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Browning A5 HD/Riot Conversion

Nihonto Chicken

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May 6, 2017
Central Coast, PRKaliforniastan
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Okay, finally got off the dime and did it, have had all the parts for months. After declining to convert the first obtained Browning A5 (too nice and original to mess with), I scored a much better candidate, a post 1953 example with the two piece carrier/lifter and low use, but with an aftermarket adjustable choke and for some reason refinished (no residual pitting and most engraving surviving intact, save the wriggle work at the bottom of one side of the receiver). With a steel Choate 8 round mag extension (no longer available), a previously obtained and shortened barrel, and a RamLine polymer stock set (now Champion at four times the price), here is the result (sorry for the crappy indoor cell phone pic, it's drizzling outside).


Not as impressive as a Rhodesian Police Model and for sure not a Beretta 1301, but it does exude some sort of old school charm. ;)