Browning does not make firearms, FN does.
No. During WWII, Browning had Remington make an American A5 for them. Those guns were stamped Browning Arms Co St. Louis Mo., but they were actually made by Remington in New York.
It probably depends on the model, and if Browning doesnt make one, perhaps an aftermarket company does. Contact Browning customer service at link below.
This is what is called an American Browning. These guns were produced by Remington in the US (New York) for Browning after Belgium was overun by the Germans in WWII. The guns were made using Remingtons model 11 equipment. A few modifications were made to incorporate more of the Browning features and were all stamped Browning Arms Co. St. Louis Mo. Due to the original contract, to meet the quantities specified, Remington continued to make these for Browning after the war. No guns were made by Remington in 1943 or 1944. The last of these guns were delivered to Browning in 1949. Your gun sn: B42926 is a 12ga made and shipped to Browning in 1948.
Inexpensive hand guns.
Browning did not make ammunition. They contracted another company to make it for them.
Not for commercial sale.
FN still makes weapons is Belgium
On August 15, 2006, Olin Corporation, owner of the Winchester trademarks, announced that it had entered into a new license agreement with Browning to make Winchester brand rifles and shotguns, though not at the closed Winchester plant in New Haven. Browning, based in Morgan, Utah, and the former licensee, U.S. Repeating Arms Company, are both subsidiaries of FN Herstal.
Folsom Arms Co was a trade name used by H&D Folsom Arms Company (1849 - 1954). These guns were manufactured by Crescent Fire Arms Co (1892-1931). Shotguns marked with this name were also imported from Belgium.
Define "better". Both companies make excellent guns.
The term "acier special" is found on many Auto-5 shotguns. It is French for "special steel". The stamp "acier special" found on barrels are for Fabrique Nationale guns, and NOT Browning Arms Co. guns. Fabrique Nationale (FN) was the manufacturer of all Belgian Browning guns. Browning was simply an importer and bought guns with their name on them to sell in the United States. FN was licensed to make and sell some of these models World Wide outside the US. If it says "acier" on the barrel then, you probably have an FN gun. It's possible to have one of these barrels fitted on a genuine Browning gun, but then the receiver would identify the mix & match. FN Auto 5's as a custom, used the term Browning patent on many of their guns along with acier special. These guns never were sold in the US, but somehow made it to the states from overseas. Many guns were brought by returning US servicemen from WWII and so on.
A gunsmith or an arms dealer. A weapons manufacturer if they make the guns that they sell. Your Friend, Sleek Mouse
FN made guns for Browning, not the other way around. In the 90s, FN bought out Browning (Herstal Group), so you may be referring to that. The only guns Browning made in the US are, the Challenger II and currently make Buck Mark Pistols and rifles. Also, Remington made Auto 5s for Browning in the USA during WWII
Browning turned over the patent in 1940-1946.Your ser#a17xxx is most likely made by Remington. The Remington called it a Model 11.Serial #'s that include a letter states this...A=16ga,B=12ga,C=20ga.It's most likely your gun was manufactured in the W.W.2 era.If it looks like "Old Hump back" but has no indication of the words Browning on it ...It's a Remington. Remington shotguns from that era usually stated "United Metalic Cartrige Company". To be more clear, you have an "American Browning" made by Remington under contract to Browning. These guns were contracted by Browning to keep in business while FN in Belgium was under occupation by the Germans during WWII. Although they were made on the same equipment that Remington made the model 11, they are not considered Remingtons. The Remington plant included the magazine cutoff by the insistance of Browning, a feature that Remington model 11's never had. There was great resistance by Remington Management and workers to make these guns for Browning, but because of the relationship that John Browning and the Browning family had with Remington in the earlier part of the Century, the Remington Board agreed to do this favor for Browning. American Brownings were made from 1940 to 1949. Your serial number "A" stands for 16ga and it was actually in the 12,000 block of guns made. Under request of Browning the serial numbers started with 5000 for each guage. At the end of 1946, Remington had made a total of 10,783 16 guage guns and a total of another 3017 guns in 1947. Your gun was made in 1947.
