Will Browning ever again offer 16 gauge shotguns?
based on the main-streaming tendancies of major arms makers, I seriously doubt it. Too bad!
While there are several gun manufacturer\'s that offer serial numbers on their shotguns, unfortunately the Mississippi Valley Arms Co. does not. The year and gauge of the gun would depend on when it was manufactured. For example, Mississippi Valley had numerous shotguns produced by a subsidiary company called Crescent Firearms, while many were imported from Belgium.
Other than it being a standardweight Browning A5 12ga made in 1961, you dont provide much information. 26" open-choked guns bring more than 30" full choke guns, and condition is everything. Average to you may be poor to me. Without detailed information on a potentially collectable firearm, the best we can do is offer a range of $250 - $1000. www.countrygunsmith.net