Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3481: Signed Browning Auto 5 Classic Semi-Automatic Shotgun

Auction Date: May 15, 2022

Factory Engraved R. Hellinx Signed Browning Auto 5 Classic Semi-Automatic Shotgun with Box

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500

Factory Engraved R. Hellinx Signed Browning Auto 5 Classic Semi-Automatic Shotgun with Box

Manufacturer: Miroku
Model: A5
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 28 inch vent rib
Finish: blue/coin
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 629
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 261
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Blued barrel with a single steel bead on the matted ventilated rib with standard Browning markings, 2 3/4 inch chamber and choke marked modified. The coin receiver features floral scroll engraving surrounding three game scenes (dog and mallard on the lower left, single mallard on the upper left, and a duo of mallards on the right below the ejection port), a bust of John Moses Browning at the rear of the right side, and two ribbons reading "ONE OF FIVE THOUSAND" and "BROWNING CLASSIC" on the left and right respectively. The left side of the receiver is signed "R. Hellinx". Fitted with a lightly figured, multipoint checkered with string of pearls outlined walnut pistol grip stock with rounded pistol grip knob and FN buttplate. Includes original box. Stock dimensions: 1 5/16 inch drop at the comb; 2 7/16 inch drop at the heel; 14 5/16 inch length of pull.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original blue and coin finishes with limited handling marks and crisp engraving and stock checkering. Mechanically excellent. Box is very fine with storage and handling marks.



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