Where does the serial number on a SKB shotgun come from?
SKB Shotguns USA imported shotguns from the Japanese factory during the period 1988 to 2009. These shotguns will have our importer’s mark (G.U. Inc. Omaha, Ne.) on the left side of the barrel under the forend. In most cases, the shotguns will have a serial number prefixes of either NS, NSG, NA, and AS.
When did the SKB factory in Japan close?
The SKB factory in Japan closed operations in late 2009. All documents pertaining to shotgun production and exportation were turned into the Japanese government. You can contact us, with your serial number, and we will look up the date we imported the gun.
What is the serial number on a Model 37?
*Interchangeable barrels began with serial number 855000. Unique serial number sequences were established for special edition and commemorative Model 37 and Model 87 guns.
Where does the Model 87 serial number come from?
The Model 87 data came from the serial number records of the Ithaca Acquisition Corporation. * Some M&P guns were built from unused Ducks Unlimited Trade Model receivers and had a DU serial number. ** The mark HG indicated registration with the BATF. Regular M37 serial numbers apply within this range.
How do you find the year of a Beretta shotgun?
To find the year of proof of your Beretta Shotgun you’ll need to find the Date Code. This will either be Roman Numerals for earlier guns or two letters for later guns. The position of this varies from gun to gun but is usually hidden from view without breaking the gun down.
Why are Winchester shotgun serial numbers not complete?
There are many “legends” about why the historic serial number records for Winchester rifles and shotguns are not complete or why they are not always verifiable. A few reasons cited are: There is probably some kernel of truth to all of them.
How can I find out the serial number of my Browning rifle?
To find out about your gun’s serial number simply click on your firearm. Click here to learn more about how you can add a piece of history to your Browning firearm.