I don't recognize that as a serial number used since 1954. It's either not a FN Browning Hi Power or it's older then I know about.
In the year 1898.
Does this guns say "acier special" on the barrel? If so, it is not a Browning Arms Co gun, but a FN Auto5. Acier special means Special steel, and barrels marked this way are only on FN sales guns, not Browning. FN produced the guns for sale outside the US and were not imported to be sold by the Browning Co. By serial number 42xxx alone, this gun was made in or around 1913, but it would be 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. In 1913 though, Browning Arms Co. did not yet exist; Not until 1923 when Browning began importing as BAC. Although the Blue Book of gun values doesn't differentiate these guns from the more desireable Brownings, prices are lower because of engraving, style and other differences. Value is too difficult to be accurate without seeing the gun. Condition which includes the amount of original finish and original configuration will determine value. Auto 5's with recoil pads, poly-chokes, compensators, and refinished wood & blueing will reduce value. Recommend taking it to a gun shop for appraisal, but keep in mind that few appraisers know the information and history of the FN guns. Please leave a message on my board with any further questions.
Exactly how is the pistol marked? 9mm browning serial number 72C44338
12 gauge Belgian Browning shotgun, serial #296305
It will be marked if it is Belgian made.
Need the serial number to answer.
YOu must call Browning.
The barrel will be marked "Made in Belgium"
Serial numbers allow for dating when produced.
You will have to call Browning with the serial number or go to their website and look it up.
Please state the model.
Check the receiver.
You will need to call Browning.
This is a Belgian made A5 which is a Standard weight 16 gauge made in 1956.
See the Browning website- customer service. Date of production by serial number listing.
No way to answer without the serial number.
You must provide the serial number in order to get an answer.