I saw that one too, JoE. I’m not quite sure we can make a G work. I’m thinking I’ll have to convince him to send it off for a pro repair. These are proving hard to come by.

Ted,
Ya, a real A-5 would be ideal, but I don’t think his pop is interested in that. This gun has some sort of sentimental value to him and he wants to fix it and run it.
These guns are odd ducks. I thought all A-500’s were gas guns. Blew me away to see this was recoil operated. The friction set up is how shall we say…very “unique”.
He did say that the gun has been pretty reliable and has had no issues except for the massive crack in the forend.