HI,ClearDark, keep and shoot it, dont sell it to Mark.
Hello A5guy, a couple of questions please.
On Brownings serial # sheet, why did they say quote, (1952- FN took over production of Auto-5), they started production back in 1946. The gap and overlap, and with Remingtons productions is sure confusing.
Jeff enlightened me on this, between the two of you is a lot of humpback knowledge.
On another thread I asked about buffers in all Remington humpback receivers, (including American made Brownings), Browning does not and without a problem, I've never seen a cracked receiver on them. Identical recoil systems. On maybe one in five 11's I see buffer compressed from bolt, (wrong friction settings). Your thoughts on this please. My guess is Remingtons could do without it. Some old smith's have glued leather, rubber buffers in them.
I started shooting, cleaning and repairing humpbacks about 1955 or 56, dont need or want anything else, I guess a sign of old age, very set in my ways.
My wife uses the words "addicted" and "stubborn" very often lately. Thanks