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Old March 13, 2013, 02:30 AM   #1
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Scored another vintage Browning Double Auto...

this one is in absolute mint 95% condition. 1961 vintage alloy receiver DA Twelvette edition. The Double Auto was a Val Browning masterpiece design. Less than 7 pounds, recoil action with quick feed only holds two rounds. No maintenance required like gas guns. Take a look...

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Old March 13, 2013, 05:21 AM   #2
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Just out of curiosity, how many shotguns you got in the collection Slugo? I mean, you can never have too much but you seem to have a satisfactory amount haha
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Old March 13, 2013, 05:46 AM   #3
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I usually maintain about 10 to 12 at any given time. Seems like more, but it's not. I buy and sell most of the time with the exception of a few that are my go to target guns...
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Old March 13, 2013, 08:11 AM   #4
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Aren't autoloaders proscribed in PA - or do you not hunt them ?


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Old March 13, 2013, 10:28 AM   #5
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Autoloading rifles are not allowed for hunting in PA. Auto shotguns are fine...
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Old March 13, 2013, 11:56 AM   #6
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No wonder I don't see any of those in my area....( there's a huge vacuum sucking them all to PA ) to your back door ....

Oh well ....

.... nice find !
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Old March 13, 2013, 03:22 PM   #7
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here's my vintage 1955 DA Twelvette...

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Old March 13, 2013, 07:07 PM   #8
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When I was a kid, a friend's father had one; I even got to shoulder it a few times. It was quite to gun - especially compared to our J.C. Higgins and Monkey Wards shotguns. If we had one, I honestly don't know if I would have dared to take it hunting.
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Old March 14, 2013, 07:40 PM   #9
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As I've noted in other posts, I bought my first Browning DA (new) back in 1961 and I still hunt with it. I have a friend who lives down the road who is a serious DA collector. At last count, he had 23 of them, in various colors and configurations and all in pristine condition. He is still hunting for the "Holy Grail" of Browning Double Autos (in terms of scarcity), one finished in the color blue.
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Old March 14, 2013, 07:47 PM   #10
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I've never seen a blue one. The most rare of all...
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Old March 14, 2013, 08:39 PM   #11
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As you no doubt know, the blue color I am referring to is a blue anodized alloy ("hiduminum") receiver. I have a Double Auto with the relatively scarce steel receiver that has a conventional "blue job".

As an aside, I've always thought that a Double Auto chambered in 20 gauge with an appropriately scaled receiver would be the perfect upland ("repeating") shotgun.
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Old March 14, 2013, 09:48 PM   #12
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Yes, a true scaled 20 bore DA would be absolutely perfect!!
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