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The Browning Sweet sixteen, will have the words "Sweet Sixteen" stamped or engraved on the receiver after the 1948-1950 time period. Prior to Sweet Sixteen being engraved on the legend which is the left side of the receiver, Sweets from 1937-40 and 46-49 are not stamped. If you have one of these guns, the gun will have a faded gold trigger - not blued. This is the most obvious sign. To be sure remove the forend. If the Barrel ring that slides over the magazine tube has three holes in it, then it is a sweet, providing the barrel serial number matches the receiver. So, check the trigger and barrel. Two other differences can be detected, but it's more info than needed to answer your question.

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I have a Browning 16 gauge with the serial 25645 is it a sweet sixteen?

if that is the full serial number then the production date was in 1922. browning did not start making a sweet sixteen until 1937 so it would not be a sweet sixteen if the serial number you provided is the full serial number. please let me know if you have any questions.

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