10 Greatest USA Made Shotguns Ever – Day #6

bestshotgun_06Browning Automatic-5
“Five shots under your finger,” read the advertisement when John Browning introduced his recoil-operated semi-automatic Auto-5 in 1903. Few products can boast a near century of production with so little change to the original design as the Auto-5, which was discontinued in 1997 after more than 2 million had been produced. Harnessing the power of the fired shell, the Auto-5 ejected it and chambered a fresh round in the blink of an eye. Not only did the Auto-5 shoot well, but it could do so despite being full of mud or otherwise abused; few were the humpbacks that failed even under the worst of conditions. ($375, plain barrel; $575, ventilated rib barrel)

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