Dating browning firearms
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It held together better than I thought it would and I only was hit by a couple of small pieces of the trigger assembly. D=20 gauge C=12 gauge Example: 00001C47 = A 1974 B-2000 12 ga. If two 12 gauge shells actually made it into the chamber and barrel at one time, that gun is a real POS. You visiable see two smashed shells lodged half way up the chamber. We looked around and found the extractor lever about 10 feet away in the dirt. shotgun with a serial number of 00001 D=20 gauge C=12 gauge 1976-1980 In 1976 Browning re-standardized its serial number identification.
The Hi-Power nomenclature was introduced by Browning in the 1950s in order to avoid confusion with the Browning High-Power Rifle. Serial Number beginning with 01001 at the start of each year. Date of Manufacture is a two digit code Z=1 Y=2 X=3 W=4 V=5 T=6 R=7 P=8 N=9 M=0 3.Both stocks are also in good condition with the 1959 model being the pick of them.The other one, which I will forward the number of to you, has the factory grooved receiver to which I have attached a steel 2X weaver. Regards Steve Hello Old 39: Thank you for the offer to look up our s/n's. I would love to find out what the mfg date is, if you would be so kind. G'day Again Mate It seems the pages of your book will be getting a fair bit of wear and tear.Asides from pre-war serial numbers, these can always easily be identified by the fact that the frames are always slotted for shoulder stocks. Serial numbers and contract numbers: FN maintained serial numbers for commercial pistols, military and LE guns were typically made on order.
If a customer requested it, guns were marked with contract numbers (example 1-500) instead of the standard serial number.
Seems like machining and quality are going downhill. I have seen the same thing with Glocks on the range. I checked with my cousin and he said that they have not made the B2000 for years and years. Most early Browning serial numbers contained no date or model information and can not be dated using this system.
Somebody with a .40 cal Glock picks up a 9mm round from one of his range neighbors. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1958 to 1968 - The last digit of the year was used.
The practice was abandoned in the 1960s and modern grips are now often painted red in order to pass them as period originals.
I have a book entitled Browning Belgium Sporting Firearms, 1903 to 1994 by Max Eastman. G'Day Old 39 I have been a long term visitor to this forum but the news that you may be able to date my Trombones has promoted me to register.
This finish remained a standard for decades and was used on many military arms including the post-war High Power pistols, FAL, and FNC rifles and other models.3.