Browning A-5 Friction Piece, Bronze
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Browning A-5 Friction Piece, Bronze

Code: B111119FPB
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4.9
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4 (1)
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Product Description

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Description: Browning Auto 5 Bronze Friction Piece All Gauges. This bronze constructed friction piece is designed for the A-5 shotgun from Browning and is a factory original component. Available in a 12ga. standard / magnum size as well as both a 20ga. magnum and 16-20ga. standard, the bronze friction ring allows for proper recoil management of the barrel when the shotgun is fired.

SKU GAUGE
B1111195 12GA. Magnum
B1111197 12GA.
B1111198 20GA. Magnum
B1111199 16GA. - 20GA.

Manufacturer: Browning

Note: It is recommended that all Browning parts be installed by a qualified and trained gunsmith

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Brand: Browning
  • Finish / Color: Brass
  • Firearm Type: Shotgun
  • Gauge: 12 Gauge,16 Gauge,20 Gauge
  • Material: Brass
  • Models Fit: Browning Auto-5

Specifications

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  • Brand: Browning
  • Finish / Color: Brass
  • Firearm Type: Shotgun
  • Gauge: 12 Gauge,16 Gauge,20 Gauge
  • Material: Brass
  • Models Fit: Browning Auto-5

Know Your Gun

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Browning Auto-5 History

The production of the Auto-5 began in 1902. Produced by F.N., John M. Browning ordered 10,000 of these shotguns in his first order. In 1999 Browning issued the "Final Tribute" version featuring engraved scens of John M. Browning, the F.N. Factory and the Browning Brothers first store. Only 1,000 of these were produced in a high-grade wood. Production of the famous "A-5" ceased after this final tribute.

Date Historic Information Serial Number Info
1903-1939 First 10,000 shipped to U.S. Marked with "BROWNING AUTOMATIC ARMS CO. OGDEN UTAH-U.S.A." Very few serial number records remain. Beginning with Serial Number 1 to approximately 228,000. Exact production figures are not available. Year of manufacture on Pre-World War II production is strictly a guess.
1940-1946 From 1940 to 1946 production of the Auto-5 was turned over to Remington. Serial number is on the side of receiver. "ABC" for American made Version. (A=16 gauge, B-12 gauge, C=20 gauge) 1946+229,000-237,000
1947   237001-249000
1948   249001-270000
1949   270001-285000
1950   285001-315000
1951   315001-346000
1952 F.N. took over production of the Auto-5. 346001-387000
1953   387000-438000
1954-55 Serial Numbering System changed. H=Standard Weight. L=Light Weight. H1-H83000
L1-L83000
1956 Serial Number designation for the Light Weight changed to G. H83001-H99000
G1-G23000
1957 Serial Numbering System changed again. M=Standard Weight. G=Light Weight. M22000-M85000
G23001-85000
1958-67 From 1958 serial numbers were preceded by the date of manufacture. 8M=standard weight for 1958. 8G=light weight for 1958.
Example: 8M1000 = A 1958 Auto-5 standard weight shotgun with serial number 1000
G85001-G99000
8G1-8G2000
M=standard weight
G=light weight
1968-76 In 1969 Browning started using two digits for the date of manufacture which was followed by a four digit code that identified the type of Auto-5:
M=standard weight
G=light weight
This was then followed by the serial number beginning with 1000.
Example: 69G1000 = A 1969 Auto-5 Lightweight 12 ga.. shotgun with a serial number of 1000.
M-standard weight
G=light weight
1976-1997 In 1976 Browning standardized its serial number identification which it followed until 1998.

  1. Auto-5 Type:
    151=Magnum 12 gauge
    161=Magnum 20 gauge
    211=Light 12 gauge
    221=Sweet 16
    231=Light 20 gauge
  2. Date of Manufacture is a two digit code:
    Z=1, Y=2, X=3, W=4, V=5, T=6, R=7, P=8, N=9, M=0
  3. Serial Number beginning with 01001 at the start of each year.
Serial Number Example:

01001RT151

This would be an Auto-5 Magnum 12 ga.,manufactured in 1976 with the serial number 01001.

