Where does the serial number on a Belgium Browning come from?

Where does the serial number on a Belgium Browning come from?

The Belgium Browning is not a particular model of gun, as most Browning firearms have historically been manufactured in Belgium. Serial numbers help gun owners date their firearms, but they are not always reliable for older models.

When did the Belgian Browning BAR come out?

Your gun was made in 1970. The serial numbers on the Belgian made guns had a letter stamp and then the year of manufacture which became 2 digit after 1969. My gun has M9 at the end and was made in 1969. Yours with the M70 indicates 1970. I just purchased a Browning BAR and the SN is on the barrel. It is 12881 M7.

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What’s the serial number on a Belgian made gun?

The serial numbers on the Belgian made guns had a letter stamp and then the year of manufacture which became 2 digit after 1969. My gun has M9 at the end and was made in 1969. Yours with the M70 indicates 1970. I just purchased a Browning BAR and the SN is on the barrel. It is 12881 M7.

What’s the value of a Belgian made Browning?

The maker’s name would lead me to suspect the gun has some Germanic connections, but it is still Belgian based on the overall look and the Belgian proofmark. The wavy pattern indicates Damascus barrels. Value is in the $450 to $600 range.

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.

When did the Browning A5 16 gauge gun come out?

The gun that left Browning a year later is easy to explain. It was manufactured in Belgium and had the serial number stamped in 1946. It was shipped to the Browning warehouse in November of 1946 and has a serial number date 1946. It was sold and shipped from Browning to a customer in 1947.

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Where is the serial number on a Browning shotgun?

On most over and under shotguns this should be situated under the top lever… and on Semi-Autos somewhere on the receiver… In the Serial number there are two letters together – This is your date code. If you don’t have this it is likely that your Gun is an earlier model.

When did the first Browning shotgun come out?

The series was introduced in 1930 and is manufactured by Fabrique Nationale in Belgium. Left receiver detail of one of the most popular Browning shotguns, a custom-engraved Midas Grade Superposed. Courtesy Rock Island Auction.

Where does the Belgian Browning butt plate come from?

Here is the kicker, lots were made in Belgium but assembled in Portugal so they will say ‘made in Belgium Assembled in Portugal’ and the like. On all the A5’s that where made and assembled in Belgium the butt plate has he distinctive FN ‘fabrique national’ logo and the barrel will only say Made in Belgium.

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Where did they stop making the Belgian Browning?

Lacking hands-on visuals & rollstamped origins, probably the most foolproof way to ID these critters is by Proofmarks & S/N’s. Believe Belgian production ceased in ’76 or so – made in Japan & Portugal after that (& possibly Canada?) at least on some models of longarms.

Where are the Browning guns made in the world?

Most Browning guns were made in Belgium by Fabrique Nationale (FN) until the mid 1970s when some production was shifted to Miroku in Japan. Today’s Browning firearms are made in either Belgium, Portugal, Japan or in the United States.

How to identify a Belgian Browning light 20?

Some of the Belgium ones were in big letters on the left side of the reciever and some in small letters in the barrel. I need a A-5 light 20 with choke tubes. This would be a Japan one as none of the Belgium light 20’s came with choke tubes as far as I can tell. You sure it was an A5 and not a B2000?