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Browning 12 ga FN Belgian 1953 Auto Five Std. Weight Exc Refin 28” Poly w/Papers

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Browning 12 ga FN Belgian 1953 Auto Five Std. Weight Exc Refin 28” Poly w/Papers  Guns > Shotguns > FNH - Fabrique Nationale (FN) Shotguns > Auto > Hunting

From the collection of one of our distinguished career U.S. Navy Veterans comes this very pretty Browning Auto Five Standard Weight, manufactured by Fabrique Nationale, Herstal, Belgium, in 1953, part of the first full Post-War Year of Production for FN. Chambering is 2 3/4 inch Shells, and the barrel is full length 27 1/2 inches including the period correct Poly-Choke Variable Choke. Barrel, as the photos show, is solid rib. Our Veteran bought this shotgun in Florida during the early 1960s and had the Poly-Choke installed, so the gunsmith refinished the shotgun after he soldered the choke device in place. Lettering is sharp throughout. We only detect one buffed area on the lower left side of the receiver directly above the trigger, and there is some weakness to the proof marking on the forward right side of the receiver. We rate the metal as Excellent Refinish. Scouring to the gloss finish to the original stock and forend is only moderate, mostly on the right side of the forend. We rate the wood as Very Good, 80 to 85 percent. Photos, at any rate, should suffice for prospective owners to judge finish grade for themselves. Note that the safety is the more desirable Post-War conventional type, behind the trigger. Also note that the shell carrier has minimal streaking for shell insertion, this shotgun has not been loaded many times in the past 40 years, much less fired. Rib is solid rib with early 1960s red bead on the Poly Choke. Bore, chamber, and mechanism are all bright, clean, and excellent. Note the paperwork, too. This old Browning has its original Instruction Manual, marked Printed in Belgium; it has the original walnut plug, properly named 3-Shot Adaptor and even has that part’s original envelope; and it has the 1952 copyrighted Poly Choke instruction tag. We’re offering this very attractive and distinctive Browning for only $ 549.95. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Long Guns: $20 flat fee shipping to the lower 48 states; $50 to Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico. We accept checks with no more than 7 days hold. MC or Visa phone- or fax-in orders shipped same day; USPS Money Order paid items shipped same day. Cashiers checks & non-USPS Money Orders hold a day or two longer than personal checks. We require initial payment of at least 20% down within 7 days of offers to buy; otherwise we relist. We can accept FFLs not only in the mail, but also by scan or fax, so long as they are legible and signed. We always make the transfer dealer’s life as easy as possible. On used guns, we offer a 7 day money back return privilege. No returns on New Guns or lay-aways. We accept lay-away with 20% down, balance in 90 days - lay aways not refundable, though. Internet phone hours 8:30 - 4 CST Mon - Sat CST. Robertson Trading Post 117 Front Street PO Box 365 Henderson, Tennessee 38340 *We consider trade offers* Blue & Walnut Good;. S&W, Colt Stainless Very Good. We even like RG, H&R, Taurus/Rossi. Gold, Silver good, esp. Morgan Dollars and Walking Liberty Half Dollars. We like .243 and .30-30 very much. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<



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Condition: Used, Minor Wear
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Location: TN
Item #: 995287922
Stock No.: LG2023

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Seller Since: Jul. 2007
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