What years were Browning made in Japan?

What years were Browning made in Japan?

Browning Citori
Place of origin Japan
Production history
Manufacturer Miroku Corporation
Produced 1973–present

Where is the serial number on a Browning A5?

Auto-5 Semi-Automatic Shotgun

Date Historic Information
1940-1946 From 1940 to 1946 production of the Auto-5 was turned over to Remington. Serial number is on the side of receiver. “ABC” for American made Version. (A=16 gauge, B-12 gauge, C=20 gauge)
1947
1948
1949

What shotguns are made in Japan?

Miroku Corporation (株式会社ミロク, Kabushiki Kaisha Miroku) (OSE: 7983) is a Japanese firearms manufacturer located in Nankoku, Kōchi Prefecture. Their products include shotguns produced for Browning Arms Company and rifles licensed by Winchester Firearms.

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What is a magazine cutoff?

A magazine cut-off is a device that allows the shooter to chose block the shells from coming out of the magazine and feeding into the chamber when the gun’s action is opened.

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?

Where can I find the serial number of a Belgian Browning?

Need some help Have a Browing Arms Made in Belgium with St Luis MO and Montreal PQ on barrel when trying to date this can not locate by serial number which starts with 69X where can I go to get more information on this gun?

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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.

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.