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Old 10-02-2019, 05:48 PM   #1
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Question about serial number

Hi folks!

I'm new to the forum. I've been a fan of Browning since I was a kid.

Lately I've been trying to research an A5 20 gauge I have that my Dad originally bought for my Mom when they got married and was given to me when I turned 12. I know it was made in 1958, but the serial number has me a bit stumped. I can find references to the numbers issued that year, but all I see is that M means standard weight and G means light weight. Mine has a serial number of 8Z7000. Any ideas what this means?

Thanks in advance

Todd
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Old 10-02-2019, 07:07 PM   #2
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I can't help you with that, but welcome to the forum!
We have a few serious A-5 fans here, I'm sure one will wander through soon and give you a hand.
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Old 10-04-2019, 09:52 AM   #3
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You are correct for 12 gauge guns. M: Standard, G: Light weight and V: Magnum

On 20 gauge guns: Z: Light Weight and X: Magnum. There is no standard.
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