Designed by John Browning in 1898 and patented in 1900, it was produced continually for almost 100 years by several makers with production ending in 1998. It features a distinctive high rear end, earning it the nickname Humpback.
What years was the Browning A5 Made in Japan?
History of the Browning Auto 5 FN produced the A5 in Belgium until 1975, with a brief break during World War II when production shifted to Remington from 1940-46, and lastly to Miroku in Japan starting in 1975 until the traditional A5 ceased production in 1999.
Is the Browning Auto 5 a good gun?
The all-new Browning A5 is built to be the most reliable, fastest cycling, best performing and softest shooting recoil-operated (yes, recoil-operated) autoloader on the planet.” Thats all well and good for new shooters, but if youre in the market for a “humpback” shotgun, make sure you get an original Browning Auto-5