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A-5 Light Twelve Belgium

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by bytme, Oct 22, 2007.

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  1. bytme

    bytme TS Member

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    I have a Belgium A-5 Light 12. 30 in vent rib single *, so I belive it's full. Number on receiver is 31100, number on barrel is L42790. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks Bill
     
  2. byteme

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    Thanks for the info. Bill
     
  3. Chipster

    Chipster TS Member

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    The numbers that you give, 31100 come up in my book to be made in 1926. The # on the barrel, is a lightweight bbl. thats what the L stands for, and it was made in 1955. The 12 ga. auto-5 was the first shotgun offered by Browning. It was in fact the gun that got Browning started. It first became available in the U.S market in 1924. Because good recordes are not available back to the first few years of production, it is at best a good approximation. The yr. shown is within 2to3 yrs. during the yrs 1940 thru 1946 ther was no production of the Auto-5. During those yrs. the Auto 5 was manufactured by the Remington Arms Co. They manufactored 45000 12 ga., 25000 16 ga. and 20000 20 ga. All 12 ga. guns had a serial with B as a prefix found on the right side of the receiver, 16 gas, have a A as a prefix and the 20ga the letter C. In otherwords your A-5 is just that an A-5 receiver with a Light 12 bbl. Chipster
     
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