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This is a discussion on Auto 5 Serial # Help within the Browning Shotgun Forum forums, part of the Shotgun Forums by Model category; I have a Browning Auto 5 Light 12. serial # L4199 The # does not fall within the published numbers for a 1954/55 production run. ...



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Old 01-09-2021, 12:01 AM   #1
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Auto 5 Serial # Help

I have a Browning Auto 5 Light 12. serial # L4199
The # does not fall within the published numbers for a 1954/55 production run.
I am trying to figure out why it has a 4 digit #instead of the published 5 digit #. The barrel and the receiver have the same # stamped on them.... Thanks!

1952
F.N. A-5 Production resumes
1952
346001-387000
1953
387001-438000

1954
H = Standard Wgt.
L = Lightweight
1954 & 55
H39000-H83000
L42000-L83000

1956
M = Standard Wgt.
G = Lightweight

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Old 01-09-2021, 05:41 AM   #2
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From the Browning website. L1 -L83000 were made in 54/55.

https://www.browning.com/support/dat...c-shotgun.html
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Thanks, I found those numbers from proofhouse.com. They are either wrong or I mis-read them.

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Originally Posted by Yippykyae View Post
Thanks, I found those numbers from proofhouse.com. They are either wrong or I mis-read them.
Where are the numbers stamped exactly ?
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