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I have a 28 ga Browning B525. For me it's a great shotgun. With a very solid and robust scale. Shotgun for a lifetime and to enjoy hunting and shooting sporting clays with it.


The model Crown is more expensive and beautiful. What are the differences between the 525 model and The Crown? Woods, engravings, aesthetics... but is there anything else? Barrels, action...?


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Campero,
Your Crown model seems to be patterned after Browning's Grade 6,
perhaps offered only in Europe.
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Not familiar with "The Crown" moniker..I believe known as a "Grade VII" stateside. As far as mechanics no difference than standard grades as far as I know with the exception of a solid rib shown on the lower photo??????


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Thanks, Karl! The 525 is mine, but not the Crown model. I posted it to show the model.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UV5Ve4kJFNk

Ken, I think mechanics are the same, but much difference in price by better wood and engraving.

Nobody have the Crown model?

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I've seen these Crown models listed in several of the sporting magazines in the UK. (we used to be able to purchase those magazines here in the U.S. but B & N quit selling them)
The Crown is an European version of our Grade VI here in the U.S. but with the English refinements like the teardrops and the slim rounded forearm.
It is still the same gun as yours. But prettier.


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Basically the same gun with a higher finish and looks to be a different rib .

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PALUNC:

The Books A Million here in Fredericksburg used to carry Shooting Gazette. For some reason they switched to a British rifle shooting magazine. They occasionally have The Field, but rare.

I asked one of the employees why they stopped carrying Shooting Gazette and her reply was that the store has no say in what they carry it is what the distributor brings them.

The Barnes and Noble in Tyson's Corner and Manassas carries The Field. Usually a month or two behind.

One of the smaller joys of going to the UK to visit the wife's folks is bringing home current copies.

I wouldn't be surprised if you found The Field at one of the B&N there. It's the high end of the shooting world in the UK but a pretty good read.

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Thanks for your replyes. So are the same mechanics but Crown model is better finished, most beautiful gun.

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https://www.shootinguk.co.uk/reviews/shotgun/browning-crown

Here is a review that spells out some of the differences.

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Originally Posted By: OldMaineWoodsman
https://www.shootinguk.co.uk/reviews/shotgun/browning-crown

Here is a review that spells out some of the differences.


Thanks for the review. The differences are aestethic, but the text says: "An interesting thing to note is that the barrels are a nominal bore, which gives a better shot pattern with fibre wads". I think the B525 have nominal bore barrels too. I have a lot of Baschieri&Pellagri fibre wads cartridges.

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