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Old 09-28-2015, 04:25 AM
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Default 1952 fn Belgium Browning 16 gauge shotgun

Hello everyone I bought a 1952 Belgium made A5 Browning 16 gauge it shoots 2 1/2 shells I've fired it but it won't eject the shells can you help me out ....mike
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Old 09-28-2015, 10:40 AM
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I'm not sure the gun will shoot 2.5s but I've never tried them in my old Belgian 16, just regular 2.75" dove and heavier loads. Here's a diagram showing the basic setup of the friction ring and where it should be based on the load you're trying to get it to eject. I STILL think the A5 is THE greatest autoloading scattergun in history! For sure my eternal fav!
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Old 09-28-2015, 04:42 PM
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Thanks brother let me break this thing down and see just what's going on inside
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Old 09-28-2015, 05:57 PM
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I've got a Belgian Sweet Sixteen and it shoots 2 3/4 shells. Nice gun but I hardly use it anymore since 20 gauge is a lot easier to find shells for.
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Old 09-28-2015, 06:37 PM
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Does it say 2 1/2 inch chamber on the barrel?
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Old 09-29-2015, 01:48 PM
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If it was made in 1952, it should be made for the 2 3/4 " (70mm) shells. Before 1947, the 16 gauge Auto 5 used the 2 9/16 " (65mm) shells. If I remember correctly...lol.
As others have said, may just be the way your friction rings are set up.
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Old 09-29-2015, 02:14 PM
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Yep, my dad's used to shoot 2 9/16" shells in his 16 ga double, I don't know why it was chambered for 2 3/4. He eventually went to the 2 3/4.

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Old 09-29-2015, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by RPD63 View Post
If it was made in 1952, it should be made for the 2 3/4 " (70mm) shells. Before 1947, the 16 gauge Auto 5 used the 2 9/16 " (65mm) shells. If I remember correctly...lol.
As others have said, may just be the way your friction rings are set up.
Yes I'm getting up in years also brother haha I hear ya I'm going to set the rings up differently to see if that works
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Old 09-29-2015, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Oldtimr View Post
Does it say 2 1/2 inch chamber on the barrel?
No it doesn't the guy I bought it from said it was on one side of the barrel it says made in Belgium on the other side it says full 16 steel and has all these little crowns and symbols
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I believe the early 20 gauge shells were the 2 1/2 in ones. I could be mistaken though.
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