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5- Serial Numbers: The first an only available accurate published record of serial numbers for all Auto-5 guns in all gauges.
6- Proofmarks: A historical review of the Belgian proofing system, as well as a detailed account of each proofmark and explanation as found on Auto-5 (A-5) shotguns.
Just a bit of the information found in The Browning Auto-5 Shotguns: 1-The History of FN, (Fabrique Nationale) 2- John M. 3- The Creation of the Auto-5: From patent dates and numbers to prototypes.
4- The initial order of 10,000: A detailed analysis of the first order that John Moses Browning ordered with FN in 1903 and how many actually were shipped to the United States.
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7- Component Parts: Each relative part of the Auto-5 (A-5) shotgun is reviewed and changes and introduction dates on the changes is explained.
8- Models: All models are clearly discussed with their variations and introduction dates. 10- Engraving patterns: From the early custom "One of a kind" Auto-5 shotguns to the later special grade Auto-5 (A-5) shotguns. Excellent work, research done at the source: Browning and FN.