The newer Brownings are being built in Japan. I bought mine new in 1972 from Sears and it was made in Belgium. So sometime between then and now the change was made. The new Weatherbys are also made in Japan now also. ANSWER: Japan production started in 1976. Why the change? Money is usually the answer. Production costs in Belgium were rising. auto5man
87 years old.If you have a 12 gauge shotgun then it was made in 1906,if your shotgun is a 16 gauge,then it was made in the year 1919.
Several, the auto5, B2000, B80 and others
Your serial number X57552 indicates that your Browning auto-5 shotgun in 16ga.was made for Browning in the year 1951.
Your serial number indicates that you have a Browning standard auto-5 shotgun in 16 gauge that was made in the year 1961.
The serial number L52789 indicates that you have a Browning light weight model,auto-5 shotgun which was made in the year 1955.
Japan, Portugal and Belgium
it was made in 1961
Made in 1985. Value depends on what someone is willing to pay. Check closed on line auctions to see what they are selling for.
I own a Browning A5, 12ga,Japan made shotgun, ser: 04078. what is it worth?
Just the manufacturer.The browning auto-5 shotgun was made by FN of belguim for browning between 1903-1975.After 1975 the browning auto-5 shotgun was made by Miroku of japan for browning,both companys made the same shotgun with the same patent of john m browning.While most in this country feel that the quality of the belguim made guns are far bettter(and there is some truth to this) The japan made firearms are of excellent quality,fit and finish.I know because I have owned both.
There were at least three places where the Browning shotguns were made: Belgium, the US, and Japan. Take the gun to a gunsmith and he may be able to tell you easily.
Your serial number indicates that your Browning shotgun was made in the year 1970.
100-1000 USD or so
The Browning light weight 12 gauge shotgun was made by FN for browning from 1947-1976.These shotguns were also made by Miroku of Japan from 1976-1998.If you would supply a serial number to your browning shotgun then I would be able to identify the exact year of production.
You may not have a Browning shotgun;all browning 16 gauge shotguns were made in Belgium for browning from 1909-1976.afterword they were made by Mirouku of Japan from 1976 onward.You may have a shotgun that was made with a John M Browning patent,but made by another company.Please provide a more detailed description of your shotgun;and we might be able to identify what you have.
Your Browning auto-5 shotgun with the prefix of 70s to the serial number identifies that your shotgun was made in Belgium for Browning in the year 1970.
Your browning auto-5 shotgun was made by FN of belguim for browning in 1957.
This Shotgun was made by Stevens their model. 520. Made from 1930's to 1950'S Although the shotgun was Browning patent marked, it was not made by Browning.
Shotgun made by Browning.
Please identify the model. Looks like it could be an Auto5 made in 1948.
This was a Winchester reproduction High Grade shotgun made by Miroku (Browning). 850 were made in 1993 only.