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As I was cleaning out my grandfathers old house I happened to stumble upon an old browning shotgun. On the barrell it says its a 12 gauge, but it sure doesn't look it, looks more like a 16. I have snapped some pictures of it. Beware the files are kind of big. I was just wanting to know if someone might know what model it is and maybe how much it is worth.

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/datagram/browning.jpg
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/datagram/browning1.jpg
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/datagram/browning2.jpg

Thanks for your time.
 

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Spell out all of the writing on the barrels.

Does it say: BROWNING AUTOMATIC ARMS CO. OGDEN UTAH-U.S.A.?

Give us all of the markings.
 

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Nice looking 1958 A-5 (auto-5) 12 ga standard weight. About $300 or so on the open market these days.
 

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OK Marland, how did you come up with that?

Looking at the website: "From 1958 serial numbers were preceded by the date of manufacture. 8M=standard weight for 1958. 8G=light weight for 1958.
Example: 8M1000 = A 1958 Auto-5 standard weight shotgun with serial number 1000"

I'm just trying to pull back the curtain a little bit and learn something here.
 

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If I tell you , you have to promise not to tell anyone alright?

Obviously an A-5 , not a contract gun because it has John Brownings picture on it, the safety wasn't in the front of the triggerguard so it wasn't a first generation gun, the M standing alone in the serial number was only used for 3 years, 57 58 and 59. You then take the serial number and compare it to the bluebooks serialization page, and it will give the configuration, ***** and year....

Elementary..... ;)
 
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