Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

my auto 5 resurrection

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by ElToro, Jan 12, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. ElToro

    ElToro Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2003
    Messages:
    645
    Location:
    Bay Area, PRK
    So I picked this 50s vintage A5 up a few years ago for about $150. it had been neglected and was filthy as heck and had a cracked stock and a severely damaged barrel that had been cut. So i got a ramline stock and cut the barrel back to where it was safe and shot it a lot. it ran ok but i wanted to do more

    It took a while to gather the parts but i found new wood ( the new butt had already been cut), sent the barrel to Briley and had a bead and thin wall choke installed. Another friend refinished the wood with a nice oil finish and i had a decelerator installed and had the stock cut short. Not knowing how many thousands of rounds this thing had in it, I had every spring replaced and new friction ring and completely cleaned the inside. I decided the leave the metal bluing in the well used and carried state its in. with the Modified choke from Briley, it patterns very well.

    here she is. my new Clyde Barrow commemorative. barrel is 18.3 and overall length is 35.
    pretty handy little home defense gun. sorry to any A5 purists who are offended.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. BP44

    BP44 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2008
    Messages:
    454
    Location:
    Oregon
    :eek:
    That sir, is a very nice looking scatter gun. I have an old old model 11 I still manage to take out for birds once in a while but I would love to find a donor A5/11 to do something similar. Thanks for shareing.
     
  3. Gordon

    Gordon Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    8,110
    Location:
    central Kali.
    Fire it 100 times fairly rapidly with cheap heavy bird shot loads and get back to me. Mine took a little sorting out....
     
  4. rbernie
    • Contributing Member

    rbernie Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2004
    Messages:
    20,450
    Location:
    Norra Texas
    Looks useful. With the barrel that short, I recommend starting with the friction ring on magnum and backing it off only if it short strokes....
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page