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I have a "Browning Patent Depose" "Fabrique Nationale D'Armes De Guerre Herstal Belgique" on the receiver with"Browning Arms Ogden Utah" & "Choke 16 Special Steel" "Choke 16.9"marked on the barrel, Ser#293xx marked on barrel & reciever. Does anyone have any clue as to the year of manufacture...I believe it's chambered for 2 9/16 shells. Thanks.
 

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Thanks AG...What do U use for a source??..One curious aspect of this gun (just tore it down) is that barrel, receiver, forend, and stock all have the same Ser#...I've never seen that before. Thanks.
 

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293XX should be from 1926. However,1925 may be correct since these early guns have some non-consecutive serial numbers. The chambers should be 2 9/16". Check and see if there is a mark as "16-65" on the barrel. This indicates a 16 gauge gun with 65mm chambers. 2 3/4 inch chambers are 70mm. The gun may have after market legenthened chambers.
 

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I hope that you won't shoot steel or Hevishot through that old beauty. Try #2 or #BB Bismuth or Tungston Matrix and save that barrel. :wink:
 
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