ShotGunWorld Shotguns

It is currently Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:52 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 741 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 34, 35, 36, 37, 38  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Browning A5 16 Gauge Serial Number Date Guide
PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:04 pm 
Utility Grade

Joined: Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:49 pm
Posts: 1
Just was gifted a Browning sweet 16 from my dad. Basically new and perhaps fired one box of shells total in its life. Serial number is S 84531. I was going to get some shells and give it a whirl to insure proper function. I wanted to confirm year of manufacture. 1957?




Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Browning A5 16 Gauge Serial Number Date Guide
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:56 am 
Crown Grade
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:41 am
Posts: 3025
Location: Missouri
First, welcome to Shotgunworld!

Next, congratulations on successfully interpreting Goad’s chart. 1957 was a good year for Auto-5’s. One thing to remember, a lot of parts were changed a year later, so if yours breaks, you may need to scrounge. Since it’s practically new, that’s years in the future.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Browning A5 16 Gauge Serial Number Date Guide
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:41 am 
Presentation Grade
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:49 pm
Posts: 999
Location: Moncks Corner, SC
1956 Sweet Sixteen been in the family since new was given to me...it was very much a hunting gun and remains active in the field...

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Browning A5 16 Gauge Serial Number Date Guide
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:29 am 
Field Grade

Joined: Sun May 18, 2014 9:01 am
Posts: 34
Location: Kentucky
Rubberhead wrote:
1956 Sweet Sixteen been in the family since new was given to me...it was very much a hunting gun and remains active in the field...

Image

Great Photo, Love to see it being used!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Browning A5 16 Gauge Serial Number Date Guide
PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:21 pm 
Crown Grade
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:41 am
Posts: 3025
Location: Missouri
Bump


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Browning A5 16 Gauge Serial Number Date Guide
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:15 am 
Limited Edition

Joined: Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:28 pm
Posts: 397
Location: York County, VA
Mid September bump


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Browning A5 16 Gauge Serial Number Date Guide
PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:18 am 
Crown Grade
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:41 am
Posts: 3025
Location: Missouri
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Browning A5 16 Gauge Serial Number Date Guide
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:27 pm 
Limited Edition

Joined: Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:28 pm
Posts: 397
Location: York County, VA
Halloween Eve bump


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Browning A5 16 Gauge Serial Number Date Guide
PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:05 pm 
Limited Edition

Joined: Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:28 pm
Posts: 397
Location: York County, VA
Bump again...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Browning A5 16 Gauge Serial Number Date Guide
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:57 pm 
Utility Grade

Joined: Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:59 pm
Posts: 5
I've got a Belgian Sweet 16 (round knob, 27" vent rib barrel choked Full) with "A920" on the receiver. Is there a way to tell if it's the first A series (1953-1954) or the second (1957-1958)?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Browning A5 16 Gauge Serial Number Date Guide
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:06 pm 
Crown Grade
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:41 am
Posts: 3025
Location: Missouri
boon hogganbeck wrote:
I've got a Belgian Sweet 16 (round knob, 27" vent rib barrel choked Full) with "A920" on the receiver. Is there a way to tell if it's the first A series (1953-1954) or the second (1957-1958)?


Yes, but not from the serial number. Check the Date Code among the proofs. 1953 will have the Greek letter theta. 1954 is idunnowhat, (lambda?) looks like an inverted y. 1957 is pi, and ‘58 rho.

http://shotguns.se/html/belgium.html


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Browning A5 16 Gauge Serial Number Date Guide
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:33 am 
Utility Grade

Joined: Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:59 pm
Posts: 5
Thanks! I’ll pull the barrel and take a look.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Browning A5 16 Gauge Serial Number Date Guide
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:55 pm 
Utility Grade

Joined: Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:59 pm
Posts: 5
The proof looks like a lowercase theta to me, so it seems to be a 1953 gun. Thanks for the tip!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Browning A5 16 Gauge Serial Number Date Guide
PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:31 am 
Crown Grade
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:41 am
Posts: 3025
Location: Missouri
boon hogganbeck wrote:
The proof looks like a lowercase theta to me, so it seems to be a 1953 gun. Thanks for the tip!


Wow, I wouldn’t have guessed. That means that only 38 or fewer A prefix guns were made in 1954.

Speed Load was introduced in late 1953. Does your gun have it?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Browning A5 16 Gauge Serial Number Date Guide
PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:12 pm 
Utility Grade

Joined: Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:59 pm
Posts: 5
Rudolph31 wrote:
boon hogganbeck wrote:
The proof looks like a lowercase theta to me, so it seems to be a 1953 gun. Thanks for the tip!


Wow, I wouldn’t have guessed. That means that only 38 or fewer A prefix guns were made in 1954.

Speed Load was introduced in late 1953. Does your gun have it?


Sorry, just seeing this now. I didn't even know what "Speed Load" meant and had to watch a video on it. Mine doesn't seem to do that.

My dad has a newer Belgian Sweet 16 (w/ the blonder wood and the squared off pistol grip), so I assume it does. I'll have to try "Speed Load" on it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Browning A5 16 Gauge Serial Number Date Guide
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:57 am 
Presentation Grade

Joined: Fri May 18, 2012 10:00 am
Posts: 929
Location: South Dakota
Hi Boon, We are pleased that you found this information useful and happy to help.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Browning A5 16 Gauge Serial Number Date Guide
PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:45 am 
Field Grade

Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:14 am
Posts: 70
Location: Clemson,S.C.
Merry Christmas!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Browning A5 16 Gauge Serial Number Date Guide
PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:13 pm 
Crown Grade
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:41 am
Posts: 3025
Location: Missouri
Five forks wrote:
Merry Christmas!


MERRY CHRISTMAS to YOU!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Browning A5 16 Gauge Serial Number Date Guide
PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:27 pm 
Presentation Grade

Joined: Fri May 18, 2012 10:00 am
Posts: 929
Location: South Dakota
Advent is the reason for the season!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Browning A5 16 Gauge Serial Number Date Guide
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:38 pm 
Utility Grade

Joined: Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:27 pm
Posts: 1
Hi guys:

Having trouble matching up any of the serial number info posted in the original post with this one. This was my grandfathers... 3S followed by 7122. Anyone know what year this would be ?

Thanks.
Tony

Image




You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 741 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 34, 35, 36, 37, 38  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Registered users: 22steel, 375shooter, AJ-M12, bbush, Bing [Bot], birdhunter39, Bladeswitcher, bubbajack, casonet, cbradford, CrusherT, Curly N, deadbird995, dickgtax, DKW1, Dmc57, dogchaser37, dpe2002, Dr Duk, drawdc, drcook, F*W*F, Fluke, Garbi, gerryhornick, Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], hopper810, hoytshooter, I like pie, IthacaMatt, jaguarxk120, JayMc, jpari, KRIEGHOFFK80, lossking, Lowbar83, Majestic-12 [Bot], Mike-Sid, Mikey1970, Misplaced Lead, moorewhiskey, mudpack, Northern Skies, noweil, Oldschooltarheel, oneounceload, papillonkirby, retired2006, Road Man, shacked, Sharf, Shooter5878, SHughes, Skeet_Man, southdakbearfan, sovrapposto, Steeler [Crawler], SuperXOne, SWPAMike, Tall Pine, Tonybart55, trebleplink, WAGinVA, zxcvbnm


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group    - DMCA Notice