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What is a Browning Acier Special 12 gauge c12 px Belgium and its value?

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See the last answer What model is this gun? PX denotes a gun sold through a Post Exchange at a US military base. Guns sold on Navy or Nato bases were marked BX or something like AFS(Armed Forces Southern Europe-Nato). The gun dates from about 1953 to about 1978-80. Are you sure that the letter is a C and not a G? Need more info. ANSWER: You have an Auto 5 12 ga Shotgun that was made by FN for FN sales outside the United States. This is not a Browning Arms Co. gun. Based on the question, you are strickly looking at the barrel: The small "c" stands for cartridge followed by the guage which is "12". The px is a proof mark, along with others that can be found on the barrel. You need to provide the serial number and info on the condition in order to get a better answer. The serial number will also ID the year of manufacture which is important.

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I am trying to find out the value of my Browning Acier Special C 12 guage Shotgun KG 8663 Serial number 307368

With the serial number that you provided,your Browning 16 gauge shotgun was produced in the year 1949,by FN of Belguim for Browning.

Go to Browning.com, select customer service, select date your firearm.

Acier special means Special steel, and barrels marked this way are only on FN sales guns, not Browning Arms Co. FN produced the guns for sale outside the US and were not imported to be sold by the Browning Co. Providing this is the complete serial number without a letter above or preceding the number, then this gun was made in 1907. It is an FN Auto-5, not a Browning Arms Company A5. The FN version is mechanically the same as the Browning version, but markings and finish may be different.

You must call Browning. The sn doesn't follow normal convention.

You may contact Browning directly at there customer service dept.and they will provide you with the info that you seek.

Your serial number indicates that your Browning auto-5,12 gauge shotgun was made in the year 1949.

THis is not the name of the shotgun, but kind of barrel, made in Belgium. Acier means Steel, and Cockerill stands for "Cockerill-Sambre" the name of the steel maker.

With the serial number that you have provided,your Browning auto-5 shotgun in 16 gauge was made in Belgium for Browning in the year 1926.

You will have to call Browning with the sn to find out.

It's the model code for a 12 gauge Magnum.

A Browning over and under is worth about $1,000-1,500 on it own and the fact that it's a Belgium made Browing increases the price significanly. I would say somewhere in the range of $500 to $750 more. The belgium made Browning is the most collectible and popular.

If this is the complete serial number on the gun, it was made in 1923. Often serial numbers are misread. Check to see if it has a letter above or preceding the 27071. If it does, please restate and ask the question again. If 27071 is the complete serial number, it was made in 1923. Now the question: Is it a Browning Arms Co Gun, or an FN gun? If an FN gun, it will say "acier special" on the Barrrel. Acier special means Special steel, and barrels marked this way are only on FN sales guns, not Browning. If the barrel is acier special, then FN produced the gun for sale outside the US and was not imported to be sold by the Browning Co. If this is one of the first Browning Arms Co guns, it should say "Browning Arms Co Ogden Utah on the barrel. This gun would be one of the shotguns that was first sold to the Browning Arms Co in 1923. Importation was very limited to Browning from FN until serial 22538 16ga was shipped to Browning in July of 1923. The highest serial number shipped in 1923 was 28400. If this is what you have, then this shotgun certainly has a place in history as one of the first Browning 16ga Auto 5's that came to America.

Serial number 231,282 indicates that your Browning 12 gauge auto-5 shotgun was made in the year 1946,just as you suspected.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_value_of_a_Browning_Sweet_Sixteen

Check the auction sites. To many variables that you don't address, like barrel length, overall condition, accessories, box, manual, number of rounds fired, etc..

With the serial number that you provided,your Browning 16 gauge auto-5 shotgun was produced in the year 1929.


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