One might recognize the two names Browning and Remington. They still make 16 gauge shotguns, as do a few other manufacturers.
The answer to your question is Yes! 16gauge shotguns and shotshells are still made.
I can say that Browning started having shotguns made in 16 gauge in the year 1909.Winchester started having the model 12 shotguns made in 16 gauge in the year 1914.so I would surmise that the time frame of 1909-1915 would be the correct time frame for the introduction of the 16 gauge shotguns.
Yes, they were made.
Only the maker knows.
Winchester made the 2.50in chamber in their shotguns up until 1927.In 1928 the change over was made to the 2.75 in.chamber on their shotguns.
They made identical shotguns in other gauges, but if it is not a 16 gauge, it is an Auto-5, not a Sweet Sixteen.
It made them for more than one year since the 30s
Remington had re-introduced the 16 gauge Wingmaster in 4 version as recently as 2002, but there are no 16 gauge shotguns in their 2009 catalog.
Browning's web site has a sn search function.
Yes.The Remington model 11 auto loader shotgun which could be had in either 12 gauge or 16 gauge was made under a patent agreement with John Browning.These shotguns were made from 1911-1948.
These shotguns came in 20, 28, 16, And 12 gauge calibers