweil is correct that the Auto 5 is no longer in production. The "New" A5 that is being made in an Inertia (Kinematic) operated model. The original Auto-5 was Long Recoil operated and was done in 1999 with the Final Tribute models. Even Franchi who was the last of the Long Recoil operation manufactures no longer make the AL-48. They stopped around 5 years ago or so.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning A-5: an American Icon
PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2021 10:45 pm 
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This thread is boring without pictures!

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No, this gun isn’t mine. Unfortunately.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning A-5: an American Icon
PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2021 9:38 am 
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Once again, the gun isn’t mine. It’s a one of a kind Funken-engraved 16 made for the 1930 World’s Fair. It was liberated from the FN factory by the Germans, then liberated again and is currently in England.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning A-5: an American Icon
PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2021 1:20 pm 
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Ah swan lake! That’s crazy nice

Here is what i have left and plan on keeping
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 Post subject: Re: Browning A-5: an American Icon
PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2021 5:44 pm 
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Dr Duk wrote:
This is a Beretta forum.

Check the header, Duk. It says "I love my..................Browning"


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 Post subject: Re: Browning A-5: an American Icon
PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2021 7:06 pm 
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Vette Jockey2 wrote:
Dr Duk wrote:
This is a Beretta forum.

Check the header, Duk. It says "I love my..................Browning"


This whole thread got moved over here from Beretta.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning A-5: an American Icon
PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2021 12:40 pm 
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That "Swan Lake" Browning looks like it's had a lot of use judging by the flat checkering on the stock!


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 Post subject: Re: Browning A-5: an American Icon
PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2021 2:53 pm 
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Here’s the original post:

https://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewto ... 42&start=0

There’s another link at the end to Browningowners.com where Anthony Vanderlinden himself commented.




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