The original question referenced a ventilated rib on this shotgun. PLEASE, people, if you change these questions make sure you include ALL the information given - it makes a difference. You have a Browning Superposed made by FN in Belgium for sale by Browning. It was made in 1961, and should be the 'round knob/long-tang' configuration. That means the pistol grip is rounded on the bottom instead of squared, and the trigger guard extends down the front of the pistol grip. These are collectable shotguns, and being a 20ga makes it a bit more valuable than a standard 12ga. Possible value, depending on condition, originality and features can approach $2000-$2500 (assuming it is a standard grade and not Pigeon, Diana, etc). The big question is whether the gun has 'salt wood.' Browning used a salt process to dry stock blanks during this time period and sometimes the salt would not be removed completely, causing the guns to corrode badly underneath the woodline. If you have a 'salt gun', value is going to be reduced by at least half. If the gun is going to be marketed, we'd be interested. firstname.lastname@example.org
You will need to conatact Browning and order a letter from them
Can you idenytify the model? Type of action etc...
Ned Schwing's book will have what you are looking for.
You can order a history letter from Browning for @$50.
100-1000 USD or more depending on EXACT model, condition, box, papers, history, accessories.
100 to multiple thousnands depending on exactly what you have and its condition, accessories, box, papers, history
This is the same as a Superposed model shotgun. Introduced in 1931, Browning still makes these in Belgium.
100-10000 USD depending on EXACTLY what you have, condition, box, papers, history, accessories.
Browning offers history letters for @$40 USD
Only way to know is to call Browning and request a history letter.
Contact Browning and request a history letter.
For about 40 USD you can get a history letter from Browning on your firearm. The sn you list does not follow normal convention. Just the numbers would date it to @1926.
You will have to contact Browning.
One option is to contact Browning and order a history letter. They are @ 40 USD.
Browning now offers history letters. 50-400 USD
Browning does history lettersl. Check their website at Browning.com
Browning offers history letters on their website for $39.95 For more information, contact Browning Customer Service at 1-800-333-3288.95.I can add that your serial number indicates that you have a Browning Sweet sixteen model auto-5 shotgun that was made in the year 1954.
You will need to contact Browning and request a history letter.
100-10000 USD depending on EXACTLY what you have, condition, accessories, box, papers, history, engraving, etc..
Lewis Browning has written: 'A Brief History Of Blaenavon, Monmouthshire'
Are you talking about a bolt action rifle? Is it a Belgium made? Give me a call at 417-830-5588 or e-mail me at email@example.com. I am interested enough to here more about your rifle. Thanks. Browning Collector
Impossible to answer without a DETAILED description of all markings, barrel length, sights, stock, condition.
Browning offers letters
$150 to several thousand dollars, depending on condition,markings, and history of the gun.
A few hundred to a few thousand depending on EXACT configuration, condition, markings, accessories, box, papers, history.