Checking my references, the only BRN A5's with 2 (dual) recoils springs were the early 3 " Magnum guns, (1958 being the intro of the first 3 inch magnum guns, for how long using the dual springs for magnums ?? but ultimately went to single spring on later models). All standard light 20 and 12's only had one spring. JB
my Browning A5 is a 1st year Magnum...i believe 1958
my sons that were discussing is a 1949 Remington model 11 - the sportman (on the bolt).....ive taken it completely apart...all looks minty....the outside doesnt have a mark barely...looks better than most of the guns on the wall at Gander mountain that they hack up pulling them in/out all day......i gun dry fires strongly...i suspect it would just occasionally have a weak hammer strike......ill just have my local gun shop loosen the screw for me....i know them well enough they will probably do it for free....$8 and the gun will be back to new....sad, as i wanted to go test fire both guns today....
my Grandfather had good taste in shotguns....amazing looking guns
notice the widowmaker winchester 1911sl next to the other 3....brand new....i doubt it was even fired....giving it to my brother as i have no use for it....prettying interesting history on that one
my dad still has the browning A5 light....also minty...but it doesnt have a poly choke(the (2) A5's i have DO!), so it has no value to me as a shooter....i only use my guns for trap......its a full choke so i could use it for turkey, but i doubt its a magnum setup........the poly chokes are done very nicely(look factory)...for a shooter its a must have for me...i know it kills collector value, but neither of these guns will ever be sold
Edited by huggytree, 19 November 2017 - 05:20 PM.