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An old timer has a Browning A-5 that he has hunted with for decades. I'm trying to help him determine the value and the specifics. The markings on the underside of the receiver are: OV 22441 Magnum

The Browning website leads me to believe that it is pre-1939 based on the serial number. What does the OV signify? Trying to determine history and value of the gun. Thanks
 

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It's probably 0V not OV which means 1970 ... the browning website is worthless for dating these.

12 or 20 ga., 3 in. chamber, 26, 28, 30, or 32 in. barrels, various chokes, VR, similar to Standard, 8½ - 9 lbs. Mfg. 1958-76 by FN, 1976-Feb. 1998 by Miroku.
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FN-vent. rib. $925 $795 $695 $645 $575 $465 $415

Add 10% for NIB condition.
Add 15% for 20 ga. with VR if NIB.
 
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Post a site where a picture of the serial number can be seen. Per what I have been told, it isn't made in 1970 and the Browning rep. I spoke with doesn't ever remember any Browning being made with the serial number set up exactly as you have listed. Thanks,
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Possibly a 1960 made gun. Post on here what the wording is on both sides of the barrel. Where is the Browning address? St. Louis, Montreal,, etc. Will list it on the side of the barrel. Other side will list other pertinent information about the gun. Also, check the butt plate as well as the type of knob on the pistol grip. Also does the serial number of the gun and the serail number of the barrel match. Thanks
 
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