Fully automatic shotgun, no. Automatic rifles and machine guns, yes.
The Model 215, a hammer gun, and the model 315, a hammerless
Mainly low cost shotguns.
yes it does but the clip is inside the floorplate which must be dropped down first.this is the browning model BAR(browning automatic rifle).
The Illinois Arms Company IS the company's name. In 1987, they purchased all the rights and inventory of the failed American Arms Company and continued to produce the American Arms AR-180. This is a 22LR rifle that fired in Full-Auto and had a 180 round drum magazine. Later, they teamed up with Feather Industries to make a semi-auto version. This failed and both companies went bankrupt. E&L Manufacturing purchase the rights and inventory and continues to be in business today. They continue to make parts and service the AR-180. They also make accessories for a lot of other guns.
The ancestor of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company was the Volcanic Repeating Arms Company. It was later reorganized into the New Haven Arms Company, its largest stockholder being Oliver Winchester. After the American Civil War, Oliver Winchester renamed the company the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. Winchester Repeating Arms Company went into receivership in 1931, and was bought at bankruptcy auction by the Olin family's Western Cartridge Company. Oliver Winchester's firm would maintain a nominal existence until 1935, when Western Cartridge merged with its subsidiary to form Winchester-Western Company; in 1944 the firearms and ammunition operations would be reorganized as the Winchester-Western Division of Olin Industries. In 1980 the plant was sold to its employees, incorporated as the U.S. Repeating Arms Company (USRAC), together with a license to make Winchester arms. Production of ammunition and cartridge components under the Winchester Ammunition Inc. name was retained by Olin, not licensed to USRAC. From 1981 until 2006, Winchester guns were made by the USRAC. When USRAC went bankrupt in 1989 it was acquired by a French holding company, then sold to an arms making cartel sponsored by the Belgian Herstal Group, which also owns gun makers Fabrique National (FN) and Browning.
Browning made the first sucessful semi auto shotgun over 100 years ago, along with semi auto rifles (BAR from WW 1) pistols (Browning Hi Power from 1935) and machine guns (.50 caliber Browning)
You have what is known as an "American Browning". When the Germans invaded Belgium in 1940, Browning lost it's production from FN in Herstal. Browning went to Remington and requested that they make the Auto-5 for Browning during this time frame. Remington agreed (much at the resentment of many employees) and manufactured the gun using the Remington model 11 machinery. They added the magazine cutoff and stamped all guns as Browning Arms Co. St Louis Mo. Nowhere on these guns is there anything stamped or shown to indicate Remington. All of these guns were made at the Remington plant in Ilion New York. Over 63,000 guns were made in 12, 16 & 20 guages. The 3 shot model was also made. These guns were produced between 1940 and 1948. The last few were delivered in 1949. There was no production in 1943 and 1944 due to Remingtons obligations to the US War effort. This 20ga gun with serial number C14327 was made in 1947.
You have what is known as an "American Browning". When the Germans invaded Belgium in 1940, Browning lost it's production from FN in Herstal. Browning went to Remington and requested that they make the Auto-5 for Browning during this time frame. Remington agreed (much at the resentment of many employees) and manufactured the gun using the Remington model 11 machinery. They added the magazine cutoff and stamped all guns as Browning Arms Co. St Louis Mo. Nowhere on these guns is there anything stamped or shown to indicate Remington. All of these guns were made at the Remington plant in Ilion New York. Over 63,000 guns were made in 12, 16 & 20 guages. The 3 shot model was also made. These guns were produced between 1940 and 1948. The last few were delivered in 1949. There was no production in 1943 and 1944 due to Remingtons obligations to the US War effort. This 12ga gun with serial number B33675 was made in 1947.
Yep, Miroku makes very good guns. They currently make the Browning Citori line of guns and have made guns under other names also.
In 1916, Lefever Arms Company was sold to Ithaca, who continued to make guns under the Lefever brand. Your serial number would date to around 1935-1937.