Serial number on a Citori is under the breakdown lever on the receiver. It should also be stamped on the barrel where it locks up on the receiver.
You need to identify the make and model of the shotgun. Dozens of different makes of guns show a browning patent on the barrel. Recheck and re-ask the question - Thank you
$60 to $100
This should be a Stevens shotgun made on Brownings patent. Typically these guns sell in the $150-$300 range.
Riverside was a brand name used by Stevens for Montgomery Wards and other retailers. It was probably made soon after that patent date, but they still made some exposed hammer guns at least until 1940.
I believe that is a model 311. I have the same double barrel.
No. Many manufacturers have used Browning's patents. Your gun was made by Savage/Stevens. email@example.com
You have a Ranger Model 30, which was a store brand made by Stevens as a Model 520. It was designed by John Browning, and has a slight humpback in the receiver. A Stevens version ranges in blue book value from $190 in 100% condition, to $75 in 60 % condition. Unfortunately, house brand guns bring less.
You will have to call Browning to find out.
you might try looking at some of these posts: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/FAQ/427
Buckeye Gun Co. in Lynchburg,Va. I have a 16 gauge Buckeye. It has a nickel plated receiver. All the Buckeyes I have seen had patent pending so not sure they ever got a patent on firstname.lastname@example.org
There was a Browning 12 gauge with the patent 2203378-223386, that was sold for $999.00 at an online auction.
Proofhouse.com has a store brand chart.
I can't tell from a patent #, is it a pump or auto? Is the RJ on the left side of the barrel near the receiver if so that's a date code from November 1940.
You can sell it to a bunch of gang bangers for like $400 and some crack rock.
Go to the Browning website, look under Customer Service. You will need the serial number, not a patent number.
You need to look on the receiver which is the main part of the gun behind the barrel. It should be a letter and number combination. It is probably on the lower right side od the frame, or else on the bottom forward of the trigger housing. The serial number would not be on the barrel.
OK, what is your question?
Stevens 520 pump
I would have to assume that you have a semi-auto shotgun.If your shotgun has a slight hump to the back of the reciever then it was a shotgun made with a browning patent and would have to be listed on the gun along with the royaltys paid to his patent.
It's an off-branded Stevens Model 311, worth $150-$250, made between 1920 and 1948.
That patent date is on several models of Stevens shotguns. Ranger was a trade name sold by Montgomery Ward. It was most likely made sometime between 1920 and 1945.
It's a Stevens gun, not a Browning. The barrel is marked 'Browning Patent' but that is the extent of Browning's involvement with that shotgun. They were made before WW2 and sell for $100-$150 in typical shape.
I don't think Stevens was using the Riverside name as early as 1903 but they probably were still using that patent date into the 1930's. If the gun has fluid steel barrels, it could still be a hunter's gun but the rabbit ears attract Cowboy Action Shooters and interior decorators. Any of these groups will pay $100 to $250 depending on condition.
Can't be answered without a detailed description of the weapon.