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Replace what was stolen 30 years ago sweet 16

Postby Shooterrick2020 » 28 Sep 2020 16

As the title says 30 years ago I had a Belgium made sweet 16 stolen. Over the years I've kind of kept my eyes open but either didn't find the condition I wanted or the price I wanted. Friday I was in my local gun shop look at a revolver which I passed on and Mandy the woman at the counter asked me if there was anything else that would interest me. I have jokingly told her if she had a Belgium made Browning sweet 16 I might actually have to look at it.

Turns out a woman who would loan the neighbor some money and after the neighbor was unable to pay agreed to take a sweet 16 instead had came in and told the shop they needed $300 out of it. Well I know the shop owners and their honest and they told her that wasn't going to happen that she didn't know what she had and they tried to get her to list of on consignment for $1,800. She wanted to sell it fast and so insisted it be listed only for 1100. . The condition is good.

I dated The Shotgun by the serial number and it was manufactured in 1965 by f&n in Belgium and still I didn't quibble I just paid the money and took it. Photos below. It needs a good cleaning but there is no significant pitting stocks a little bit banged up but no cracks.
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Re: Replace what was stolen 30 years ago sweet 16

Postby Ranch Dog » 28 Sep 2020 16

Great find!
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Re: Replace what was stolen 30 years ago sweet 16

Postby Shooterrick2020 » 28 Sep 2020 16

Ranch Dog wrote:Great find!

Thanks Rd. . That sweet 16 was the first significant firearm given to me by my father and I was sick when I had it stolen. .
After all these years it's like having a piece of dad back
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Re: Replace what was stolen 30 years ago sweet 16

Postby larryw » 28 Sep 2020 19

Fantastic find, really glad you got one back in the stable..
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Re: Replace what was stolen 30 years ago sweet 16

Postby RBHarter » 30 Sep 2020 18

Nice find .
I jonesed after any A5 for a couple decades . Dad found a 74' 12 ga mag , I had to had have it . When we picked it up it was true love , the barrel was changed to a steel special ......for the money it was worth it anyway . Pity it was cut back 3" and fitted with an oddball major name screw in choke system , that appears to not have chokes available .......
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Re: Replace what was stolen 30 years ago sweet 16

Postby Kaiser » 19 Oct 2020 18

I have a "mate" to yours made in 1952; however, I have n I.C. plain barrel instead of your vent rib. I used mine for dove hunting this Fall and love the way it handles. Congratulations on getting one back, for they are a "treasure" in an almost forgotten gauge.
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