The Browning Auto-5 shotgun is one of the most successful and iconic shotguns ever invented. John Browning designed it in 1898, patented in 1900 and it remained in production until 1998.
That’s an incredible 100 years of production.
This video shows a cutaway animation of an A-5 operating. This is great stuff and we’re thankful to the folks at the “Si vis pacem, para bellum” YouTube channel for putting this video together.
It presents a wonderful, in-depth look just how the firing mechanism of an A-5 works.
John Browning called the A-5 his greatest achievement, and the shotgun quickly proved it worth as it became a favored firearm of both sportsmen and the military. The military widely used it from World War I through the Vietnam War.
Remington produced Browning’s design as their Model 11, and Savage Arms later produced the similar Model 720. The Remington Model 11 was the first semiautomatic shotgun produced in the United States.
After the Remington 1100, the Browning A-5 became the second-best-selling auto-loading shotgun in U.S. history.
This animation is a pleasure to watch for just about any shotgun or A-5 enthusiast.
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