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I've inherited a Browning A-5 , 12 Gauge Magnum, from my brother.

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I've inherited a Browning A-5 , 12 Gauge Magnum, from my brother. When I've asked people what it may be worth I get a wide range from $1,000 to $ 3,000.
The way the story goes. In 1970 when I was in Viet Nam my brother was loading his own shells. He blowup a A-5 when he contacted Browning they told him to pack it up and send it to them. They replaced it with this A-5 shotgun.
SN 69V 38778
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Firearms
Expert:  ProShooter replied 1 year ago.
Good evening, Please give me a few minutes to type up all of the value info for you. Jim
Expert:  ProShooter replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your patience...If you are new to Just Answer, please read first: Once you have read the answer below, you will be prompted to provide a positive rating (on your screen now) for my efforts in answering your question. Please understand that this positive rating is how the website compensates me for my work on your question.The rating that you give is for my efforts, not the specific answer itself. Sometimes we give a good effort but must deliver bad news, like a low value for your firearm. We don’t like having to do that, but we want to provide you with an honest answer nonetheless. This rating must be completed by you in order to close the question out. If you have a follow-up question, you can still reply back to me and I’ll be happy to assist you further. Please reply back and ask any additional questions that you have before you consider leaving a negative rating..Answer:.Thank you for your interest in our Firearms Appraisal service. The information you provided was used to properly identify the information below. Here is the information you requested about your Firearm taken from - BrowningModel - Auto-5 MagnumSerial number - 69V38778Year of manufacture - 1969Estimated Value Range –see below..For your firearm, the following current values apply (from the Blue Book of Gun Values). Retail prices may be 20% higher. Percentages are based on the amount of original finish on the gun, and its operational ability. Values are in US Dollars..New in box/perfect --100% condition - $1,150Mint condition --------98% condition - $975Excellent condition -- 95% condition - $800Very Good+ condition -- 90% condition- $675Very Good condition ------ 80% condition - $600Good+ condition ------------70% condition - $550Good condition --------------60% condition - $500Add 15% for guns with a round knob, in new in box condition.Add approx. $200 for guns with a ventilated rib barrel.Sincerely,Jim..This Firearm appraisal is a value estimate on the appraised firearm for the date of the appraisal. The value quoted is a real world market value (also known as a private party value) and is the amount you should expect to pay for the firearm. This is not an appraisal for retail or wholesale purposes.The information and values in this appraisal are compiled from a variety of sources including the current editions of the Blue Book of Gun Values , my internal reference library, my network of Firearms experts across the United States, firearms auctions, and through various online sites.The values in this appraisal are based on recent sales of comparable and similar firearms taking into account the rarity, desirability, and overall original condition of the firearm. In the case that a comparable sale is not readily available, the value is based on a projected amount that the firearm would be expected to sell for.All information compiled in this firearm evaluation using the Blue Book of Gun Values online database and Photo Percentage Grading System is copyrighted 2015 by Blue Book Publications, Inc. and may not be used for any other purpose without written permission from the publisher. Any unauthorized usage of the Photo Percentage Grading System for the evaluation of firearms values and color photo percentage breakdown is also expressly forbidden by the publisher.
Expert:  ProShooter replied 1 year ago.
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