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ArmyMedicMoose
01-19-2012, 6:04 PM
So I grew up hunting with an old Auto 5. I called it old Cha Ching because of it sound it made when cycling. I remember taking the shotgun out every year for the first grouse hunting and having to kick the bolt open because of rust but she never failed. I can't wait to by one and bring back my boyhood memories.

THE HUMP IS BACK!


http://img859.imageshack.us/img859/2152/a5quarteringnewver.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/859/a5quarteringnewver.jpg/)

StratORcaster
01-19-2012, 6:05 PM
Cool!

Intimid8tor
01-19-2012, 6:54 PM
Cool. I have a Belgium made one from the 40's that my pops gave me. It was my first shotgun.

spencerk
01-19-2012, 7:01 PM
sounds like the ak 47 of shotguns. lol. too bad saiga stole that one... but i really like the looks of that a5. first shotgun i have felt the NEED to buy other than a Handi rifle or Eaa corp single shot.

mceod
01-19-2012, 7:17 PM
I've got one my grandfather gave me from the 60's I think. It has seen it's better days, but still functions like a champ. May have to pick up a new one, just for grins.

plumbum
01-19-2012, 7:46 PM
Tactical version???









:D kidding!

Shrubmaster
01-19-2012, 8:13 PM
Sabes que!

Thefeeder
01-19-2012, 9:16 PM
Not quite the A-5 .......maybe a B-80, 2000 or A500. Anybody know if its the same action as the old a5.

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj258/thefeeder/DSC_0012.jpg

Mike A
01-20-2012, 8:19 AM
I don't know if the A500 has the same type of action as the A5; it certainly doesn't have the SAME action.

Somebody mentioned "tactical" A5s. The only military use I ever heard of was the Australian military (Army and SAS) using them in their post WWII anti-insurgency war in Malaya, and then later in Vietnam. I think that the Brits also used them in the Mau Mau ruckus in Kenya; not sure if those were military or police issue.

These were a special unengraved military version sold directly by FN, not thru their Browning brand here in the US. They had 20" barrels and uncheckered stocks with matte finish (possibly parkerized; I couldn't tell thru the glass case where I saw one in a museum) metal. A nasty close-quarters weapon, for sure.

L4D
01-20-2012, 8:26 AM
Damn that's nice. How much do you think it will run?

hcbr
01-20-2012, 8:46 AM
nice

Thefeeder
01-20-2012, 9:47 AM
I was showing that the new A5 looks more like a B80 or a A500 than the original A5

Browning lists the acition as "Recoil operated Kinematic Drive "

Bend
01-20-2012, 10:42 AM
I don't know if the A500 has the same type of action as the A5; it certainly doesn't have the SAME action.

Somebody mentioned "tactical" A5s. The only military use I ever heard of was the Australian military (Army and SAS) using them in their post WWII anti-insurgency war in Malaya, and then later in Vietnam. I think that the Brits also used them in the Mau Mau ruckus in Kenya; not sure if those were military or police issue.

These were a special unengraved military version sold directly by FN, not thru their Browning brand here in the US. They had 20" barrels and uncheckered stocks with matte finish (possibly parkerized; I couldn't tell thru the glass case where I saw one in a museum) metal. A nasty close-quarters weapon, for sure.

Copies of the A5, the Rem Mod 11, were used at least thru VN by the US Navy and Marines.

http://cosmolineandrust.blogspot.com/2006/10/remington-model-11-very-belligerent_29.html

daking
01-20-2012, 11:41 AM
Damn that's nice. How much do you think it will run?

Saw it i one of the magazines.I think MSRP was around $1400.00.