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 Post subject: Re: Find your Browning manufacture date
PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:30 am 
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i have a 20 gauge belgium browning 72Z over 72581 cant find model or what its worth it has special steel stamp on it OKG820 browning arms co morgan utah montreal pq i found s 15454 stamp on berrell any ideal




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 Post subject: Re: Find your Browning manufacture date
PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:07 pm 
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72 = 1972
Z= 20 gauge
0K G820= Zero Kilograms, 820 Grams. It's the weight of the barrel before it's mated to the extension.


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 Post subject: Re: Find your Browning manufacture date
PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 3:32 am 
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thankyou i found one of the serial # charts and that serial # was down way lower 1928 or something like that but thankyou


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 Post subject: Re: Find your Browning manufacture date
PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:47 am 
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You're welcome. Those charts are for serial numbers without a letter prefix. Also, if you're looking at Browning's website, they're only for the 12 gauge. The 20 was introduced in 1958 and always had both a letter model code and a date code (which could be digits or letters).


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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 5:18 pm 
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my citori is # pn1b3 so that puts it at 89 for the pn but what does the rest mean .I am trying to find out what model this citori is ,,,Thanks Dutch


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 Post subject: Re: Find your Browning manufacture date
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 8:23 pm 
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Looks like a Grade I, 12 Gauge Skeet.

http://www.nramuseum.org/media/940941/s ... acture.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: Find your Browning manufacture date
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 4:06 pm 
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Hi all, I have a 12 gauge auto-5 which I'm having trouble finding the manufacture date of.

The serial is 65XXX (symbols beneath are a UK magazine restriction proof mark), which would suggest it is a 1924 model. However, it has speed load and the cross bolt safety which I believe wasn't introduced until later on? Am I misreading the number?

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Here's also a picture of the barrel proof marks for good measure...

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 Post subject: Re: Find your Browning manufacture date
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 7:29 am 
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I believe it's a 1965 model. Mine starts with 60XXX and I was told it's a 1960, and the R* marking on the barrel suggests 1951-65, but I can't identify the mark above it.

I'd be interested to know how your gun performs with the magazine crimp. My crimp seems to bind the friction rings and it struggles sometimes with 28gram shells. Seems fine with 32grams but I don't have anywhere to shoot them :D


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 Post subject: Re: Find your Browning manufacture date
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 8:08 am 
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Hi all,

Struggling to understand the codes...

My SN is: 8J3PT07144

Browning Superposed Pointer ediiton

I am told it is a 1987 but can't work this out.

Any help appreciated.

Thanks
James


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 Post subject: Re: Find your Browning manufacture date
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 8:16 am 
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Opossum, 1965 makes sense, I've been looking at 1924 models and they are nothing like mine :)

The mark above looks like a lowercase 'h', which puts the barrel at 1929 proof. It does look pretty old, as a lot of the bluing has begun to turn brown :( . It also has a serial number, with a funny symbol above:

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As to the crimp, I don't think it makes a difference to mine as the friction ring doesn't move far down enough the magazine tube. It is a 2 3/4" chamber though, so the crimp might not be as far up as on a 3" model.

28g shells work fine with mine, I have the friction rings set to "heavy loads" and a bit of oil along the mag tube and it cycles no problem.


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 Post subject: Re: Find your Browning manufacture date
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:33 pm 
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i recently bought am A-5 with serial number A6765. the serial number is on the side of the receiver. The barrel is around 20" and has a poly choke. The top of the receiver is matted and the barrel is plain. Trying to figure out what year it was made. [img][img][/img][/img]


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How do I upload pictures. I can't seem to figure it out.


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 Post subject: Re: Find your Browning manufacture date
PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:48 am 
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You have a 16 gauge "American Browning" made by Remington during WWII.


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 Post subject: Re: Find your Browning manufacture date
PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:54 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Find your Browning manufacture date
PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:12 pm 
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I just picked up a 20 ga. BSS: 26", IC/Mod, single/non-selective, automatic safety. The serial # is 4669B57. What year is it? Thanks...............the Mailman


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 Post subject: Re: Find your Browning manufacture date
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:09 am 
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Okay Guys I've looked and looked this morning on line for a date look up sheet, Browning's website isn't working for me.

I received my Great Grandfathers, Police issued, Browning 20 gauge. as he is long gone and my grandfathers memory to poor to give me solid answers, I am looking for any info i can on this piece.

From what i can tell it is in fact a A5. The Barrel marks are as follows

Serial Number is C72xx

Browning Arms Company St. Louis Mo
** Special Steel - 20 Gauge - Shells 2 3/4"

Left just before the receiver, 3 leaf clover stamp or a "club" and an oval with the letters BP inside them.

Right just before the receiver a Heart with the letters LK stamped just after the heart.

With the barrel removed and what i would call the underside of the barrel a Diamond with the letters DZ.

Other marks i have found a "w" stamped on the trigger gaurd.

Browning Trade Mark on the receiver.

Yes there is a knob on the pistol portion of the stock. And a Browning butt plate.



Help a guy out!


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 Post subject: Re: Find your Browning manufacture date
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:39 pm 
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You're in luck, RemDog, as your Browning was made by......Remington!

You've got an "American Browning" made during WWII. FN didn't make the Auto-5 in 20 gauge until 1958.


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 Post subject: Re: Find your Browning manufacture date
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Anyway to find out exactly what year? Or anything else about it?

What's with all the "playing card suits" stamped around the barrel.


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 Post subject: Re: Find your Browning manufacture date
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:13 pm 
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I think that's Remington stuff, they stamped guns that were returned for repair. But I don't know the details. Maybe over at Remington Lovers?

And I believe your gun was made between 1940 and 1946.




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