Wow, an old thread, but I see someone other than me is probably sitting here with an A5 in their lap and curious about its age. Seawolfxx, Belgium Sweet Sixteen X77509, Shipped, ~Fall of 1952. To find out about your gun's serial number simply click on your firearm. I replace the bolt return spring about every 15 years or so. I want to frame it and would like to put a description with the gun.
From his description it appears to be one of the first 10,000 produced. I can take a picture of it and post later if none of the above helps. Any subversion of these rules will result in action taken against your account. Here is the Browning link to find the date of manufacture. This area will help you read that serial number. Could care less about the value really, but want to know what it is. The engraving still has burrs on it like it is hot out of the factory.
What I think to be the model number is 61156 on the bottom of the gun, in front of the trigger. Blue Book says one thing, Proofhouse says another. Enlarged picture appears original serial number area or actual number was removed using an end mill by the tooling marks. They are usually a quarter inch wide and may have small grooves along the top. Out of a shoe box he pulls a single action Army Colt that was in pretty darn good shape. Colt and much more of the form.
I just love mine -Mag 12 and Sweet 16 just acquired from my dad. The serial number on barrel matches receiver. The venting means that it is raised above the barrel slightly to allow air between the rib. Either way, should be visible on bbl, no matter how miniscule the print. I dont know if this is the right place to ask.
I believe she should have looked on the other side of the barrel. Average was 75 shots a night some over 100, a few, 5 shots, period , making another 7,800 rounds. Seems like the lowballed him to me. Anyway how do we identify a Belgium Browning in the future if it's not written in the barrel in English. Unless, as mentioned above, that you have documentation of the complete history of the gun that ties it some unique person or event.
It seems to me that the first 10,000 units would be the holy grail of A5's. I will see if I can get a hold of Browning for an answer! Can be expected date of it comes, 20 gauge? Model 11s are worth about half what A5s are at best and the parts are not interchangeable. I agree with Jeff Mulliken above. The cross block safety is a big improvement added in '51 and the speed oad feature is a gimmick but cool and it was added in '53. This gun has been through several generations and I was wondering if any of them originally came with a pollychoke on the barrel, because mine has or ''had'' one until it broke off.
Dating browning a5 shotgun Vermont By serial number dating, pump shotgun serial number 7l 39745? Barrel says made in Belgium It's a 20 gage plain barrel and very light weight. Such as G38000, meaning standard might be light 12ga and then the. Hi guys I've been reading the serial number chart on Browning's website, but am more confused now than ever. If it is original, where could i go about finding a replacement matching polychoke for it? Under difficult an pump shotgun modern actions. The barrel has a Belgium stamp on it.
Exact production figures are not available. For example, an old gentleman who works in our shop used to work for a gun shop downtown that is now long gone. We work hard to bring the best Firearms Forum has to offer! My guess is that it is an A-5, but I have no idea what age. It's a great shooting gun but I don't really consider it worth any more than my dad's A5 that was made in the early 60's. The 16ga was first made in 1925.
The round knobs went to flat knobs in starting in 1967. My books on Brownings are boxed up at the moment,so I will have to use other sources: My old Blue Book states that from 1958-1976 Brownings were serial numbered with a number first followed by a letter denoting type of gun. I don't know, but there is still the matter of the address on the barrel. A5's than a disagreement about singles dating back to browse all serial number dating apps android singapore, and drive. Unlock additional features, and fewer ads while browsing. Buy then to play with they are wonderful, but dont look to make money unless you can find a closet full of Sweet sixteens and a seller that knows nothing.