Same general specs as a Standard model Auto-5 except weight is 6.75 pounds,has gold plating on the trigger. Guns with ribbed barrel had striped matting on the top of the barrel. Barrel lengths 26-32 inches. 3 and 5 shot models. 4+1 in chanber.choice of standard chokes. Manufactured 1937-1976 by FN in Belgium. Worth as follows with plain barrel:NIB$724.Ex:$579.Gd:$393. With Rib NIB:$796.Ex:$637.Gd:$434. Sweet Sixteen New Model in at 7.5 pounds and built from 1987-1993. Scrolled blued receiver. That's all I have on this.
FN knew how to build Auto-5s. According to some gun writers the 16 gauge is making somewhat of a comeback. Ammo makers are making small runs of 16 guage ammo. Might be hard to find though. Old Western Scrounger is supposed to be able to make or locate hard to fine ammo.
News flash coming in over the wire. ;D High gloss French walnut stock with rounded pistol grip. Full choke. Worth: NIB$892. Ex:$714 and Gd:$485. and yes it was a 5 shooter. That is all. ;D Was going to buy 16 gauges for hunting, but like a lot of other guns I have had my eye on the 16 gauge went the way of the dinosaurs. 20 gauge is O.K. and the 12 will get the job done, but the 16 split the difference and did all the hunting jobs well. Would peruse the Federal, Remington, Dynamit Nobel, and Sellior and Bellot ammo sites and see what gauges they sell for. Cheaper Than Dirt and Midway USA are also excellent ammo sites. Cabellas or Sportman's Wharehouse are the other possible sources.
Well I like that any way. Maybe I can get a box or so for my OLD single shot 16. Nothing high powered, but would be nice to have couple of boxes.
I think I am down to the last 4 shells that we have, and they are from the late 50's or early 60's. Before I got married anyway. My Grandmother kept it behind the door, from the time I left home until she passed, and I got married in 65.
I used to work with a lady who hunted with a Sweet 16. A few years back she discovered the hard way that parts are difficult to find for them now. She took a shot at a deer and the magazine spontaneously disassembled. Since she was in a marsh at the time they didn't find most of the parts. A local smith was able to fix the gun but he had to use 12ga parts. She got the deer by the way.