This is my first post and I am a newbie to A5's.
I am looking at purchasing one here in Australia. Below are its details:
* Serial 15592
* Straight stock - no pistol grip
* Receiver stamped - FABRIQUE - NATIONALE - HERSTAL - LIEGE. BELGIUM – BROWNING’S – PATENTS. OCT. 9. 1900 – DEC. 17. 1901 – SEPT. 30. 1902 – JUNE. 16. 1903
* The finger groove on the fore end does not continue to the end of the timber
* It has no magazine cut off
After reading this thread it seems to be an early 1905 serial number but with changes described in the 1906 style (no-mag cut off). Its not in great condition but we are not spoiled for choice in Australia lol.
Below are pictures of the receiver.
It is currently with LGS and I am looking to confirm my dating before I buy it
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks for helping a newbie out!