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Old 01-12-2021, 08:29 AM
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This is a Browning Light Twelve, 1957 manufacture date. It belonged to a dear friend of my dadís. My dad was given the gun, by the friendís widow, after helping her clear up some issues with the estate. The shotgun quickly became Dadís favorite. Before he passed in April 2019, he asked me which of his hunting guns I wanted, when the time came. I chose this Browning and a Beretta BL-3.
This Browning has become my ďgo-toĒ duck gun, this season, as I return to waterfowling, after a 20 year hiatus. Weíve busted ice and brush, and knocked down a few birds. But, even when nothingís flying, this old humpy is just plain fun to hold and admire.






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I have two old Browning O/U 's in the "pink" Hartman cases and six new O/U's in the brown cases. Not one of them has a cleaning rod holder. You would have thought "progress" would retain that bit of Class!

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What a beautiful shotgun. Nothing looks and performs better than a Browning A5.
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What a beautiful shotgun. Nothing looks and performs better than a Browning A5.
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I read that JMB considered the semi-auto 12 gauge his crowning achievement.
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I read that JMB considered the semi-auto 12 gauge his crowning achievement.
Many people consider the M-2 50 his best idea! However, He gave his son Val advice on the development of the Superpose. Val gave Muruku advise on the Citori, so the pedigree is in those guns too.

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Beautiful shotgun you have there. They are a real classic, with unbelievable craftsmanship compared to most of today's shotguns.

Mine is a well worn Light 12, about the same vintage as yours, given to me by an uncle who decided he didn't want to hunt any longer. I sure put it to use.

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