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super cub
July 3, 2002, 08:08 PM
Fairly new to the Shotgun Forum. I apologize if this is a tired subject, but found nothing much thru a thread search.
I keep a Browning Auto-5 12 guage handy at home. Was wondering if anyone sells or ever made a magazine extension for these? I have not seen one. There seem to be plenty for Remingtons and Winchesters, so the Browning design may be the problem.
BTW, I have used an A-5 for hunting for many years and it never failed to function, so I trust it as a home defense weapon. I know pumps are the trend, but I forget to rack them! Yes, lack of practice, I know.
Thanks. D

Andrew Wyatt
July 3, 2002, 10:58 PM
I don't know where once can be found, but i know they're available, because i've seen them in use at the Swat magazine world championship 3 gun match in use by one of the shooters on the milt sparks' team.

Dave McC
July 4, 2002, 05:02 AM
Choate used to advertise extensions for the A-5. Remember, you cannot clamp the mag and bbl together.


July 4, 2002, 05:50 AM

July 4, 2002, 10:24 AM
I have a Remington Model 11, which is basically just an A5. Does anyone know if the threading on the magazine tube is different on the A5 and Model 11?

I tried a friends 870 extended magazine just to see if it'd work, and with a spacer I think it'd be possible. But if the threadings the same, I could just use an A5 extension.

July 12, 2002, 08:41 PM
Wow Erick.....what a neat show n tell piece.


July 12, 2002, 09:06 PM
If you have a 3 shot sportsmen model you need to change the magtube and forend to use an extension.

The Remington model 11 takes the 870 extension the a-5 will not work. you do need to shim between the extension and the forearm. I use one I got from a gunsmith that also serves as a front sling mount.