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Old 04-08-2007, 02:41 PM
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Most likely I won't be shooting this gun but I was curious on what kind of feedback I would end up getting on this matter. My dad has a old shotgun that is about 30-33 years old (its older then I am anyway). It is a Browning Semi and its in fairly good condition(kept clean and well taken care of)but would it be safe to shoot still or no?
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Old 04-08-2007, 02:54 PM
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Can't say without visually looking it over. If ya gotta ask though, bring it to a gunsmith to examine.
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Old 04-08-2007, 03:01 PM
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By all meanstake it to a qualified gunsmith and let him check it out. Pays to be safe!
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Old 04-08-2007, 03:23 PM
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im not sure because i cant see it but you can take it to a certified gunsmith
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Old 04-08-2007, 04:32 PM
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Thanks for the feedback. I definetly don't plan to shoot with it until I do have it checked out but as i said, just wanted to get some feedback here first
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Old 04-08-2007, 04:54 PM
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30 years old is nothing for a semi browning auto-5. As long as nothing is broke, or cracked, why not?
 
Old 04-08-2007, 05:37 PM
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as long as it aint broke it should work. i regularly hunt with a winchest model 50. made sometime in the 50's or early 60's...has a plain barrel and mod choked barrel..i love that gun and shoot it amazingly well. dove, grouse, squirrels, bunnys pheasants, woodcock and even a fall turkey died death due to me and that gun. the fall turkey was at an amazing distance. i had no idea it was as far as it was but it was well over 30yds. 1 shot rolled it too. ive fired 100s of rounds from it in the dove field..funtions great..i love it.
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Old 04-08-2007, 05:38 PM
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I must be old or something . Most of my guns are 30+ years old.
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Old 04-08-2007, 05:52 PM
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Sheesh, every thing I have was made in the 50s n 60s....I wouldn't
part with them!
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Old 04-08-2007, 06:11 PM
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I have a 1970 model Browning A-5 that I would not hesitate to use as my primary shotgun. Yes, it has been used and shows some wear, but it is as mechanically sound as my "newer" Benellis.

In my opinion, the age of a gun is meaningless. The condition should be your only concern.
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