With the plug removed, the total capacity is 5 rounds.
If the chamber is open (the operating handle is drawn back) the first shell loaded into the magazine tube will go directly into the chamber.
In 1999 Browning issued the "Final Tribute" version featuring engraved scenes of John M. , it was produced continually for almost 100 years, with production ending in 1998.
It features a distinctive high rear end, earning it the nickname "Humpback".
Production of the Auto-5 in Belgium continued until the start of World War II, when Browning moved production to Remington Arms in the United States.
It was the first successful autoloading shotgun ever produced.
Finally, in 1998, manufacture of A-5s ceased except for a few commemorative models created at FN in 1999. The Browning Auto-5 is a long-recoil operated semi-automatic shotgun.
By that time, it was well established as the second-best-selling auto-loading shotgun in U. Shells are stored in a tubular magazine under the barrel.
A-5s were produced in a variety of gauges, with 12 and 20 predominating; 16 gauge (not produced between 19) models were also available.
John Browning presented his design (which he called his best achievement) to Winchester, where he had sold most of his previous designs.