Unlock additional features, and fewer ads while browsing. It has the safety in front of the trigger guard, a push, pull thing that is not very handy. The Remington produced A5s had letter prefixes to the serial numbers -- C for 20-gauges, B for 12-gauges and A for 16-gauges. I have a 1953 12 gauge and the serial number on the barrel ring matches the receiver but is off by 4 on the extension. First 500 approximately had a two part trigger housing and the patent dates on the trigger housing. In addition diectly on the bottom side of the barrel abount an inch and a half from the receiver is the number 2 printed 90 degrees off horizontal.
Consider upgrading your membership for less than a box of bullets! I have an Auto-5 that is a Belgium gun that was supposed to have been manufactured in 1946, and would like to verify if this is indeed true or not. Of course, anything is possible. I am sure he bought the shotgun new. Proofs 1924 and later Since 1924 the gauge indication is different; now with the gauge and the chamber length in one marking. Carrier latch button plain and having small diameter. The ring on my barrel has a serial number matching my receiver, but I also have a number on the barrel that I cant explain using any resources I know of. Jan 11, 2015 · Serial number of a Browning High Power pistol Handguns: The Semi-automatic Forum.
An example, 8M is the standard weight made in 1958, 8G is the lightweight model. The 20-gauge Model 11, introduced in 1930 and the 16-gauge Model 11 introduced in 1931, always had the cross-bolt safety. When the company became Remington Arms Co. In 1931 the first real Browning catalog appeared. I have an A5 that I picked up thinking that it was very old due to the serial number. Also, because the proof markings may be very helpful to get additional info on a specific gun. Only variation 1904-D has some totally new features: Punch port moved forward to allow disassembly of the breech in the forward position.
Located directly on the left of the barrel is; Z32840 One side of the barrel left side Browning Arms Company St. Due to the previous owners negligence, there is some minor rust beginning to form. Nothing at all wrong with the guns, other than the safety in the front part of the trigger guard on some, but collectors seem to prefer the Brownings. No serial number distinction between the Sweet 16 and the Standard 16 gauge A5s. Universal carbines-- I doubt serial number records exist but I could be wrong. More interesting: the Belgians introduced already in 1922 a year code.
Round bottom on the grip, still has the original wood fore-end with the serial on it. I have not hunted waterfowl for years. Since this category said to show off your guns, I will post just a couple of pictures of my favorite shotgun, a Browning Auto 5 Light Twelve, made in Belgium in 1971. You didn't provide a picture of the proof marks, which may provide the answer. After that Browning imports used letter prefixes to differentiate the various models. Another interesting thing to note is that it seems to be scribed rather than stamped.
That number means something at the factory, but no source I'm aware of decodes it. Auto-5 serial numbers ran concurrently for the 12 gauge until 1957. For what it's worth, your barrel looks like newer production, possibly the 1970's. To use these tables, compare your serial number s to the correct manufacturer and model, and ascertain which bracket it falls into based on the year of manufacture and corresponding serial number. As posted above, it appears that your A5 has a later barrel - not uncommon, considering it's age 88-113 years old. While most should have a magazine cut-off, there is known at least one, which does not have a magazine cut-off.
Thanks very much for you replies Rudolph. After much research it doesn't make any sense to me. If you're referring to my earlier post, I said those numbers are unexplained, and the first two numbers could not be the year. Also on the barrel are a few other barely recognizable numbers and markings that I do not know how to properly identify. Most of the time I use my old Remington 870 Wingmaster.
No luck with the serial number what i can tell you and i could loads pics if needed. Can anyone give me any information about this shotgun? I know the gunsmith would not have erased any serial number as it is illegal, and the gunsmith was a state trooper. Join us to discuss firearms of all kinds, gun accessories, legal issues and more. On their web site the company provides precise charts showing date of manufacture of all of its models according to serial number. Lightweight 12 gauges were made as early as 1946. Maybe I will take her out to the skeet range tomorrow.
Early guns had the serial number on the bottom of the receiver in the area between the loading port and the forearm. I contacted Browning and inquired about the A5, and they said it was most likely a Remington Model 11. Donald, Your guess is as good as mine, but I doubt that number is a length as it's on both the barrel and the extension. I compiled this quick reference serial number guide for dating 16ga Browning A5s and the Auto 5-3 Shot, by serial number. It is also the last year of the non-engraved sweet sixteen. Twelve gauge guns only were usually offered in the U. Any subversion of these rules will result in action taken against your account.