Browning Model A5 X Prefix- 16ga

Browning Model A5 X Prefix- 16ga


For sale is a Browning Model A5 X Prefix semi-auto shotgun in 16ga. Serial number- X87074. This shotgun has a full choke and looks to have been manufactured in Belgium by FN in 1953. Post-war Belgium made "X Prefix Series." No serial number distinction between the Sweet 16 and the Standard 16 gauge A5. This is the "unmarked" Browning, the era of the Sweet Sixteen. These are among the rarest of the A5 Sweet Sixteen but are priced as standard 16 gauge A5s in value guides. This is the first year of standard production of the 2 ¾ inch chambered 16 gauge. It is also the last year of the non-engraved sweet sixteen. The popularity and success of the Sweet Sixteen from 1937 through 1947 earned it a permanent place in Browning marketing as 1948 engraved "Sweet Sixteen." 1947 is also the only year the 3 shot 2 ¾ 16ga was marketed in the USA. Getting one of these extremely rare original factory-issued guns at a standard gun price is a trophy in itself.
Barrel Length: 27.5
Bore condition: Good
Year Manufactured: 1953

Serial Number: X87074

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