Re: A5 question
D.A.T., I can't say for sure, but most if not all of the major parts I believe were unchanged. Pre war guns were hand fitted though, so a modern part that looks the same might need some hand fitting. Barrels are a good example. I have switched a couple of Belgian A-5 barrels out for the later Japanese screw-in choke barrels. Neither was a slip fit, but both ended up working fine. One gun was a Light Twelve, The other gun a Magnum 12.
I don't know if it's even possible, but never try to put a 3" chamber barrel in a standard receiver for 2 3/4" barrel.
Check online and see if the Browning repair facility at Arnold Missouri is still in business. I think it was Art's Gun Shop. They could give you detailed answers.
I've never had to change a single part in these fine shotguns. Even the springs hold up. They get shorter over the years, but still work.
Good shooting. Tom
Texas State Rifle Association Life Member
NRA Endowment Life Member
A big fast bullet will beat a little fast bullet every time
Last edited by specweldtom; 07-07-2010 at 09:20 PM.