Thank you My info says Browning started the a5 in 1931. Beginning with Serial Number 1 to approximately 228,000. Also, what is the significance of the ball grip? This is the stamped number located in front of the loading port. After that Browning imports used letter prefixes to differentiate the various models. .
Any help would be appriciated. Look at Winchester Model 12s for example. I found three different lists but these dates seem to be the best. I should have reread before posting. Well, I was wondering I have an A5 in 16 with a serial number starting with an X at the begining.
Also, those older guns are just so plain. It is not marked sweet sixteen, it does not have a gold trigger and it has a push button safety behind the trigger. The engraving still has burrs on it like it is hot out of the factory. I have an A5 that I picked up thinking that it was very old due to the serial number. From his description it appears to be one of the first 10,000 produced. Average was 75 shots a night some over 100, a few, 5 shots, period , making another 7,800 rounds.
About the Author Paul McCormick began writing professionally in 2009 and is currently a freelance writer. Also, there have been unique limited edition models that did not follow our regular serial number configurations and they are not included in this listing. Of the two I like the 16 as it is very nice to carry and shoot's like a dream! Are they afraid to stick a high number on it without seeing it or am I just giving too much value to one of the first few? To find your serial number, you will need to refer to your owner's manual. The Model 11 saw more law enforcement and military use than the Auto 5. It fits the 1952 to 1958 range except for the serial number. H1-H83000 L1-L83000 1956 Serial Number designation for the Light Weight changed to G.
Yours should be a 1971 vintage, serial number 5xxx1. Such as G38000, meaning standard might be light 12ga and then the. To find out about your gun's serial number simply click on your firearm. I've heard alot about the sweet sixteen and I think many people mistakenly call all A5s in 16 gauge sweet sixteens. They had numbers, but not serial numbers. I decided to share it here since this is where much of my limited knowledge came from. I found what I thought was a very early 1948 Sweet Sixteen based on the serial number.
It was set up for his grandson, who outgrew the gun and went into Rem 1100 12 ga. There's a lot of A5's out there. This may not be the right forum for this Carbine question. Serial Number beginning with 01001 at the start of each year. One gun left Browning one year after the published serial number date. I now own 7 collectable to me Browning A5s. I took the liberty to use the Calandar Year Jan.
Any help and info would be appreciated. This must have started sometime late in 1958 in honor of my birth perhaps? Well, the 1st Gulf war broke out, he got deployed with one unit and I with another. Utah got it wrong when it made the Model 1911 its state gun in 2011. Another question I have is about something I read over on gunsandammomag. I looked at proof marks and it appears that mine was an O proofed in 1936.
It was shipped to the Browning warehouse in November of 1946 and has a serial number date 1946. After much research it doesn't make any sense to me. The heavier the load, the harder and faster it drives the bolt back, battering the gun and shortening its life. Yet apparantly they stopped at 438000. The Veterans Administration has determined that both mental and physical harassment of my person may be hazardous to your health and well being. A friend suggested that one of the small 6's might be a g instead , but looked at under a good light with a magnifying glass , I'm sure that they are both 6's. I did see where they discontinue.
The following is from the online Blue Book of Gun Values, Serialization Section. H1-H83000 L1-L83000 1956 Serial Number designation for the Light Weight changed to G. Some have shown up with the entire year stamped instead of the two digit year code. I'd buy all the Mach I's, Boss, and Shelby's for what the 6-cylinder automatics are selling for in a heartbeat. I have a Browning A-5 round knob, with Made in Belgium on the barrel. I would say yours was made in 1954. Is it just that the quality wasn't there in the first run that no one gives a hoot that it's an early one? Anyway, you can date a gun per the serial no.
Check screws, rings and the forend. This area will help you read that serial number. If it is original, where could i go about finding a replacement matching polychoke for it? Other factors need to be taken into consideration to properly date your gun. Membership is free and we welcome all types of shooters, whether you're a novice or a pro. Historical Letters include: Date of manufacture, invoice number, date of sale, to where the gun was shipped, and a description of the firearm.