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Old March 05, 2020, 09:07   #1
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Seeking Photos or info on Browning/FN Auto-5 in Military and Police Use

Anyone have any photos of Auto-5s in Police or Military use anywhere in the world, such as Malaya or Rhodesia? Both photos of them in use and close up photos of the guns themselves are of interest.

Also, and info on the specifics, such as barrel length, markings, etc, would be of interest.

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Old March 07, 2020, 15:06   #2
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Anyone have any photos of Auto-5s in Police or Military use anywhere in the world, such as Malaya or Rhodesia? Both photos of them in use and close up photos of the guns themselves are of interest.

Also, and info on the specifics, such as barrel length, markings, etc, would be of interest.

Thanks!
I suggest using Google, Duck Duck Go, or similar net search engine and enter "Browning Rhodesian shotgun" and "FN Police Rhodesian shotgun" and examine the resulting images and text links. This should give you a few hours of fun. There is also a fair amount available on this forum, though the search here is kinda klunky.

Most available pics are of those shotguns now in US collector hands as imported by CAI and Sarco, ending in about 2014. Likely less than 700 were originally used (the RA### markings seen so far only go to the six hundred range). Very few photos of them in the Bush War theater are to be found. Here is one showing three FN/Browning shotguns, an A9 in the center, a standard A5 center right, and an indistinct model far right.



If you have already done the suggested search, is there anything in particular that you are looking for? The Rhodesian Army marked FN Police model shotgun with the extended wood fore arm has a barrel length of approx. 24 inches.
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