Shop featured browning firearms and accessories available from cabela's, including browning clothing & apparel, firearm components, shooting accessories and other featured products and proudly show off your buckmark. The browning automatic 5, most often auto-5 or simply a-5, is a recoil-operated semi-automatic shotgun designed by john browning it was the first successful semi-automatic shotgun design, and remained in production until 1998. Here's a link to the date codes that used on the browning high power pistols browning date your firearm - hi-power pistol note: fn uses the same date codes, so the above link will work for fn marked hp's as well as the browning high power. Need help dating a browning hi-power 9mm if this is your first visit, be sure to check out the faq by clicking the link above you may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.
Browning firearms has created and manufactured firearms from shotguns, rifles, rimfires, and pistols including many other gun related accessories how to find your serial number use these videos to find the serial number on your gun or firearm. If anyone on this sight has a belgium browning a5, round knob, vent rib, especially with a modified choke and 28 barrel or less, all original, i will buy every single one that you have for $50000 now i have a belgium a5, 12ga magnum, round knob, vent rib, 28(or less) barrel. Buy browning bar parts factory replacement gun parts, accessories and gunsmithing service on most manufactures including browning, winchester, fn america, beretta, benelli franchi, stoeger, remington, bushmaster, marlin, sig sauer, hk and many more.
With over 120 of the world’s most innovative firearms patents to his credit, you may find it almost poetic that john moses browning’s last invention was a double-barreled shotgun still, this. Know what your browning firearms are worth with this up-to-date 48-page pdf download from the standard catalog of firearms related gundigest articles the 9 best john browning firearms. The nra museums are home to the finest firearms collection in the world the national firearms museum, at the nra headquarters in fairfax, virginia, details and examines the nearly 700-year history of firearms with a special emphasis on firearms, freedom, and the american experience. Dating browning shotguns - find single woman in the us with relations looking for romance in all the wrong places now, try the right place rich woman looking for older woman & younger man i'm laid back and get along with everyone looking for an old soul like myself i'm a woman my interests include staying up late and taking naps.
Browning semi-automatic five shotgun (a-5) fn production began at serial number 1 in 1902 prior to 1924, few serial records remain post 1958 manufacture dates. The colt junior is c&r the s&w isn't, nor is the browning hi-power, so they go off to auction jury still out on the beretta--i'll see if somebody can sneak in and read its slide markings betting that it is c&r this is the worst way to get a gun collection, btw. Of these shotguns in his first order in 1999 browning issued the final tribute version featuring engraved scenes of john m browning, the fn factory and the browning brothers first store. Sp, y4 was made in 1964 (per the 4) and the y means it is a sako l461 action browning safari and the 712 is the gun number for that year the salt wood problem started in 1966, peaked around 69 to 1970, and encountered on occasion until 1975. Go to the browning link below and date the gun by serial number.
The superposed shotgun was introduced to the us market in 1931 and discontinued distribution in the us in 1986 the superposed is still available through browning international's custom shop to find your serial number, you will need to refer to your owner's manual. Re: dating my browning bolt action well, i called browning today, and talked to the guy there that they call the historian, and he said that a 4 digit serial number was manufactured in 1964 surely the guy knows what he is talking about, but it just doesn't seem quite right to me. Jeff, i read your question about dating double autos and thought i would share the information i use in dating my guns in matt eastmans book browning sporting arms of distinction he states browning estimates that 3,600 guns per year were made from 1952 thru 1959 ie. The browning superposed was last firearm to be designed by john browning and one of the first over-under shotgun designs to be commercially produced john browning had envisioned it as the last gun the government would ban from private ownership and was designed to be the first over under shotgun that was affordable to the general population.
Guns made in 1952 will have a serial number between 346,001 and 387,000 and sweet 16s manufactured in 1953 will have a serial number from 387,001 to 438,000 identify your sweet 16 shotgun if it was manufactured in the mid to late 1950s: guns made in 1954 and 1955 will have the letter l and a number between 1 and 83,000. Guns has sections on guns dates by serial numbers if it was a us import the serial number would appear as 3m66636 for a the book on auto-5 shotguns is: browning auto-5 shotguns, the. Browning firearms questions including how do you find the value of a browning shotgun and where is the serial number on a sears roebuck model 25 22 caliber rifle. 2 date of manufacture is a two-digit code: z 1 y 2 x 3 w 4 v 5 t 6 r 7 p 8 n 9 m 0: 3 22 semi-auto hey guys thanks for the help i have a 12 gauge browning auto 5 i just picked up in a trade and i need to know what its worth it has a poly choke this guide is for the browning a5 16 gauge only browning 12ga numbers began with number 1 in 1903.
Anyway, you can date a gun per the serial no at browningcom, made in belgium will be stamped on the barrel here is the kicker, lots were made in belgium but assembled in portugal so they will say 'made in belgium assembled in portugal' and the like. I doubt john browning would recognize today’s hi-power as his last pistol design in the 1920s, browning was done with winchester and crossed the atlantic to design shotguns, machine guns, and pistols for fabrique nationale (fn) of herstal, belgium. Chart: syntax of birmingham proof date codes london, england: lp over 2-digit year beginning in 1973 chart: syntax of british proofmarks over time gardone, italy: month and year in roman numerals until 1945 sans-serif roman numerals from 1945 until 1975, then a two-letter code surrounded by a small rectangle as per the chart below.
The serial number of a browning firearm is usually found on the gun's receiver, but that location depends on the model number and make of the gun browning maintains a database of owner's manuals that can show gun owners exactly where the serial numbers are on their particular models. The son and i were cruising the pawn shops today, and i traded into an old belgium-made browning bar in 30-06 it has light colored wood, engraving of an antelope on the right, elk on the left, and minor scrollwork on the trigger guard, etc. Browning owners site support this is the place to post anything and everything related to the functional aspects of this site.