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harleyrider October 19, 2018 20:58

Sweet Sixteen
Thought Id throw this link to a recent post I made in the FN forum since its also appropriate here.


VALMET October 28, 2018 07:22

That is a fantastic A5- I hadnt seen that thread. I have a 16 Ga A5 but it is a 1946-47 mfg so not technically a sweet sixteen, I dont believe. Its a Browning gun but actually mfgd by Remington (its not a Model 11) since the FN factory wasnt exactly cranking out lots of commercial guns immediately after the war.

My great grandfather bought it for my grandfather when he returned from Europe after the war. I still have the receipt. He bought a 16 Ga for my grandfather and a 20 Ga for his brother (that one is still in the family also). I had it professionally restored and use it occasionally on a dove hunt. Lovely old shotguns those A5s.

imacoonass01 October 28, 2018 07:38

Have you shot it yet?

andresere November 17, 2018 15:26

Not an Auto 5, but I've got a 16 gauge Ithaca Model 37 Featherlight. I buy ammo whenever I find it. Very nice shooter.

grumpy1 November 19, 2018 21:52

I love carrying my JC Higgins/ High Standrd 16 gauge out in the field, makes me feeling like dads with me as it was his when he was a teenager.

There’s a couple places close by that carry 16 gauge most all the time at a decent price. The local Walmart has it and usually in January they put it on sale, that’s when I try to pick up some.

wasillashack November 23, 2018 20:42

Sweet Sixteen
My dad bought me a new Browning Sweet 16 for my 18th birthday, 54 years ago, still in about the same condition as the OP's A5, my favorite quail, dove and squirrel gun. It also made me a 16 gauge lover, I have a Winchester Model 12 in 16 gauge also.

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