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Post Browning 325
Can anyone offer any opinions on a 2nd hand 30" grade 1 Browning 325. I've been offered this gun for around £700.

I've given it a try at my local clay shoot aand seemed to get on well with it. It seems quite long in the stock which suits my long arms.

What are they like from a reliability point of view?

Any comments would be appreciated.


Fri Jul 25, 2003 4:07 pm
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Post Re: Browning 325
Jan
It's a great gun with no reliability problems. If it feels good and fits you then fine. It was replaced by the 425 which had a different barrel lump construction, but is essentially the same gun. It's also one of those guns which needs to be kept spotless and dry, look for pitting in the chambers and forcing cones.

If you are buying this gun off a dealer, then unless it is something VERY special, ie absolutley mint with no marks on it at all, £700 is a bit steep. If you are buying it off an individual, they are taking the piss.

Enjoy.
DB


Sun Jul 27, 2003 9:32 am
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Post Re: Browning 325
Hi Jan, Dave is right, £700 is way over the top for a 325 unless it's a grade 5 or soemthing very special, you can get a brand new 425 for £895 and that is with a warranty and possibly a few accessories thrown in.......Know it's hard but I would walk away.... there are many guns around that price available, and once you have it... your stuck. try a few different ones, (CLA gamefair's a good place for that....)
I have a Browning and love it, however the BERETTA range invariabley has a chrome plated barrelS, and last very well, Good luck whatever you decide
(Have a good Hol Dave B. )

Cheers

Graham W..


Sun Jul 27, 2003 8:25 pm
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Post Re: Browning 325
Thanks guys for your help. I've given the gun a good check over. I know it's easily said but apart from a few slight marks on the stock it looks mint. I suspect it may have had a very easy life.

£700 is about the limit of my budget at the moment and stetching it to a 425 would see the bank manager (and she who must be obeyed) shouting at me. I'll see if I can get the price down or else i'll keep looking.


Mon Jul 28, 2003 11:27 am
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Hi Jan, dont forget Browning have now released the 525... so 425's will possibly come down in price, however, if you like the gun, and can hit clays with it..... go for it, Good luck
Graham W..


Mon Jul 28, 2003 7:25 pm
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Post Re: Browning 325
Jan, Elderkins have a 325 in at £595 there is a link from here under dealers, or look on thegun .co.uk
are you near them at all???
graham W ..


Mon Jul 28, 2003 7:42 pm
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