Dating a browning auto 5
There should be a bit of the silver receiver showing in the ejection port and the handle should NOT be that close to the end of the port. If the operating handle hits the end of the ejection port it will snap off.
It features a distinctive high rear end, earning it the nickname "Humpback".Please see schematic for an explanation of the part number that is in question. I've been shooting this gun for decades and have taken it apart only to do basic cleanings. You may be missing the steel ring that goes against the bronze friction ring.Part B1111017 is showing more and more of itself outside of the receiver. I've never disassembled any parts except the forearm and barrel for general cleaning. With the fore end off you should see the bronze friction ring and there should be a steel washer looking ring between the friction ring and the recoil spring or it could be down the end of the magazine tube under the recoil spring against the receiver.Each year is listed with ending serial numbers for each caliber.The information clearly explains FN production and warehousing habits and the difference between in warehouse dates as well as shipping dates.This chapter is laid out in various historical time frames which outline important periods through FNs history.
From FNs incorporation in 1889 through both World Wars up to modern times.3- The Creation of the Auto-5: From patent dates and numbers to prototypes.
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The Browning Automatic 5, most often Auto-5 or simply A-5, is a recoil-operated semi-automatic shotgun designed by John Browning.
It was the first successful semi-automatic shotgun design, and remained in production until 1998.
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