Vintage Firearms Inc


Browning A5 Sweet Sixteen – 99% BLUE, TYPE II SAFETY


Call: 1 (616) 292-6240 To Purchase


General Specs: Browning, C1949, 16 Gauge, 6lbs. 14oz., Chokes IC, LOP 14 5/16″, DAH 2 5/8″, DAC 1 11/16″
Serial Number:  X37751 

Needing little introduction, the Browning A5 is one of the most iconic shotguns ever designed. With its signature humpback receiver design, the Browning’s Auto-5 is instantly recognizable and with more than 2.7 million made, it is a common sight both in the wild and the more manicured lawns of Skeet and Trap lines! These guns were made to be used and millions of hunters and sportsmen did just that, slinging billions of rounds of ammo at all kinds of targets and they’re still going strong!  Manufactured in Belgium C1949 and weighing 6lbs. 14oz. this Browning Sweet Sixteen is notable for its second style safety (used between 1909-1951) and its overall excellent condition. The matted barrel is 99% factory blued, the bore is mirrored and is choked Mod. The receiver has been expertly restored to factory like condition. The wood shows some lite handling and is salt free, it is capped with an art nouveau style Browning hard rubber buttplate. Two Browning magazine limiters are included along with paperwork. Sweet Sixteens are always in demand and with a finite number available to find one in such high condition is always a pleasure! Thanks for looking!

Barrel Length:  25 1/2″
Chokes:   .009 IC
Bores:  mirror
Bore Diameter:   0.665
Wall Thickness:   0.048
% Blue:   99% factory blue
Chambers:   2 3/4″
Ribs:   plain matted barrel
Sights:  Font gold bead
Action:   semi-automatic
Receiver Condition:   99%, restored action; nicely done
Screws:   perfect
Engraving:   hand engraved Grade 1
Trigger Type:   single- crisp
Trigger Guard Color:   99%
Type:   long tang round knob
LOP:   14 5/16″
LOP To End Of Wood:  14″
DAH:   2 5/8″
DAC:   1 11/16″
Cast:   neutral
Checkering Condition:   excellent
Butt Treatment:   Browning buttplate
There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on long guns. If it is a “VFI Certified” gun there is a 90 day mechanical warranty. Call or email us for more details or questions. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc
Payment and Shipping
Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price reflects 3% cash discount. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher.)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: Collected in CO, FL, MI, WI
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $90.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK.
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes. We accept C&R licenses for shipping on C&R eligible guns.
Terms of Purchase: Check your local and state laws before purchasing. It is the buyer’s responsibility to confirm his/her right to own the firearm or any item before purchasing.
PLEASE SEE OUR OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. View all listings and our full inventory of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. Thanks for looking!We employ full time gunsmiths on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs “tweaked”, let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns “as found” and others want them “just so”. We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.
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