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Need some help. Trying to figure out when my Browning Auto 5 Twenty was made and also approximate value. The gun has some minor scratches and dings but in very good shape overall. Thanks in advance!

Serial # 2Z 62310
 

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First of all: WELCOME to the forum!!!

Unless I am very mistaken the 2 is for 1962 and the Z is for 20 gauge and the 62310 is the serial number.

I'm sure some expert will be along if I am wrong!! :)

I wouldn't even guess at value without some very clear, detailed, photos!
 

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Thanks for the input........1962 is what I was coming up with as well but the 62310 part was throwing me for a bit of a loop. Some minor dings, blueing is good, probably a 7.5 to 8 out of 10 overall condition.
 

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Did you buy this Auto 5?
What were they asking for it?
I am interested so the name and number of the shop would be appreciated.
Thanks.
 

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Own the gun and just trying to figure out what its worth. The "Twenty" seems to go for more than the "Light 12's". Can somebody give me a range of values for a 1962 Auto 5 Twenty in terms of 50%, 75%, 100% (near mint) of original condition. A range of value would help me. Thanks!!
 

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I bought one with a stock badly in need of refinishing for $500. A quick check of Gunbroker shows newer models with asking prices over $1000. An auction to watch is for a gun like yours, current bid $500, reserve not met:

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/630614659

By the way, all of these guns are Light Twenty's, Browning just didn't engrave the full name on the receiver until 1973.
 

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Check the auction sites, but.... make sure you check the SELLING prices, and NOT the ASKING prices. A lot of guns have been on there a long time and don't sell because the asking price is too high.
 

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Thanks, the wood on mine is in better shape than the one in the auction. Will keep an eye on it.
 

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I have hundreds of guns and probably 50 shotguns. If I could have only one shotgun it would be a Browning Auto 5 in 20 gauge. I don't even own one. I have and shoot a Remy Model 11 20 gauge and love the gun. That gun is close enough to the Browning.
 
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