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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes.The 5S prefix to your browning sweet sixteen indicates that it was produced by browning in 1965.
No way to know unless you have the original receipt.
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The link below may answer your question http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_value_of_a_Browning_Sweet_Sixteen
Sweet Sixteen refers to a shotgun. Value can range from 100-1000 USD depending on age, condition, box, papers, accessories.
With the serial number S45226 that you provided,I can say that your Browning sweet Sixteen model auto-5 shotgun was made by FN in Belgium during the year 1955.The serial number range for 1955 was S24851-S49350.I hope that you find this info helpful.
Browning.com has sn data under customer service.
Anywhere from $250 to over $1000. Need to know specifics about condition and configuration, originality, etc. Pics would help. email@example.com
look on the opposite side of the gun, there should be an engraving stating where it was manufactured, if it is Belguim, it was made before 1976, if it was Japan, it could have been made in the late 80s.
For a nominal fee, Browning will provide a historical letter.
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Early 30s, 100-650 USD
I know that 16 is diez y seis (dee-AY-Z-SAY-S) but I do not know how to say sweet.
I would need to know the model of browning shotgun you are asking about,along with the serial number to answer your question.
Browning did not make a Model 755. Savage made a 755 that was similar to the Auto 5.
I would need to know what model of shotgun we are talking about before I can say when your browning was made.
This gun was made in 1962, what else would you like to know?
I did not know that Sweets were ever made in Japan. I have an FN round knob, and my cousin has a square one. If they do exist, they are worth less than a Belgium(sp?), but, unlike an FN, will shoot steel shot. Ric -- Sure, They Did -- Miroku made the Auto-5 Sweet Sixteen from 1987-1992. Mint condition examples are bringing over $1000 fairly reliably.
Call Browing with the serial number and they can tell you.
Most Browning Sweet sixteen are worth between $500 to $800. Vent rib barrells are higher in Value. If it is made in Beligum, the serial numbers match on the barrell and the receiver,90% original, Vent Barrel it could be worth up to $1000. Just because a gun is an A5 made by Browning does not make it a Sweet Sixteen. The standard 16ga Browning was made from 1906 until long after the Sweet Sixteen came out in 1937. To value your gun we would have to know the Grade,serial #,barrel configuration and most inportantly the condition. The gun could be worth from $50 to many thousands of dollars. A mint Grade IV 1922 16ga just sold for $6200 last weekend and it was not even a Lightweight (that is the gun that preceded the sweet Sixteen). The gun was made in 1967. If it is all original and correct, it would sell for $800 and possibly over $1000 to the right group of buyers. In 1967, Browning ony made the Sweet Sixteen in a Grade I model. Any Gold inlay would be aftermarket unless this is a custom order through Browning. Gold inlay is a red flag that says "get this to a professional" for appraisal, to have them check it out. It may be a golden colored filling rubbed into the standard engaving which could hurt value.
Matt Eastman's book will have what you are looking for.
What model of browning shotgun are we talking about? I would need to know this in order to help you answer this question.
Only way to know is to call Browning and request a history letter.