I am not familiar with this gun or any antique shotguns. Membership is free and we welcome all types of shooters, whether you're a novice or a pro. Date Historic Information Serial Number Info 1903-1939 First 10,000 shipped to U. I appreciate the reply, but can I ask where you are getting your information? It is not an easy safety to use, at least not for me. My experience has been that you are correct in guessing along with us that your gun is dated 1951.
The number represents the last digit in the year only from 1958 through 1967 it was manufactured. Pinpointing the exact manufacturing year of early Sweet 16s is a bit difficult. Browning Serial Number Online Guide. Browning ordered 10,000 of these shotguns in his first order. I have 16 gauge Browning A5 that my dad gave me in 1962. If the gun is very old and engravings hard to read, locate your owner's manual to find your Browning serial number. I know it is made and assembled in Belgium.
I have called the Browning historian on each to discover all I can about each gun including when the gun left the Browning factory. When I got it the gun was used but in good shape. Clearly it's been replaced at some point as the numbers don't match. Let me know if you have any further questions. It fits the 1952 to 1958 range except for the serial number.
New choke codes replaced the choke words stamped on the barrels. H1-H83000 L1-L83000 1956 Serial Number designation for the Light Weight changed to G. Thanks for the link, I'll check it out. Although she writes about a wide range of topics, her areas of expertise include fashion, beauty, technology and education. Round bottom on the grip, still has the original wood fore-end with the serial on it. Serial Number beginning with 1001 at the start of each year. They weren't real desireable to collectors in the past but I haven't seen one for sale in awhile so that might have changed.
It has the barrel address of Browning Arms Co. I'm trying to find info on the year it was made or close but I'm having a hard time figuring out Browning Serial Number System. This is because Browning guns made from 1903 through 1939 were simply numbered in numeric order rather than given a serial number to denote the year in which they were made. We work hard to bring the best Firearms Forum has to offer! It's in beautiful condition with the only defect being some wear on the end of the stock. It is also the last year of the non-engraved sweet sixteen.
Jan 11, 2015 · Serial number of a Browning High Power pistol Handguns: The Semi-automatic Forum. The Sweet Sixteen is a very nice handling gun. Perhaps it should be added to the permanent 'announcements' on this forum. Some have shown up with the entire year stamped instead of the two digit year code. Also, your screw heads have no numbers on them. And I am fairly certain that I have a picture of him, misplaced right now, that show him with the shotgun in the earliest 50's. I have letters on Browning letterhead on three of my guns.
These are typically dated 1936 and 1937. The 1946-8 unmarked Sweet Sixteen don't have the speed load feature which hurts value for some. If your gun was made earlier than 1949, look at the trigger -- only Sweet 16 shotguns will have a gold trigger. I compiled this quick reference serial number guide for dating 16ga Browning A5s and the Auto 5-3 Shot, by serial number. I found what I thought was a very early 1948 Sweet Sixteen based on the serial number.
Since the Sweet 16 was introduced to the public in 1937, you'll only be able to guess that your gun was manufactured in 1937, 1938 or 1939. More or less I just want to figure out how old and if there is anything special to it. To find out about your gun's serial number simply click on your firearm. Overall the gun is in good condition. In 1969, the standard weight gun was dropped from production. H83001-H99000 G1-G23000 1957 Serial Numbering System changed again. I recently inherited a Browning 16 gauge shotgun.
I have been trying to identify the gun in terms of model, year made, etc , get more info on it, and value it for insurance purposes. The lightweight would have been an 8G. I would love to see pics of your A5. Seem neither of the forearms is a good match. Remington M11 Stock 12ga Available in type 1, 2 and 3. I also have a Sweet 16 etched on receiver and it has the gold trigger. To get it back on, you have to push up that little lever in front of the trigger guard and push it back toward the trigger.
It was manufactured in Belgium and had the serial number stamped in 1946. He acknowledged the lightweight A5 16 gauge guns produced between 1936 and 1947 are in fact Sweet Sixteen and identified as such in the factory issued catalogues. To find the date, look at the number just before the letter G. Auto-5 Semi-Automatic Shotgun - browning. Any help y'all could provide would be greatly appreciated. Browning A5 16 Gauge Serial Number Date Guide - Shotgunworld Jul 30, 2016 · The Internet's Best Resource for Shotgun Information.