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#5991626 - 10/24/15 06:41 AM advice on an A5 magnum restore
topwater13 Offline
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Registered: 10/22/10
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Loc: Wise County
I have great-granddads old shotgun...the 5V 1965 model browning a5 magnum. It needs new wood on both ends and a complete re-blue job...other than that it is functional. Some have suggested re-tapping the barrel for choke replacement, but I am not planning on changing anything else on the gun. I need help on who to send this thing to for the work mentioned...
Thanks.

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#5991642 - 10/24/15 07:05 AM Re: advice on an A5 magnum restore [Re: topwater13]
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Registered: 09/27/06
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Check with TDK on here.
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#5991658 - 10/24/15 07:31 AM Re: advice on an A5 magnum restore [Re: topwater13]
Strongbad Offline
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Registered: 02/04/10
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My dad had his completely re-done a few years back. New stocks, gold trigger, fully teflon coated. I THINK it went to Garland Gilbreath in Stephenville, but I'll confirm and respond back. If I get busy and forget, nag me about it. It looks like a new gun.

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#5992164 - 10/24/15 02:17 PM Re: advice on an A5 magnum restore [Re: topwater13]
topwater13 Offline
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Cool,!
New gun is what I was hoping for!!

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#5996860 - 10/27/15 01:20 PM Re: advice on an A5 magnum restore [Re: topwater13]
Taddi Offline
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Registered: 09/24/14
Posts: 42
Loc: Aledo,TX
SBS that guy! the old A5's look GREAT with a Short Barrel

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#5996878 - 10/27/15 01:28 PM Re: advice on an A5 magnum restore [Re: Taddi]
JESmith Offline


Registered: 03/03/09
Posts: 490
Loc: Allen, TX
Originally Posted By: Taddi
SBS that guy! the old A5's look GREAT with a Short Barrel


Are you NUTS?!!! Most of us like to actually hunt with our shotguns.

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#5996899 - 10/27/15 01:40 PM Re: advice on an A5 magnum restore [Re: topwater13]
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Registered: 09/22/11
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id leave the original wood on it and try to repair if possible.. to me it would take away from its value to just replace.. but if its past repair then not much can do
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#5997108 - 10/27/15 03:31 PM Re: advice on an A5 magnum restore [Re: topwater13]
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Registered: 09/23/08
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Loc: Grapevine
I had these folks do a Model 12 for me, it came back looking like the original factory finish.
http://www.bosesofnebraska.com/rebluing.html

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#5997220 - 10/27/15 04:30 PM Re: advice on an A5 magnum restore [Re: topwater13]
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They claim to buff polish, not something I would want associated with an A5 and all its holes and crisp edges.


Edited by TDK (10/27/15 04:30 PM)
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#5999196 - 10/28/15 06:47 PM Re: advice on an A5 magnum restore [Re: topwater13]
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Registered: 04/09/09
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Loc: Central Texas
First, don't thread the barrel. Second is the bluing really showing pits and rust or just "soft spots?" Third, I'm fine with the re-stock if you want to use it, just keep your old wood.
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#5999300 - 10/28/15 07:44 PM Re: advice on an A5 magnum restore [Re: topwater13]
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This cat specializes in Browning

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