1999 The Auto-5 was discontinued for 2000. To commemorate this historic event for the Auto-5, Browning released the "Final Tribute" version in 1999.

  1. Serial Number beginning with 01001 at the start of each year.
  2. Date of Manufacture is a two digit code: 2000 (distribution began in 1999)
  3. Auto-5 Type: FT="Final Tribute" 12 ga
Serial
Number Example:

2000FT1001

This would be a Auto-5 "Final Tribute" 12 ga., manufactured in 1999 with the serial number 1001.

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Customer Ratings & Reviews

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14
Ratings Snapshot
4.9
out of 5
5 (13)
4 (1)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product.
100%
4.9
out of 5
5 (13)
4 (1)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product.
100%
14 Total Reviews
Browning Shotgun Repair
5 out of 5
Rocky
Location: Rocksprings
Date: September 6, 2021
Found the friction ring broken causing the gun not to cycle correctly. Went to Midwest web site and easily found the part I needed. Easy to order and they shipped promptly. Slid the new ring in and the shotgun is ready for dove season!! Great experience! Definitely recommend
Recommended
Good fit
4 out of 5
Rich
Location: Indianapolis
Date: July 28, 2021
Friction piece goes with friction ring, needed both to replace same items on 1950's browning A-5. New items went together and fit to mag tube very well.
Recommended
Browning Auto 5 magnum
5 out of 5
Terry
Location: Enterprise AL
Date: June 25, 2021
Exactly what I needed, thanks!
Recommended
Just what the Dr ordered!
5 out of 5
bowman
Location: salt lake city
Date: Apr57l 1, 2021
I couldn't find the extra friction piece or friction ring for my 50 year old Browning 20 gauge so I ordered both. They came right away and a trip to the field proved they were the correct parts and functioned flawlessly.
Recommended
Browning a-5 friction piece
5 out of 5
Jay
Location: Russell ks.
Date: March 24, 2021
Just like original part! Great product!
Recommended
Perfect fit
5 out of 5
Drag race
Location: LaVista, Ne.
Date: March 8, 2021
The parts were perfect for the browning A5 auoto that is over fifty years old. Great service and help.
Recommended
Browning A5
5 out of 5
Skeeter
Location: LaVista Ne
Date: February 27, 2021
Perfect fit for my 50 year old Belgium barrel browning
Recommended
Good Product
5 out of 5
Bob
Location: Indiana
Date: September 29, 2020
Thank you
Recommended
Friction Bronze piece
5 out of 5
Gun enthusiast
Location: Houston, Texas
Date: September 29, 2020
It is what I ordered and works perfectly on my Browning A5. Best of all is that I discovered Midwest Gun Works and it superlative service.
Recommended
New parts for 1959 gun.
5 out of 5
briarjm
Location: Spring Hill, Florida
Date: June 17, 2020
I was surprised to find these parts available. The gun was left to me by my father who passed away several years ago and had been in storage. I took it apart to clean it and discovered the friction piece and ring were missing. Thank you for providing items like this.
Recommended
Great fit
5 out of 5
Viper1022
Location: Oregon
Date: May 25, 2020
Nice snug fit on my Remington Model 11 Sportsman. Really helped an old gun shoot like new.
Recommended
Perfect fit and function
5 out of 5
John Lawler
Location: IA
Date: Apr3l 10, 2020
Exactly what is needed for repairing the Browning A5 recoil assembly. High quality and fair price.
Recommended
Great item
5 out of 5
John hardy
Location: South Carolina
Date: March 11, 2020
Fits as it should. Fast prompt service. I would order again with no issue.
Recommended
Friction ring replacement
5 out of 5
Stephen
Location: Heady
Date: March 10, 2020
Worked perfectly.
Recommended
14 Total Reviews