ADDENDUM: thank you to all the people that have e-mailed me and told me what a crazy person I am for over pricing my Belgium made Browning Auto-5 shotgun. I went through an exhaustive researching of everything this gun is.. I have found this is not worth the original 1,000 I Thought it was worth.. that is the standard weight gun.. the "Light-12" in this configuration is worth between 1,350.00 and 1,525.00 so the price just went up from 1,000.00 to 1,350.00 which is still the low end of this gun in its current state of preservation. I must now thank the people for making my life a bit better.
I have a trade-in Browning Auto-5 in "Light Twelve" 12 Gauge.
the pictures will tell the complete story of condition. I have 9 pictures currently. I can take more for you if you need them. the one I put up is going to be the right hand of the receiver so you can see the ornate engraving on the receiver.
this shotgun has a red fiber optic front bead, very nice polished blue job, gold trigger and very little wear on the bolt that I can see. I will be cleaning the gun before the sale. from what I have been able to determine:
its wearing a 27-1/2" barrel with a fixed modified choke. the barrel is a vented rib. the gun looks virtually unused but it has no box or paperwork. there is one small rub mark on the bottom of the barrel where you can see it. that is the only rub or wear on the bluing in a visible area.. the normal rub marks on the rails at the back of the barrel where the barrel recoils back to operate the action. there is one small dent in the butt-stock that I almost missed upon inspection this morning. For those that do not speak Browning I will go through all the marks and stamping on the whole gun that I have been told about or have gone to websites to find out what they are.
12-70 (12 gauge, 70MM/2-3/4") written on the left side of the barrel is "Browning Arms Company, St. Louis, Mo. & Montreal, P.Q." below that line it reads "MADE IN BELGIUM" rearward of that are "1 KG 110" behind that is 2 proof marks 12-70, and "18" with a dropped "4" just before the receiver. Right side of the barrel is ** (modified choke, confirmed at 0.708") Special Steel - 12 GAUGE - Shells 2-3/4" Left side of the receiver is written in script "Light Twelve" below that is written in script "Browning" on the bottom of the receiver is written the serial number "69G78000". (1969 year of manufacture, G model, 78000 sequence of the shotgun)
after taking it apart, cleaning, lubricating, and re-assembling it; its not a Myroku made, this one has "Made in Belgium" written all over it. I still believe this is not a hunting model I believe this is a trap, skeet, sporting clays model.
please e-mail me with questions or requests for pictures.
fine print: this gun is up for sale in my shop, if it sells I will do my best to say so within 24 hours. if you really want this gun I would call the shop or e-mail before hitting the buy it button. then you will be guaranteed to know if the gun is still for sale before you commit to buying it here. I am an FFL, I will ship to any other FFL in the nation. Alaska and Hawaii are extra shipping cost. you will have a 3 day non-firing inspection period where if you do not like it, you call me and I will refund your money minus the shipping costs as long as you ship it back..
will consider trades,
I am a local gunsmith and gunshop in Northwestern Nevada. I just east of Carson City.