Browning Auto 5 Recoil Spring Light 12 Gauge
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Browning Auto 5 Recoil Spring Light 12 Gauge

Code: B1111378
Ratings Snapshot
5.0
out of 5
5 (34)
4 (1)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product.
97.1%

$12.75

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Product Description

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Description: Browning Auto 5 Recoil Spring Light 12 Gauge. Browning Factory Original A-5 12 Gauge Recoil Spring. Fits the 2 3/4" chambered light or standard 12 Gauge A-5 Shotguns.
Manufacturer: Browning
Code Gauge
B1111378 12
Note: It is recommended that all Browning Auto 5 parts be installed by a qualified and trained gunsmith. See technical Specs below.

Specifications

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  • Brand: Browning
  • Finish / Color: Unfinished
  • Firearm Type: Shotgun
  • Gauge: 12 Gauge
  • Material: Steel
  • 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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Additional Resources

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Customer Ratings & Reviews

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35
Ratings Snapshot
5.0
out of 5
5 (34)
4 (1)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product.
97.1%
5.0
out of 5
5 (34)
4 (1)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product.
97.1%
35 Total Reviews
Works As Advertised
5 out of 5
Jon
Location: Ar
Date: January 18, 2023
My old Auto-5's recoil spring needed replacement and this works as advertised. I would buy again.
Recommended
Light 12 spring
5 out of 5
Jerry
Location: North Carolina
Date: January 5, 2023
I bought this to use as a modification to my Auto5 magnum. This lets big Bertha cycle the cheap low power walmart shells when I dove hunt or go to the trap range.
Recommended
Works as intended
5 out of 5
Jack
Location: Alabama
Date: December 27, 2022
Works quite well and an easy self repair
Recommended
Just what I needed.
5 out of 5
David
Location: SD
Date: November 5, 2022
The original spring was about 1.5" short. I replaced it with this and now the gun functions very well with all loads.
Recommended
Great product and just what my Old A-5 12LT needed !
5 out of 5
Brad
Location: Saint Leonard Md.
Date: September 16, 2022
Great Product a very good price ! Also quick shipping no long wait for the part. This brought back the performance of the old A-5 and allowed me to use it on opening day of dove season with out a single misejection
Recommended
Auto 5 Recoil spring
5 out of 5
Roy
Location: Colorado
Date: August 4, 2022
Turned my Auto 5 into a reliable shotgun. Fast service,
Recommended
A5 recoil spring
5 out of 5
Stickman
Location: Southern VA
Date: May 10, 2022
Excellent fit,softened my ol girl right up! Fast shipping
Recommended
Recoil spring
5 out of 5
wayne
Location: illinois
Date: Apr41l 6, 2022
working great A+ business
Recommended
Direct fit
5 out of 5
Stevieray1
Location: Missouri
Date: March 25, 2022
Brings your action back like it was when it was new
Recommended
Lighten the load!
5 out of 5
David F.
Location: Blount County, AL
Date: January 19, 2022
I needed to run lighter loads through my A-5 Magnum and the factory spring wouldn’t let them cycle. Lighter spring from standard A-5 did the trick!
Recommended
MGW Browning Auto 5 Recoil Spring
5 out of 5
Wild Bill
Location: North Carolina
Date: November 1, 2021
MGS is a very good company to work with on Browning parts and service. Ordered product and it was sent timely, installed and it was exactly the part needed.
Recommended
Browning A-5 recoil spring
5 out of 5
Juanitohood
Location: Northern California
Date: October 22, 2021
Great replacement spring. My A-5 works like new!
Recommended
Recoil spring
5 out of 5
John
Location: Gardnerville, Nevada
Date: September 28, 2021
Good quality product, fast service and delivery
Recommended
Spring ...into full action
5 out of 5
Chris
Location: Rhode Island
Date: May 7, 2021
I was having issues with my Savage720 semi-auto 12ga 5 cartridge. It fired fine, but the ejection of the cartridge was not happening. I read a post online and found that the recoil spring over time compresses as much as 2 inches less. Sure enough the new spring arrived and was much shorter, and after replacing I went skeet shooting with a great relief when the shells started flying out again. Thanks for the great product and quick delivery.
Recommended
Fixed the problem
5 out of 5
Love to shoot
Location: NE
Date: May 1, 2021
All parts worked perfectly
Recommended
worked perfect
5 out of 5
Bigboy
Location: North Carolina
Date: March 2, 2021
It helped my shotgun come back to life!
Recommended
Browning Auto 5 Recoil Spring
5 out of 5
Mike
Location: Green Bay, WI
Date: February 6, 2021
Replaced recoil spring from 1960 Auto 5 shotgun. New spring was over 1" longer than the old spring, showing how much the older spring had compressed. Shotgun works great.
Recommended
A5 Spring
5 out of 5
Steve
Location: Minnesota
Date: January 11, 2021
Works great!
Recommended
perfect fit and function
5 out of 5
JT
Location: Michigan
Date: December 10, 2020
Actually installed in an old Remington Model 11. Brought an old workhorse back to life.
Recommended
New spring
5 out of 5
Flhunter12
Location: Tampa Fl
Date: November 14, 2020
Works great, thanks, shipping was fast too
35 Total Reviews