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For sale in this lot is a great example of the Browning Automatic-5, 12 gauge, semi-automatic shotgun. The shotgun was designed by the renowned John Browning, and produced by Fabrique Nationale in 1925. The Auto-5 was the first successful semi-automatic shotgun design, and ran almost interrupted between 1905 and 1998. John Browning considered the design for the A5 "his best achievement", when presented to Winchester however, they refused his terms. Next Browning went to Remington with the design, but when Browning was waiting on presenting the design, the president passed of a heart attack. It was at that point Browning looked over-seas, and came to agreement with FN. The shotgun is long-recoil operated, and holds four shells in the magazine tube, and one in the chamber. The shotgun is marked in numerous places, reading; "Acier Special" accompanied by multiple proofs on the left side of the barrel, "Fabrique Nationale D'Armes De Guerre Herstal Belgique - Browning Patent Depose" on the left side of the receiver, and "FN - 73518" on the bottom of the receiver. This shotgun has been owned by a single family since 1925, being passed down multiple generations. The shotgun shows very-good condition, displaying obvious use, but meticulous care. The walnut fixtures show light handling marks, and the bore does show some darkness, though the finish remains at 75%+, with light wear to the hard edges, and some scattered wear on the receiver. The shotgun qualifies as a Curio & Relic Long Gun, and require FFL Transfer or NICS Background Check. Serial Number: 73518.


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Belgium Browning A5 12GA Semi-Auto Shotgun c.1925

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000Jun 30, 2018