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Lot 961: Two Pre-WWII Belgian Browning Auto-5 Semi-Automatic Shotguns

Auction Date: June 22, 2022

Two Pre-World War II Belgian Browning Auto-5 Semi-Automatic Shotguns

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

A) Browning 16 Gauge Auto-5 Shotgun

Manufacturer: Browning Arms
Model: A 5
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 16
Barrel: 28 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 390
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Bore Condition: Good - Some light pitting or frosted appearance
Rating:

OC - FINE- all original parts; over 30% original finish, sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal and wood; minor marks in wood.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Manufactured 1903-1939. Chamber marked 2 9/16", choke marked modified, and 14 1/4" LOP.

B) Browning Auto-5 Shotgun

Manufacturer: Browning Arms
Model: A 5
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 26 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 390
Serial Number:
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Bore Condition: Good - Some light pitting or frosted appearance
Rating:

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

NPRF - NON-PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED/COLD BLUE, ETC.

WB - WOOD IS BETTER FOR THE PERCENT OF FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Manufactured 1903-1939. Chamber marked 2 3/4", choke marked full, and 14 3/8" LOP. Provenance: The William Bugg Estate

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