Discussion in 'Browning Double Auto' started by b79holmes, Jan 29, 2024.

  1. b79holmes

    b79holmes .22LR

    If you have a Double Auto of any variant with multiple barrels are the barrels marked such that you know it's a factory set? Ditto a case?
  2. Auzzie

    Auzzie 20g

    To the best of my knowledge be a no in the markings department.
    However barrels were individual hand fitted to match the particular gun so look for any recent out of place file marks or a different feel or movement between them when fitted. That's always a clue or giveaway
    The factory fit is very neat and precision when adjusted properly including the reamed hole /pin forend fit on aluminium adjuster nut.
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  3. Rudolph31

    Rudolph31 .30-06

    I have a Double Auto. I couldn’t shoot it well so I bought another barrel for it with a Poly Choke — that extra weight really smooths my swing. Unfortunately it didn’t fit. I brought it to Art and after two strokes with a file it fit perfectly.
  4. Auzzie

    Auzzie 20g

    Another tip is how smooth the forend latches and feels resistance wise and locks into the fixed position between barrels. That's how you can tell if same person did the final fit on both.
    When you fit a different barrel from another gun in trained hands , with a bit of sensory perception they can feel looser or tighter and the quality of the fit completely depends on the skill of person using the file and their patience to get it right. You can take metal off but can't put back on easily.
  5. b79holmes

    b79holmes .22LR

    The shop that has it is about an hour from me. I may go see it tomorrow.'
  6. b79holmes

    b79holmes .22LR

    Sorry it has taken me a while.
    It is a black 1966 (6A50xxx)
    Metal looks good but the stock has many small usage marks.

    Does the Browning historian still exist?
    I have paid for a letter for a Superposed but will he verbally answer a question?
    I didn't see a Historian link on the Browning web pages.

  7. b79holmes

    b79holmes .22LR

    I found the Historian , he's 9 months out on letters and he can't quickly answer a detailed order question.
  8. Ranger6

    Ranger6 Administrator Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator Forum Moderator

    There is a post on here with his information. He only works part time is what I understand from talking to him. The older gentleman retired. They are always backed up and takes a long wait to get the information. He will do a pretty in-depth search, but last time I called him there were no records. I think it was 6 months last time, guess lots of folks requesting info. Who would have thought. 9 months seems a little long. I know some gunsmiths are still 1-1.5 years behind.

    I called about some ivory beads being made and was told to call next year. Guess there is a serious demand for those too.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2024

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