Recommend taking it to a gun shop for appraisal. That would be very tight in a 12-bore, much less a 16. If there is not a fresh round in the magazine, the bolt is locked to the rear. But there is a perfect Browning shotgun for you. Also, is the safety in front of the trigger or behind? Value is too difficult to be accurate without seeing the gun.
Auto 5's with poly-chokes, compensators and recoil pads other than Mag 12's will reduce value. So now if you have identified your Sweet, lets look at Condition. A complete description of the gun will tell us what it really is. I was wondering the value of the gun if you can help. They both seem to sell equally as well. Pick up an A5 Sweet Sixteen and see how sweet it is. The push-through safety button is at the rear of the trigger guard.
Auto 5's with poly-chokes, compensators and recoil pads other than Mag 12's will reduce value. They were a lighter version of the same gun. Also yours is marked 16 70. Many buyers are split on preferring the round knob or flat knobs. Operation is clean because gases are sent out the barrel and away from the action. The trigger also had a bit of creep. A crisp trigger of that weight somehow feels heavier to me.
Condition which includes the amount of original finish and original configuration will determine value. Handling in the field was excellent. Checkering was machine-cut but well executed in an attractive 18-lines-per-inch pattern. The Auto-5 kept going until the last run of commemorative guns was sold in 2000. The original Auto-5 was beautifully hand engraved, which would add a prohibitive cost today. Do you have original paperwork owner's manual, etc.
Recently members have been receiving an email about confirming their account. Getting one of these extremely rare original factory issued guns at a standard gun price is a trophy in itself. It is just slippery enough to avoid hanging up on your hunting jacket. The new Browning A5 makes better use of kinetic energy with its powerful, short recoil-operated Kinematic Drive System. In shooting patterns and hunting pheasants in the field, however, recoil was perceived to be mild.
But in this case, with such a heavy pull, the creep actually made the trigger feel softer. This item may not be purchased by using the Pay Pal method of payment. It also can release a shell from the magazine to be loaded into the chamber. The original Auto-5 was very popular, and everyone recognized its unique humpback profile. Like its most revered predecessor, the Browning A5 16 gauge is built on a smaller, lighter receiver for reduced weight and a sleek feel in your hands. If you have done so and entered your login information, change your password immediately, and ensure the email address on your account is correct.
By Bruce Buck In spite of the somewhat similar names and humpback look, inertia-driven autoloader is very different from the old Auto-5 Sweet 16. Removed the trigger group and had a gunsmith decrease it to 4 lbs. A vent rib and fiber-optic front sight, allows you to take full advantage of the A5's long sight plane with positive swing and follow-through. The pistol grip-style stock and fore-end are of dark-stained, glossy-finished checkered walnut. If your gun is, indeed, a 1940's gun. Also is there any serial numbers on these guns I can't find one? Value is too difficult to be accurate without seeing the gun. If a fresh round is present, it is released from the under-barrel tubular magazine, tripping the bolt release and causing the bolt to travel forward into battery.
The trigger pull was heavy at 6¼ pounds. The barrel rib was low, ventilated and flat. It really does carry like a 20 and shoot like a 12. Purchaser must comply with all applicable laws for pickup. Pre- 1956 guns may have matching serial numbers on the barrel, as Dick mentioned. It's pretty close to actual Blue Book numbers, but the real mint guns drop off from reaching as high as the Sweet Sixteens.