Browning 10ga Gold.

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Browning 10ga Gold.

Post by UPEgger » November 9th, 2017, 10:54 pm

Walked into a gun store in Yuma, AZ today and ...... On the used gun rack(consignment) was a Browning Gold 10ga semi auto shotgun. Black synthetic stock, steel receiver. The barrel length is 28". It comes with a Briley mod choke. Been kinda looking for that model for about 6+ years.

I have the twin to that shotgun, except that it has the 24" barrel. It has been my primary called predator weapon of choice for about 25 years, or so.... If my memory is correct.

This has been a good day.

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Re: Browning 10ga Gold.

Post by hoobilly » November 10th, 2017, 6:55 am

How old a model is the steel receiver? Congrats on finding what you’ve been looking for!

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Re: Browning 10ga Gold.

Post by UPEgger » November 12th, 2017, 2:01 pm

I guess I purchased my 1st one in 1996 I purchased it new in Pensacola, FL.
The last 5 digits on the new one is : NVR91. Mfg: 1995
The last 5 digits on my old one is: NTR91. Mfg: 1996

Years of mfg for the Browning Gold...... 1993-1998

The R91 indicates it is a 10ga Gold.

So evidently my new one is older than my 1st one. Hmmmm..... Going backwards?????

Sometime in 1998 Browning evidently changed the name from Gold to Hunter/Stalker. No indication of receiver material. I would suspect this is when the aluminum receiver came into being.

All 10ga, gold, hunter and stalker autos are/were mfg in Japan.

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Re: Browning 10ga Gold.

Post by Shooter » November 12th, 2017, 7:06 pm

I got a black on black one with 26" barrel,... still in the box somewhere. :mrgreen:

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Re: Browning 10ga Gold.

Post by UPEgger » November 14th, 2017, 8:55 am

Shooter; Sounds like your Gold is the same model as my 1st one. I prefer the 26" bbl.

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Re: Browning 10ga Gold.

Post by hoobilly » November 14th, 2017, 11:12 am

I have the SP10 with 2 barrels... turkey barrel 21" rile sights and a 24" vent rib for fowl hunting

have killed a lot of ducks and geese with it. Yet I still havent killed a gobbler with it. and theres a story for that...

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Re: Browning 10ga Gold.

Post by UPEgger » November 20th, 2017, 9:58 am

Shooter; I must correct myself. My 1st Browning Gold 10ga has a 24" barrel, not a 26". The 2nd one has a 28" barrel. It is the 24" barrel that is my favorite. Although a 26" would be a nice compromise. Perhaps one day???????.....

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Re: Browning 10ga Gold.

Post by Shooter » November 20th, 2017, 4:50 pm

I went on a roll of 26"s there for awhile. First the Big 10, then a cheap azz Verona, Stoeger 2000, Beretta extrema 3.5, then Lily's M1 20ga.
All 26s. Come to think of it, I also went on a rifle kick of 26s. 260, 264 mag, 26 Nos, and 6.5x 284 :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Browning 10ga Gold.

Post by bpettet » February 9th, 2018, 6:55 pm

I added a Browning Gold 26" 10 this year to my AyA and Beretta 10 doubles. Plans are for geese and turkey. Considered the SP-10 but preferred the Browning Gold. Got a Briley extended mag tube for snow geese also.

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Re: Browning 10ga Gold.

Post by hoobilly » February 9th, 2018, 8:57 pm

bpettet wrote:
February 9th, 2018, 6:55 pm
I added a Browning Gold 26" 10 this year to my AyA and Beretta 10 doubles. Plans are for geese and turkey. Considered the SP-10 but preferred the Browning Gold. Got a Briley extended mag tube for snow geese also.
would love to own a aya esp in 20 16 and 28 gauge

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Re: Browning 10ga Gold.

Post by coconut » February 10th, 2018, 11:44 am

Tote that gun all day and you want even need a gym membership

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Re: Browning 10ga Gold.

Post by bpettet » February 10th, 2018, 11:48 am

They are heavy but that's part of what makes them so soft to shoot. I would FAR rather shoot the right 10 ga than a 3.5" 12 ga. In the right scenario, there's no beating a good 10 gauge. You may not need it but for gobblers that hang up or pass shooting geese they are really nice.

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