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    I have my pops 1950's Hump Back with the 30 inch barrel fixed full ported choke. when he gave it to me he told me it did not cycle after he fell and dropped it in the mud. I got the gun home and stripped it cleaned it and took a good pound of mud and sand out of it. It has worked flawlessly ever since. I took it to a pheasant shoot a few years back and a guy asked why in the world I would bring that to shoot, he said it should be hanging on a wall somewhere. funny thing I still shoot it from time to time , just love the clukyness of it. Kind of sounds like an M1A cycling......cachunk,, cachunk.
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    I have an old Belgium Auto 5 in 16ga which was fitted with an old school Cutts compensator-----the one that has the screw in choke nozzles on the front.
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    Last day of deer season always had a lot of friends show up with their kids. We always drove after lunch and shot a lot of tag fillers. It never failed that 95% of the hunters would have Rem 870s, 1100s or Moss pumps. Also would never fail that some 15yr old sprout would want to know why I carried a WW1 gun. They always found out before dark. The A5 might be a old design but will still be shooting when the plastic fantastics with C-locked running gears end up recycled into a fisher price pull toy. The A5s are known to have tighter patterns than US guns. The guys that pop off and tell me I should but wheels on the A5 and packing a 1100 Rem have never weighed their gun. The difference between 1100 & A5 light is not enough to talk about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammertime View Post
    I've got the internal scrubbed, lightly oiled and reassembled. Just debating on refinishing the wood.
    And you should be posting pictures, we love old gun pictures around here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammertime View Post
    I've got the internal scrubbed, lightly oiled and reassembled. Just debating on refinishing the wood.
    If it's original finish don't even for another second consider refinishing the wood!!! That would be blasphemy. Cherish that old girl just as she is and PLEASE post some pics.

    I have a Belgium A5 1970's myself. Yours is about as pure Vintage as it gets.
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    I have my paternal grandfather's Remington made version of the Auto5 that is a pre-WWII manufacture. Despite weighing a ton, it has a stout recoil!

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    I have my maternal grandfather's Model 12 Winchester. I had to replace a firing pin but otherwise the gun is still rock solid it has been shot a lot. My father used to hunt with an Auto 5. For some reason he traded it on a Citori.

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    pics of my Humpback
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    Quote Originally Posted by edcknives View Post
    If it's original finish don't even for another second consider refinishing the wood!!! That would be blasphemy. Cherish that old girl just as she is and PLEASE post some pics.

    I have a Belgium A5 1970's myself. Yours is about as pure Vintage as it gets.
    Its not the original wood, as a matter of fact they don't even match in color. I'm probably going to refinish and try to get them closer to matching. Not really too concerned about looks, as long as it functions and I can use it again. I'll do my best to get some pics up.
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