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Browning Auto-5 Value Help

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by 627PCFan, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. 627PCFan

    627PCFan Member

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    Does anyone have any insight on value on factory new Browning Auto 5s from 1910-1930? I found a collector that has a stack of them in 12, 16 and 20. I had a chance to take a look at the boxes and they truly are factory wrapped over 100 years old in some cases.
     
  2. eastbank

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    small gold mine.
     
  3. Rudolph31

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    FN didn’t make a 20 until 1958. Browning stopped importing guns after 1903 and didn’t resume until 1923. So where do these NIB gun’s come from?
     
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  4. CSestp

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    These shotguns list for high prices, but hardly ever move.
     
  5. Sushigaijin

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    I'l take a 16 and a 20...
     
  6. SamT1

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    I see gently used Belgian ones move in the $600 range as low as 3 for some well used. Japan ones in the 400 range. Some of the Belgian ons with solid rib barrel maybe 5 ish. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a NIB one, it may fetch double? There’s a lot of variants to them. Some worth a lot others not so much. I think their popularity has declined a lot the last 10 years. Up until the new inertia guns got popular they were really hard to beat for a reliable semiauto field gun.
     
  7. Gordon

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    Generally speaking the 20 gauge Auto 5s are worth more because they scale the frame to gauge and the 20 gauges are sweet. Yup the sweet 16s are very nice but the unpopularity of the 16 gauge keeps them from selling as well as the 20 and the most common 12 gauge.IF the gun was an early Belgian Browning 20 "NIB" i would be worth more than $1000.in plain blued grade 1. A Midas or Olympian grade would me alot more !
     
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