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Old 11-15-2011, 08:58 AM
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Browning A5 Light Twelve

Hey guys, new stroker and new owner of a 1977 Browning A5 light Twelve Japan Edition. Grandpa just passed away and left it to me. Its only had about a box of shells through it according to my mom (After his first hunt with it in 77, noone in the family liked duck) so he never took it out again.

Anyway, being a 77, its got a soft steel barrel with a fixed full choke as it was built in a time when you could shoot lead in California.

Im considering reeaming the barrel to a modified or improved cylinder to accept steelshot. Wondering if anyone has any input!

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Tony
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:32 AM
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That gun's worth about $800. I would just clean it up and hang onto it as a collectors item, and run out and buy a Remington Supermag. It has threaded chokes, accepts 2 3/4 - 3 1/2" shells, you can shoot steel or lead shot through it, and it's priced pretty good

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Old 11-15-2011, 09:35 AM
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Ya man its a tough call, part of me wants to put it on the wall, the other part of me wants to slay duck and geese.... going to be a gut wrencher either way.
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:08 AM
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Do you have any pics, I'd love to see that thing!
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:10 AM
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This is my first attachment, dont know if its going to work... eh this image isnt that good, but its the only one i got
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:16 AM
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oh and you wont believe this, my buddy droped it last weekend when we were loading up the truck to go out to the rice fields, chipped the stock....but i fspent a couple hours scowering the street and found both wood chips...

any ideas on how to best replace the stock, ie find a antigque wood person and have him do it or just order a new browning stock....
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:05 AM
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Hard to see in that pic, but it looks nice from what I can see. As far as the stock goes, I really don't have a clue, but I do know that woodworking is an art, and not done well by everyone. Are the chips missing from the butt or forestock?
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:37 AM
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its where the butt of the stock meets the recoil pad....
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:30 PM
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maybe talking to a gun collector would be worth a shop for his/her advice. Is it possible to have the stock cut, enough to remove the damaged piece, and just have a recoil pad installed? I think either way, you're going to lose some value
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