The serial number is on the receiver.
The earlier the better. 1 is in the Browning Museum.
Your serial number indicates that your Browning auto-5 16 gauge shotgun was made in the year 1948.
I found the answer on the Browning website. Serial numbers in the range of 387000-438000 were made in 1953. Here's the website for all Browning gun's serial numbers: http://www.browning.com/services/dategun/index.asp Here's the site for the Auto-5 http://www.browning.com/services/dategun/detail.asp?id=13
The serial number comes up a Browning Auto-5 semiauto shotgun. Browning began manufacturing the Auto-5 in 1902. All serial numbers below around 228,000 are pre-WW2 manufacture, and only Browning can provide at best a guess on the age of the gun.
with the serial number that you have supplied,your Browning auto-5 shotgun in 16 gauge was made in the year 1934.
You did not provide the serial nubmer. You will have to call Browning.
84 years old
Browning never used the prefix letter B on any of there shotgun,s serial numbers.
You will need to call Browning with the sn.
Your serial number indicates that your Browning standard weight 16 gauge auto-5 shotgun was made in Belgium in the year 1947.
Your serial number indicates that you have a Browning sweet sixteen auto-5 shotgun that was made between 1957-1958.The serial numbers with a A letter prefix were from that time frame and only went as high as A00001-A10900.
1909.I am sorry,the previous answer is incorrect.With the serial number that you have provided,your Browning sweet sixteen auto-5 shotgun was made by FN of Belguim for Browning in the year 1953.The serial numbers for that year were X77701-X99999.
your browning auto-5 shotgun was made in 1926 by FN of belguim for browning,with the serial number you provided.
By posting the serial number with all letters and numbers before during or after the serial number included.
Your serial number indicates that your Browning auto-5 shotgun was made in the year 1928.
I cannot find the answer on the Browning site. All the serial numbvers there have SIX digits. My cal. 16 has five numbers too. Serial numbers X58301-X74000 were manufactured in 1952.
Call Browning or visit their website.
Your browning auto-5 shotgun was made by FN of belguim for browning in 1947.That makes your shotgun 64 Years old.
You must call Browning with the serial number.
Go to the Browning home page www.browning.com/services where they list serial numbers of all brownings. you can send browning the serial number of your gun and for a price they will send you the history of your particular gun.
84 years give or take a year
This was used in the serial number prefix with a number to indicate that you have a Browning auto-5 magnum shotgun.the number or numbers before the V indicate the year of manufacture,This was used by browning from 1958-1976.