The gun is probably set for heavy loads with the friction rings, and the loads are too light. Remove the forend. Inside the wood forearm may be a diagram to show how the bevels and brass friction ring should be set for light vs heavy loads. If no diagram, go to Browning .com and there you can find a diagram, but remember to find the Mag 12, it is different from a standard A-5. When shooting heavy 3" loads, set the rings to heavy. When shooting 2 3/4 lighter loads set for light.
Your Browning auto-5 magnum shotgun which has a 2V prefix identifies your shotgun as a Browning auto-5 magnum model,which was made in the year 1962.
what is a Browning Ranger Repeting Shotgun
Your Browning auto-5 shotgun in 16ga.was produced for Browning by FN of Belguim in the year 1924,with the serial number that you provided.These fine made shotguns range in price from 375-550 dollars,depending on the overall condition of the shotgun and a finish ranging from 60%-90%.Beware that any Browning 16ga shotgun could be ordered with a 2 9/16in chamber prior to the year 1928.If you have such a shotgun the value would be half of what was quoted,and dangerious to shoot.I would have a competent gunsmith check your chamber length to be sure.
It depends on the browning model of shotgun you are asking about,and the condition it is in.
To my Knowledge Browning or for that matter any gunmaker has never made a 16 gauge shotgun with a 4in.chamber.In order to get the answer that you seek,you will need to include the model of Browning shotgun in question along with the serial number(to date the year of manufacture) and the overall condition of your shotgun.
if you are asking about a browning auto-5 shotgun?The year of production of your browning shotgun is 1928.
You will have to call Browning.
The main 2 reasons would be that your Browning auto-5 shotgun needs a good cleaning of the chamber and gas system,or your shotgun has a broken ejector/or extractor.This 2nd reason would require a gunsmith to repair.The first reason you may do yourself,or take it to a gunsmith and have him determine the overall problem.
John Browning invented the pump shotgun in the year 1897.
Yes it can, however it is not as simple as lengthening the chamber in the barrel. There are in fact 12 different modifications that must be made to the shotgun to have it work properly with the longer shell. Contact the Browning service dept for a quote. Browning is the best source to have this done.
I would like to start first with the serial number.The letters MR in the middle of the serial number indicates that your browning shotgun was made in 2007.With that said,if you have a pump shotgun then you have a browning BPS.If you have a over/under shotgun then you have a browning citori.If you have a semi-auto shotgun then you have a browning gold model.
As long as your Browning model auto-5 shotgun is not chambered in 16ga with a 2 9/16in chamber,then the value will be between 350-550 dollars depending on overall condition.