History of the Browning Auto 5 FN produced the A5 in Belgium until 1975, with a brief break during World War II when production shifted to Remington from 1940-46, and lastly to Miroku in Japan starting in 1975 until the traditional A5 ceased production in 1999.
When was my Browning Auto-5 Made?
1902 The production of the Auto-5 began in 1902. Produced by F.N., John M. Browning ordered 10,000 of these shotguns in his first order. In 1999 Browning issued the Final Tribute version featuring engraved scenes of John M.
Is the Browning A5 still made?
With its humpback receiver design, the Browning Auto-5 (or A5) shotgun is instantly recognizable. In production for more than 90 years, the sales numbers speak for themselves: more than 2.7 million made and sold. Production ceased in 1998, but Browning revived the gun less than a decade ago.
Is Browning A5 reliable?
Browning A5 Reliability Given that it uses a simple inertia driven action, reliability and action durability should be excellent. Personally, I found that the shotgun would reliably run 1 1/8 oz target loads, but wouldnt run extra light 7/8oz loads at all.
Where are Browning A5 shotguns made?
The original Browning A5 shotguns, like this one, were made in Belgium until the start of World War II, when Remington produced the A5 alongside their Model 11s. Production returned to Belgium after the war, but moved to Brownings Miroku plant in Japan in 1975.
Is the Browning A5 reliable?
Browning has gone with a 100,000 round, 5 year warranty on the A5. Few people will ever hit 100,000 rounds in a shotgun in 5 years, so treat it as more of a 5 year, “youre not going to wear it out” warranty. Given that it uses a simple inertia driven action, reliability and action durability should be excellent.