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First Look: Browning Brings Back the Humpback With New A5 Autoloading Shotgun

First Look: Browning Brings Back the Humpback With New A5 Autoloading Shotgun

Browning's new A5 12-gauge may look like the old Humpback, but this is a totally new shotgun.
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from Ron Koch wrote 16 weeks 3 days ago

Just got a new one. Disappointed in only one thing. Unlike the Benelli, you can not take a shell out of the chamber and put in another one. I think this was a big screw up for Browning who copied the Benelli innards except for that. Other than that it handles great and swings perfect.

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from Alex Bauman wrote 1 year 27 weeks ago

Id like to see a comparison between this new A5 and the franchi affinity. Anyone shot both?

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from Gil Martin wrote 1 year 49 weeks ago

Are you serious regarding the hype about the new Browning A5 shotgun, especially the prices quoted in the article? Are you aware that the country is in a recession? Thank God that we can still find and buy excellent used Browning Auto-5 shotguns in the $450 to $600 price range at various gun shops. Many of us cannot afford to pay $1,399 to $1,559 plus sales tax and background check fees when an original Auto-5 can be acquired for a fraction of those costs. Thabnk you.

Gil Martin
SWchnecksville, PA

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from ajgall wrote 1 year 51 weeks ago

For me if it doesn't have a long recoil it's not an A-5.

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from deerman wrote 2 years 26 weeks ago

i would so buy on if it came with a fully riffled barrell like my dads gun has.

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from bird shooter wrote 2 years 28 weeks ago

The other question is will they make this in a Sweet Sixteen Model with a scaled down receiver? My old Sweet Sixteen is a keeper, but I would buy a new one in a heartbeat.

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from Moishe wrote 2 years 28 weeks ago

Too expensive and tarted up.

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from res1956 wrote 2 years 28 weeks ago

The 'New' A5 has got to be the answer to another question nobody has asked. Holy crap, whose idea was this?

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from gweisenb wrote 2 years 28 weeks ago

I would trade in my Belgium A5 for a new one - a true original, duck slayer, full choke, 2 3/4 inch; that is probably over 70 years old.

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from QuackQuackBlast wrote 2 years 28 weeks ago

Is that blood on the bottom of the synthetic forearm in the first image? I had to enlarge the first photo to see it...but looks like blood! If so, gotta respect a good test run!

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from 6phunter wrote 2 years 28 weeks ago

When the gas operated auto's came out the A-5 was forgotten as easier follow thru on shots due to a smoother swing without the action of the barrel in recoil being a distraction,personally I PREFER a smoother contour of the comb. where it meets the reciever,and I like it in with a good grade of wood with an eye pleasing grain .Both pictured barrels only showed a beaded sight.For those wishing to buy this gun,can you get it with a ventilated rib and a center bead to to help point and sight alignment?Also I wonder how long this extra button for shell feed will last as with other semi action's open chamber and a direct initial feed.I know people that swear by the old BROWNING'S ,and they deserve full credit to being a shot gun of that time.IT has to be seen whether todays wiser gun owners are willing to divest themselves in a gun I'm being told has added recoil ,along with a new shooting system/at a price that is a bit high for throwing around in a duck boat .

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from GuyGene wrote 2 years 28 weeks ago

I love the Brownings - the old ones, that is; I have never shot one newer than about 35 years old, but would also like to get one of these. Alas, like Yoda, price... Not too bad when comparing to others, but $ a little tight...

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from bberg7794 wrote 2 years 28 weeks ago

Love the old A5-probably would love the new A5 too.

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from JM1993 wrote 2 years 28 weeks ago

Like Yoda said I think the price tag is a little too high for me to be a buyer.

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from Yoda wrote 2 years 28 weeks ago

I am impressed and would love to shoot one of these new A5's. The price tag is the only thing keeping me from buying one right now.

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from Yoda wrote 2 years 28 weeks ago

I am impressed and would love to shoot one of these new A5's. The price tag is the only thing keeping me from buying one right now.

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from 6phunter wrote 2 years 28 weeks ago

When the gas operated auto's came out the A-5 was forgotten as easier follow thru on shots due to a smoother swing without the action of the barrel in recoil being a distraction,personally I PREFER a smoother contour of the comb. where it meets the reciever,and I like it in with a good grade of wood with an eye pleasing grain .Both pictured barrels only showed a beaded sight.For those wishing to buy this gun,can you get it with a ventilated rib and a center bead to to help point and sight alignment?Also I wonder how long this extra button for shell feed will last as with other semi action's open chamber and a direct initial feed.I know people that swear by the old BROWNING'S ,and they deserve full credit to being a shot gun of that time.IT has to be seen whether todays wiser gun owners are willing to divest themselves in a gun I'm being told has added recoil ,along with a new shooting system/at a price that is a bit high for throwing around in a duck boat .

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from GuyGene wrote 2 years 28 weeks ago

I love the Brownings - the old ones, that is; I have never shot one newer than about 35 years old, but would also like to get one of these. Alas, like Yoda, price... Not too bad when comparing to others, but $ a little tight...

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from res1956 wrote 2 years 28 weeks ago

The 'New' A5 has got to be the answer to another question nobody has asked. Holy crap, whose idea was this?

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from bird shooter wrote 2 years 28 weeks ago

The other question is will they make this in a Sweet Sixteen Model with a scaled down receiver? My old Sweet Sixteen is a keeper, but I would buy a new one in a heartbeat.

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from Gil Martin wrote 1 year 49 weeks ago

Are you serious regarding the hype about the new Browning A5 shotgun, especially the prices quoted in the article? Are you aware that the country is in a recession? Thank God that we can still find and buy excellent used Browning Auto-5 shotguns in the $450 to $600 price range at various gun shops. Many of us cannot afford to pay $1,399 to $1,559 plus sales tax and background check fees when an original Auto-5 can be acquired for a fraction of those costs. Thabnk you.

Gil Martin
SWchnecksville, PA

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from QuackQuackBlast wrote 2 years 28 weeks ago

Is that blood on the bottom of the synthetic forearm in the first image? I had to enlarge the first photo to see it...but looks like blood! If so, gotta respect a good test run!

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from gweisenb wrote 2 years 28 weeks ago

I would trade in my Belgium A5 for a new one - a true original, duck slayer, full choke, 2 3/4 inch; that is probably over 70 years old.

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from ajgall wrote 1 year 51 weeks ago

For me if it doesn't have a long recoil it's not an A-5.

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from deerman wrote 2 years 26 weeks ago

i would so buy on if it came with a fully riffled barrell like my dads gun has.

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from Alex Bauman wrote 1 year 27 weeks ago

Id like to see a comparison between this new A5 and the franchi affinity. Anyone shot both?

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from Ron Koch wrote 16 weeks 3 days ago

Just got a new one. Disappointed in only one thing. Unlike the Benelli, you can not take a shell out of the chamber and put in another one. I think this was a big screw up for Browning who copied the Benelli innards except for that. Other than that it handles great and swings perfect.

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from JM1993 wrote 2 years 28 weeks ago

Like Yoda said I think the price tag is a little too high for me to be a buyer.

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from bberg7794 wrote 2 years 28 weeks ago

Love the old A5-probably would love the new A5 too.

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from Moishe wrote 2 years 28 weeks ago

Too expensive and tarted up.

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