You will have to call Browning with the sn to find out.
Answer 1958 - It was the first year of the 12ga Magnum.
Your Browning auto-5 magnum shotgun was made in Herstal,Belgium by the firm FN(Fabrique Nationale)for Browning in the year 1965 with the serial number that you have provided.
The letters PY that are in the middle of your serial number,indicate that your Browning Auto-5 Magnum shotgun was made in the year 1982.
It is a 12ga Magnum made in Herstal Belgium in 1962.
@ 9 pounds
50-500 USD or so
The 4V prefix to your serial number indicates that you have a Browning auto-5 Magnum shotgun made by FN of belguim,in the year 1964.
Where will be marked on the barrel or receiver. When is 1977.
Use the link below and go to the Browning friction ring diagram that is noted for the 3" magnum A5.
Browning now offers history letters for @40 USD.
See the link below for instructions.
The 71V prefix to the serial number indicates that you have a browning auto-5 magnum shotgun that was made by FN in belguim for browning in 1971.
Try online auctions.
Your browning auto-5 magnum shotgun with a 0V prefix dates your shotgun to 1960.It was made by FN of belguim for browning that year.FN stands for Fabrique Nationale which is located in Herstal Belguim,near Liege.
YOu must call Browning.
This gun is a 12ga Magnum made in 1963.
It was built in 1969 in Belgium. It should be a 12ga. Magnum.
your browning auto-5 was made in 1951.
The A5 20 ga. was made in two models: Light 20, and Magnum 20. The Light twenty, sometimes just reffered to as a "Browning Twenty" was made from 1958-1976 in Belgium. The receivers are marked "Light Twenty" The Magnum version has a 3" chamber and was made in Belgium from 1967-1976. The receiver on this gun will say "Magnum Twenty" Other differences are the weight of the models
your browning auto-5 was made in 1925.