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This is a discussion on more browning serial confusion within the Shotgun Identification and Worth forums, part of the Shotgun Forum Discussions category; I just inherited a browning A5 light 12. I've looked at browning's site & some others. if it helps to date it has a polychoke ...



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Old 07-13-2019, 06:39 AM   #1
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more browning serial confusion

I just inherited a browning A5 light 12. I've looked at browning's site & some others. if it helps to date it has a polychoke with a gold trim ring & the front bead is adjustable. there's a possible 5 digit serial number on the bottom of the receiver where it meets the barrel ( 78XX1 ). I found another number on the left side of the barrel below the stock line ( G1XXX6 ). on the browning site if the G prefixed number is the correct one it's a 1957 model.
how many locations did browning use for serial numbers?

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See if that helps
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Old 07-13-2019, 05:25 PM   #3
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thanks. I've seen this list & from what little I know of the gun's history I think it is correct. I think that this gun was built in 1957.

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Old 08-02-2019, 07:46 AM   #4
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so if this gun in 90% condition overall what might it be worth?
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