Model: A5-Auto Light 12
Serial Number: 70G48382
Year of Manufacture: 1970
Caliber: 12 Gauge, 2 ¾” Shells
Action Type: Semi-Automatic with Tubular Magazine
Markings: The barrel is marked “Browning Arms Company St Louis Mo. & Montreal P.Q. Made In Belgium”, and “Special Steel 12 Gauge Shells 2 ¾”. The receiver is marked “Light Twelve” and “Browning”, the serial number is on the bottom of the action. There are several Belgian proofs on the barrel.
Barrel Length: The barrel is 27” and its bore measures .650” at the muzzle.
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a full length rib and a bead front sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are varnished light wood, nicely checkered. The buttstock has some light compression marks and scratches on the belly. The forend has a very slight imperfection in the checkering that will likely go unnoticeable. The LOP measures approx. 14 ¼” from the trigger to the back of the butt plate. The stock is in overall Fine Condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and smooth. There is no apparent erosion.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 95% of its metal finish. There is light finish loss on the barrel where the forend meets the barrel near the receiver. There is a light scratch on the left side of the barrel in front of the hand guard that is likely from assembly or disassembly from cleaning. Overall this shotgun rates in about Fine Overall condition.
Mechanics: This shotgun functions correctly. We did not fire this gun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This Belgian-made Browning A5 shotgun is in great condition and just screaming to go shooting. This Shotgun would look great at your Shooting club taking birds or clay pigeons. The gun is nice and light in comparison to other Auto 12 Gauges. So spend more time in the field and less time in the club house.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This shotgun can be transferred in California.
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