Nickel plated Auto 5?

Discussion in 'Browning Auto A-5' started by win7stw, Sep 3, 2023.

  1. win7stw

    win7stw .30-06

    Saw this gun on a different site. It’s a 1953 Sweet Sixteen. The owner claims it is on one of 75 plated through the Browning custom shop. I have never seen or heard of Browning nickel plating them.

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  2. Rudolph31

    Rudolph31 .30-06

    Very interesting. I hadn’t heard of that either.

    It may have been done at the Browning Custom Shop, which I’ve not heard of before. The engraving looks a little washed out, as happens when a gun is refinished. You’d think that if Browning did it they would have re-cut it.

    If I were to buy it, I’d want a letter from Browning first. In fact, if they’re selling it at a premium, they should provide the letter.
  3. win7stw

    win7stw .30-06

    I think the guy is full of it. I think someone had it plated. I still want to have one French greyed
  4. Rudolph31

    Rudolph31 .30-06

    What are they asking?
  5. win7stw

    win7stw .30-06

    Supposedly the guy that posted those pictures not both of those guns for 1100
  6. Ranger6

    Ranger6 Administrator Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator Forum Moderator

    I agree full of it, but hey might be a good bird gun, that shinny receiver would blind them, making then easier to shoot. That 11-48 would be a good shooter.
  7. Biz

    Biz 20g

    Hey friend, refresh my memory, what is "French greyed"
  8. Auzzie

    Auzzie 20g

    I reckon it's been re done.
    Late 80s had a higher grade O/U repaired sent back at FN custom shop Leige under warranty.
    I was second owner.
    Took 10 mths and it came back absolutely perfect better than brand new with re finished wood, bonus engraving upgrade to trigger guard and lever ,signed for the inconvenience and paperwork to quantify.
    That's customer service!
  9. win7stw

    win7stw .30-06

    I am looking to have one done in “coin finish” or silver nitride. I want this look

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  10. Biz

    Biz 20g

    That is a nice Browning. Which model is it. Is it hand engraved?
  11. win7stw

    win7stw .30-06

    16 Gauge 525 Sporting. Not hand engraved
  12. Biz

    Biz 20g

    I thought it was useless to ask which gauge it was.
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  13. win7stw

    win7stw .30-06

    I slummed it the other day and shot my 12 gauge 425

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