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Why was a Browning Auto-5 shotgun made in Japan?

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The newer Brownings are being built in Japan. I bought mine new in 1972 from Sears and it was made in Belgium. So sometime between then and now the change was made. The new Weatherbys are also made in Japan now also. ANSWER: Japan production started in 1976. Why the change? Money is usually the answer. Production costs in Belgium were rising. auto5man

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