How much is a Belgium Browning Sweet Sixteen worth?
Rightly or wrongly, a vent rib Sweet Sixteen brings a whole lot more than a plain barrel. How much of a hit on value would you estimate for a sweet sixteen that has had the butt shortened for a recoil pad, assuming everything else is original and in excellent condition. Would it be $100? $200? Just looking for some opinions…
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.
Where was the Browning Sweet 16 pistol made?
I was recently given a Browning Sweet 16 made in Belgium. The serial # is “0S” above the five numbers of “52400”. I called Browning and they said it was manufactured in 1960.
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 kind of shotgun is a sweet sixteen?
BROWNING AUTO-5 A5 BELGIUM MADE SWEET SIXTEEN SHOTGUN. VENT RIB BARREL 27.5″ WITH MOD CHOKE (FIXED CHOKE) SHOTGUN IS IN GREAT CONDITION WITH ONLY MINOR HANDLING MARKS AND ONE SCRATC …Click for more info
How big is the barrel on a Browning Sweet Sixteen?
Here is a very nice all-original and honest Belgian-made Browning Auto-5 Sweet Sixteen shotgun with a 28″ inch ventilated rib barrel choked “Modified”. This Sweet Sixteen has been …Click for more info
Where can I find the price of a sweet sixteen?
The first website I check when researching a price is GunBroker. Log in and then go to ‘Advanced Search’ and then ‘Completed’ auctions. Last time I checked there were Sweet Sixteens that sold in the $800’s but prices vary quite a bit depending on the gun. Next are the other auction sites.
What’s the value of a Belgian Mint gun?
These prices for Belgian mint and near new guns have sold for double what the book value has been. Used Japanese guns are usually lower in value, but the mint Japanese guns match up to the Belgians in price. So how much are we talking?
When was the Belgium Browning Model A 5 made?
Serial **Belgium Browning Model A-5 Semi-Auto Shotgun. Serial # 12791 This shotgun was manufactured in 1953. It is a 12 gauge with a 30″ solid rib, full choke, **Belgium Browning Model A-5 Semi-Auto Shotgun.
What was the Browning 16 gauge in 1937?
Barrel Rib four possibilities in 1937: none, solid (hollow) rib, ventilated rib with X posts or matted finish for Sweet Sixteen (SV page 98) Barrel Ring as before or drilled with three holes on the barrels of Sweet Sixteen Safety Gold plated (Sweet Sixteen only) Trigger Gold plated (Sweet Sixteen only) Misc. “Sweet Sixteen” not separated by SN.
What’s the price of an A5 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.
What’s the best price for a Sweet 16?
Although 12 gauge A-5 prices are depressed, 16s and 20s still do pretty well. Rightly or wrongly, a vent rib Sweet Sixteen brings a whole lot more than a plain barrel.