What is a Sweet Sixteen shotgun?
Browning’s Sweet Sixteen combines the original Auto-5’s aesthetic cues with the company’s more modern, inertia-operated Kinematic Drive system. The A5 Sweet Sixteen’s Kinematic Drive uses a rotating bolt head ubiquitous to all inertia-operated shotguns.
What makes a Browning a Sweet 16?
Sweet 16s had holes drilled in the barrel rings and hammers, as well as metal removed from inside the receiver and a thinner rib to save weight. Many also had hollowed-out stocks. They were advertised as about ¾ of a pound lighter than the standard weight 16s.
What’s the difference between 12 gauge and 16 gauge?
There is no practical difference between shooting a 12 gauge 1 1/8 ounce load and a 16 gauge 1 1/8 ounce load. The 16 gauge may be a lighter more nimble easier to carry shotgun when hunting. Large heavy slugs are always more powerful than smaller lighter slugs.
Are 16 gauge shotguns still made?
First, the (sort-of) good news: the 16 gauge shotgun has been dying the same slow death now for about 50 years and it’s not dead yet. It has just made a strategic withdrawal, becoming more of a cult gun and a favorite of smart upland hunters and those willing to load for it.
What’s the serial number on a Browning Sweet Sixteen?
This is the “unmarked” Browning, era of the Sweet Sixteen. These are among the rarest of the A5 Sweet Sixteen but are priced as standard 16 gauge A5s in value guides. This is the first year of standard production of the 2 ¾ inch chambered 16 gauge. It is also the last year of the non-engraved sweet sixteen.
When was the first Browning 16 gauge made?
1976 Japanese Production Began, however, FN still produced Browning “Made in Belgium” shotguns into 1984, SV p65. The serial number coding system changed to the serial number preceding the date code.
What was the serial number of the Browning A5?
1947 Post war Belgium made “X Prefix Series.” No serial number distinction between the Sweet 16 and the Standard 16 gauge A5. This is the “unmarked” Browning, era of the Sweet Sixteen.
What is the serial number on a Browning Superlight 16?
The serial number coding system changed to the serial number preceding the date code. Serial began with 1000 – 99999 followed by the model code 221 Sweet Sixteen and 171 Superlight 16 and two letter year ( T=6, R=7, P=8). see Browning Website Available in type 1, 2 and 3.