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Browning A5

  • 18-04-2021 3:27pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 31 Paddy Mc Ginn


    Are Browning A5s legal in Ireland?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 14 ✭✭✭ Kranob


    Are Browning A5s legal in Ireland?

    I hope so as I own one. Why wouldn’t they be? They are just a standard semi auto shotgun.


  • Registered Users Posts: 31 Paddy Mc Ginn


    Kranob wrote: »
    I hope so as I own one. Why wouldn’t they be? They are just a standard semi auto shotgun.
    Was Just wondering because I was left one by my father. Do you need a restricted licence or Unrestricted?


  • Registered Users Posts: 14 ✭✭✭ Kranob


    Was Just wondering because I was left one by my father. Do you need a restricted licence or Unrestricted?

    Mines a standard unrestricted as it has a has the plastic piece installed to make it only able to hold 3 cartridges. How was it licensed previously by your father?


  • Registered Users Posts: 31 Paddy Mc Ginn


    Kranob wrote: »
    Mines a standard unrestricted as it has a has plastic piece installed to make it only able to hold 3 cartridges. How was it licensed previously by your father?
    I think it was unrestricted.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14 ✭✭✭ Kranob


    I think it was unrestricted.

    Should be no problem so.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,280 ✭✭✭ tudderone


    Never seen many A5's around, pity as i do fancy one. But they licenced here. Any pictures of it ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 14 ✭✭✭ Kranob


    tudderone wrote: »
    Never seen many A5's around, pity as i do fancy one. But they licenced here. Any pictures of it ?
    Here’s my one anyway, ultimate partridges model.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 27,534 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cass


    Do you need a restricted licence or Unrestricted?
    Three rounds or fewer = Unrestricted
    More than three = Restricted.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 455 ✭✭ Asus1


    Kranob wrote: »
    Here’s my one anyway, ultimate partridges model.

    God that's a great looking gun.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,280 ✭✭✭ tudderone


    Kranob wrote: »
    Here’s my one anyway, ultimate partridges model.

    Nice gun, but thats not a proper A5. The original A5 was long recoil, the barrel and bolt slid back into the action body, then the barrel was pushed forward by the spring and then bolt picked up a new shell.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 14 ✭✭✭ Kranob


    Asus1 wrote: »
    God that's a great looking gun.

    Kind of a love it or hate it design with the humpback as they call it, but it really makes it easy to line up for a shot in my opinion.


  • Registered Users Posts: 31 Paddy Mc Ginn


    tudderone wrote: »
    Never seen many A5's around, pity as i do fancy one. But they licenced here. Any pictures of it ?

    I don’t currently have it. It’s being restored at the moment by a gunsmith to make it like it’s brand new. It’s the Browning A5 Belgium 1960s (I think it’s 1964).


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,332 ✭✭✭✭ Grizzly 45


    I don’t currently have it. It’s being restored at the moment by a gunsmith to make it like it’s brand new. It’s the Browning A5 Belgium 1960s (I think it’s 1964).

    ARRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!:eek::eek:
    Don't do that!!! The 60s Belgian A5s are sleeper collectors.IOW they are slowly gaining value over the years and trying to make an old gun look "brand new" will destroy its value if you ever want to sell it .

    Now unless this gun looks like it was used as a fence post pile driver, and the wood is totally wrecked,it is best to leave them well alone, and hunt up some good second-hand wood stocks to replace the damaged ones
    .
    The main thing is that it works 100%, with any kind of ammo you stuff in it. Which they should as they are utter dirt eaters, and they just really need a good strip down,clean and lube and the recoil spring set up properly with the recoil ring set for heavy or light loads. And checking that the mag cutoff lever isnt too flappy and blocking your feed at an inopportune moment.

    The bluing jobs on these guns was pure craftsmanship, and weather time extremely well over the decades, so it has character and honourable scars and usage. which is fine on such a classic.
    Your gun, and do what you want with it,but overdoing a restoration job to brand new has destroyed the value of many a collector's piece.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,280 ✭✭✭ tudderone


    Grizzly 45 wrote: »
    ARRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!:eek::eek:
    Don't do that!!! The 60s Belgian A5s are sleeper collectors.IOW they are slowly gaining value over the years and trying to make an old gun look "brand new" will destroy its value if you ever want to sell it .

    Now unless this gun looks like it was used as a fence post pile driver, and the wood is totally wrecked,it is best to leave them well alone, and hunt up some good second-hand wood stocks to replace the damaged ones
    .
    The main thing is that it works 100%, with any kind of ammo you stuff in it. Which they should as they are utter dirt eaters, and they just really need a good strip down,clean and lube and the recoil spring set up properly with the recoil ring set for heavy or light loads. And checking that the mag cutoff lever isnt too flappy and blocking your feed at an inopportune moment.

    The bluing jobs on these guns was pure craftsmanship, and weather time extremely well over the decades, so it has character and honourable scars and usage. which is fine on such a classic.
    Your gun, and do what you want with it,but overdoing a restoration job to brand new has destroyed the value of many a collector's piece.

    100%. A new set of springs, a firing pin, taken apart and cleaned until its spotless and lubed correctly, a sympathetic cleaning of the wood and a coat of linseed oil rubbed in, and the metalwork given a gentle rub with some oiled 0000 steel wool, and thats it, tip on for another 100 years.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,847 ✭✭✭ Mech1


    [IMG][/img]51125119057_b5929f2672_b.jpg20210419_162515 by pat, on Flickr
    [IMG][/img]51126492425_068ac0bd69_b.jpg20210419_162624 by pat, on Flickr
    [IMG][/img]51126492680_0e8ca31e3f_b.jpg20210419_162522 by pat, on Flickr
    [IMG][/img]51126492605_6526c5951c_b.jpg20210419_162533 by pat, on Flickr

    Thats my A5 its a Japanese made 1979 one. click on the photos to zoom in and see it stripped down.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,847 ✭✭✭ Mech1


    Its original condition, no more than a strip down wash out and a oily rag.
    [IMG][/img]50999337913_0974a2925d_b.jpgStripped and cleaned by pat, on Flickr


  • Registered Users Posts: 775 ✭✭✭ otmmyboy2


    Absolute beauty Mech1!

    Never forget, the end goal is zero firearms of any type.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 61 ✭✭ rossline123


    If you don't mind me asking who is the gunsmith you used looking to get gun restored


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,847 ✭✭✭ Mech1


    Anyone else got pictures of their own A5?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,847 ✭✭✭ Mech1


    Mine is a Light 12 model, full choke. I might look into buying a second more open choke barrel.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,997 ✭✭✭ deeksofdoom


    She's is an absolute beauty Mech1, I love those old Browning A5s.


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