Dad's A5

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Bob Elliott

Bearcat
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My dad bought this shotgun in Belgium during WWII for $29 at the FN factory.

I've been using it since 1964. The ND Sharptail was it's latest mark.


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6GUNSONLY

Hunter
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Alabama, in the bend of the Tennessee River
I cut my shotgun shooting teeth on an A-5, first a Sweet Sixteen then a Light Twelve. The epitome of solid and reliable, but they sure do give me a gun headache on an all-afternoon dove shoot. Think it's that slam-bang of the recoil operated action.
 

TDF

Single-Sixer
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Seward, NE
Mine also came back with a soldier in Europe during WWII. Though no relative of mine. The guy I bought it from's Dad brought it and few other interesting items home with him. Mines a 16 ga from the 1920's. Got a pheasant with it last year on the last hunt of the year. Forgot to snap a pic though. Here's it's first kill with me. Along with my boxer mix, Mr. Marbles. Love those A5's.

TDF

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sumoj275

Bearcat
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OKC, OK
I want to get an A5 so bad, but the ones I see around here are priced way too high for the condition they are in.

Great pic btw.
 
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Nice!

For hunting geese I’ve had Rem SP10s, Benelli Super Black Eagles, various Rem and Win autos but ended up going back to my A5 Magnum…..it’s all I use now for goose hunting. I have a Sweet 16 and the A5 mag…..both made in 1959.

My gun life would be dull indeed if not for John Browning and Bill Ruger!


Dennis.
 

JSam

Bearcat
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Feb 19, 2008
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Utah
My grandpa died a couple years ago. I got his A-5. Made in 1947. I bet you could populate a zoo with all the animals that thing has shot.
 

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