Date historic information serial number info 1903-1939 first 10,000 shipped to us marked with browning automatic arms co ogden utah-usa very few serial number records remain beginning with serial number 1 to approximately 228,000. Browning arms company (originally john moses and matthew sandifer browning company) is an american maker of firearms and fishing gear founded in ogden, utah, in 1878, the company offers a wide variety of firearms including shotguns, rifles, and pistols. “a couple browning a-5 problems” thread, the sn a year or two ago to use the browning web site to date the manufacture of this gun barrel and 2¾ on the bottom of the receiver underneath the serial number. The blue book gives a manufacture date of late 1923 for serial # 61156which, according to the standard catalog of firearms, is the first year the browning a5 was sold in the united states. Is that a guess or is that the exact date as i`m looking to buy this gun ithink, new to the game , maybe you can advise is this an alround good gun.
I need to review my copy of fn browning pistols, by anthony vanderlinden, to give you a more precise date, but i can tell you by now that, when the production was halted in 1914 (after german occupation) the 1903 serial number was in the 37000 range. Today, browning has grown to be the industry leader in the full spectrum of outdoor products including sporting arms, technical hunting clothing, knives, gun safes, flashlights and many other. John browning transformed the firearms industry with his innovative designs for sporting rifles, handguns and machine guns many of his creations remain in use after more than 100 years born in. Dating browning firearms post 1958 manufacture this dating system is for browning firearms manufactured after 1958 most early browning serial numbers contained no date or model information and can not be dated using this system.
The browning superposed was last firearm to be designed by john browning and one of the first over-under shotgun designs to be commercially produced john browning had envisioned it as the last gun the government would ban from private ownership and was designed to be the first over under shotgun that was affordable to the general population. The colt-browning m1895, nicknamed potato digger due to its unusual operating mechanism, is an air-cooled, belt-fed, gas-operated machine gun that fires from a closed bolt with a cyclic rate of 450 rounds per minute based on a john browning design dating to 1889, it was the first successful. Go to the browning link below and date the gun by serial number. My father has a belgian browning hi-power 9mm sn is 39xxx haven't had much luck searching online for dating info the browning site shows sn's starting at 70000 when it was introduced in 1954. Click here to date your browning firearm click here to read xavier’s article on the browning 22 rifle i think this is one of the first miroko japan guns due to the caliber and date code is after the serial number but who cares as this gun is going to live at the range great site november 22, 2009 at 12:06 pm.
Browning and beretta date of manufacture sources if this is your first visit, be sure to check out the faq by clicking the link above you may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. The john m browning firearms museum is located on the second floor at the north end of union station, there is access by elevator and stairs tickets can be purchased in the gift shop in the grand lobby it is an attraction not to be missed in the news. Browning firearms questions including how do you find the value of a browning shotgun and where is the serial number on a sears roebuck model 25 22 caliber rifle. ” in 1977 fn bought the browning arms company and all its trademarkss mab began making parts for some of fn’s guns but col production plummeted by about 95% in a single yearetienne proof on mab-made barrel one and parts for production of the baby browning were moved from herstal25 caliber automatic pistol including the baby browning.
The gun museum is part of the station museum complex - included in the $4 price the gentleman i spoke to was very knowledgeable of the items this is an outstanding history pof weaponry this is a wonderful museum rather you are a fun advocate or not, just the history behind these guns is amazing. Browning challenger gold line in 22 cal gun has the 6 3/4 barrelfeaturing the browning blue finish and the gold line border on the perimeter comes with the wood grips, pouch and booklet man click for more info. The son and i were cruising the pawn shops today, and i traded into an old belgium-made browning bar in 30-06 it has light colored wood, engraving of an antelope on the right, elk on the left, and minor scrollwork on the trigger guard, etc.
Ok, so i checked out the browningcom website about dating bar rifles it isn't seeming to fit what i was given as a serial numbercan anyone here help. Re: belgian browning bar riles - aging/dating 07/14/2009 3:15 am to my knowledge, all the browning bar's where and are made in belgium and assembled in either belgium (early years) or portugal. A complete range of products for hunting and sport shooting with shotguns, rifles, clothes, accessories, etc discover all of them.