It was the first successful semi-automatic shotgun design, and its 96 years of production are a tribute to the enduring genius of John Moses Browning.
American Rifleman’s Kelly Young gets a closer look at Browning’s A5 Sweet Sixteen shotgun.
Browning continues to enamor its A5 aficionados, this time adding the A5 High Grade Hunter.
In 1903, two semi-automatic shotguns revolutionized hunting. John M. Browning’s long-recoil-operated Automatic-5—“Five shots under your finger,” read the advertising—and Swedish gunsmith Carl Axel Theodor Sjögren’s inertia-operated “Normal” shotgun.