When was the first Browning Auto 5 Made?
1902 John Browning produced the Auto 5 back in 1902, making it the first mass produced semi-automatic shotgun in the world. John Browning went on to continuously produce the famed scattergun—with several gun makers—until 1998.
Where is the gun serial number located?
Serial numbers are almost always found on the butt. Some older models may have a serial number stamped on the cylinder and on the bottom of the barrel with a “B” prefix. Newer large- frame models may have the serial number stamped in the crane.
Is the Browning Auto-5 still made?
The Browning Automatic 5, most often Auto-5 or simply A-5, is a recoil-operated semi-automatic shotgun designed by John Browning. It was the first successful semi-automatic shotgun design, and remained in production until 1998 .Browning Auto-5.Remington Model 11/Browning Auto-5DesignerJohn BrowningDesigned189819 more rows