Sweet Sixteens

Discussion in 'Browning Auto A-5' started by Rudolph31, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. Rudolph31

    Rudolph31 20g

    Looking over this thread I thought I'd point out a few changes made over the years.

    In 1948 there were two, the words "TRADE MARK" were replaced with a circled "R", and the words "Sweet Sixteen" were engraved on the receiver. But evidently not at the same time, as my '48 has the first but not the second change.

    In 1951 the front safety went away in favor of the cross bolt. I'm indifferent to which style is used except on Sweet Sixteens (and early Light Twelves) as I really like the look of the gold safety paired with a golden trigger.
  2. Rudolph31

    Rudolph31 20g

  3. Rudolph31

    Rudolph31 20g

    Bump.
    Last edited: May 19, 2018
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  5. Rudolph31

    Rudolph31 20g

    A while back I had Art’s refinish the stock on the 1948 as the checkering was worn flat. I finally took some pictures.

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  6. Rudolph31

    Rudolph31 20g

    A few weeks ago the ‘48 came out of the display case to the Skeet field. In the middle of the 2nd round the Carrier button stopped working. I had to trip the bolt with my pocket knife.

    I disassembled the gun at home, thinking I had a bad Carrier. But it turned out the Magazine Follower was poking too far out of the Mag, holding the front of the Carrier flush against the Receiver. The “skirt” that prevents this had split.

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    Last edited: Jul 12, 2018 at 10:39 AM
  7. Rudolph31

    Rudolph31 20g

    MGW has the part in stock for $9.99, but I asked my jeweler friend if he could weld it. If you didn’t know, it seems that jewelers can make or fix just about anything.

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  8. Rudolph31

    Rudolph31 20g

    My friend keeps impressing me with his abilities. I said he must use the world’s smallest welding rod, and his reply was “Indeed” along with this picture:

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