Browning Firearms

Browning firearms are manufactured by Utah-based Browning Arms Company, which was founded in 1927. These firearms include shotguns, rifles, pistols and rimfires. Some of the best known firearms produced by Browning are the A-Bolt rifle and the Hi-Power 9mm pistol.

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What is the value of a Browning Sweet Sixteen?

This is a very popular question. The reader should know a few things about Sweet Sixteens to identify their own Sweet 16 to determine value.

American Shooters have had a love affair with The Sweet Sixteen since it's introduction to the public in 1937. A Sweet Sixteen is the Lightweight Version of the Browning 16 guage Auto-5 Shotgun. Not all 16 guage Automatics are Sweet 16's; There is a Standard weight that was imported by Browning and stayed in the Auto-5 line from 1923 until 1964. The Sweet 16 was made in Belgium from 1936 until 1976. Sweet 16's were discontinued when Auto-5 Production moved to Japan in 1976. Browning reintroduced the Sweet Sixteen (Japanese production) in 1987 and was produced until 1992.

"How to tell if you have a Standard or a Sweet 16." All Sweets will be marked "Sweet Sixteen" on the left side of the receiver from 1949 and on. Prior to 1949, the easiest way to tell is that a Sweet 16 has a gold trigger and the barrel has three holes drilled through the barrel band; Standard 16's do not have these features. (If you have a Standard 16 ga and not a Sweet, keep reading)

Value will depend on which model of Sweet (Belgian or Japan) Condition, Originality, and age. "How do I know if I have a Belgian or Japanese Sweet 16?" The markings on the Barrel will identify place of manufacture, but if a barrel has been replaced, the serial number and code (on the bottom of the receiver) will help identify. You can ask for the age on WikiAnswers or go the Browning Web site to date your gun.

Pre-war Auto-5 Sweet 16's are very collectable in original condition. Recoil Pads and Poly Chokes will hurt the value of any Sweet 16. Guns made up until 1952 have the front trigger safety, and are not too popular as shooters. Most users want the cross bolt safety, therefore the earlier guns in less than 80-90% condition do not command the same prices as later Sweets.

All Sweets had round knobs until 1967 as standard. 1967 to 1976 had the flat or "square knobs". Many buyers are split on preferring the round knob or flat knobs. They both seem to sell equally as well.

So now if you have identified your Sweet, lets look at Condition. Up to about 95% of original finish, these guns should sell well based on the scale of the Blue Book of Gun Values. Above 95%, they really have been selling for premium prices the last several years. These prices for Belgian mint and near new guns have sold for double what the book value has been. Used Japanese guns are usually lower in value, but the mint Japanese guns match up to the Belgians in price.

So how much are we talking?

Older pre 50's guns in 80-95% would be appraised between $350-$700

Sweets from the 1950's - 1976 up to 95% typically between $450 to $900

Any Sweet that is near new (98% or better) to mint in the Box can command $1500+ in the right market. Some have sold as high as $2500, but this is for exceptional mint guns. A vent rib may help the price on an older model over 95% condition, but most of the 60's and 70's guns have vented ribs. It doesn't make that much difference in the sellers price.

So where does a Standard Weight 16 fit in? It's pretty close to actual Blue Book numbers, but the real mint guns drop off from reaching as high as the Sweet Sixteens. A 1960 mint in the box Standard might sell from $1200-$1500 while a MIB 1960 Sweet will sell for $500 or more - than the Standard.

Keep in mind that there are a lot of Sweets on the market, and whether you set the price or a Gun Shop appraises it for you, when it comes time to sell, it may take a while, especially for guns well used.

For more information on Sweet Sixteens, use the link below for Rare Sweet 16's.

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What is the value of a Browning A-5 numbered 247420?

This question can't be answered without more detail. However, if you look in Standard Catalog of Firearms, you may be able to identify it and find the approximate value. Or, you might contact Browning at 1-800-333-3288. This gun was made in 1947. As with any firearm, it is not possible to accurately appraise a gun without seeing it. Recommend that you see a local gun dealer for an appraisal. You can also do your own investigation by looking at other models being sold that are in the same condition as yours. Try the gunbroker.com or a periodical called "The Gun List" You can also reference the Blue Book of Gun Values which can be purchased on line at various retailers.

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What are Browning shotguns worth over under 12 g and 20 g barrel sets?

$1000.00

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Amateur Radio

What is a browning B-80 worth?

What is the value of a Browning Humpback 12 ga automatic shotgun

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What is a belgium browning 270 semi automatic worth?

100-1000 and up depending on specifics

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What is the value of a Browning hi power vigilante?

Impossible to answer without a detalied description of all markings and features.

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Does Browning recommend barrel break in?

Yes

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Remington Firearms

Did Remington make a Sweet 16?

no

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How do you find the choke size on browning shotguns?

Contact Browning.

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What is the age and value of a Browning semi-automatic 22 rifle?

The takedowns were introduced in 1956 with the wheelsight configuration. At around 1959 Browning introduced the fixed sight. The wheelsights bring a little more money. Feel free to contact me at 417-830-5588 or e-mail me at jrreeves@prodigy.net and I will try to answer more. I have the same question, but have at least learned how to tell the age. This is done by the serial number which can be looked up at Brownings's website under the services tab, then "Date My Gun". I found that mine is a 1962 Model, in excellent shape. It was given to me by my father, but originally belonged to his older brother (my uncle) who died last year. I would like to know an estimated value if anyone has a clue. Here's that website again: http://www.browning.com/services/dategun I believe the Belgian made Browning .22 automatic rifles (pre 1974) are holding their value better than the later Japanese made ones. There are three grades (I, II, & III) and I have seen values range from $500-600 for used Grade I's up to $3000+ for Grade III's. It seems the Grade and condition are the big factors in determing the value as there doesn't appear to be much variation in specifications or how they were made over the years. The only reason I know even this much is that I have a mid-60s Grade I that's NIB, and I had the same questions as you.

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What is the year of manufacture of FN model 1922 serial 57475?

1941 ? see http://www.cruffler.com/historic-may01.html

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What is the value of a Browning Sweet 16 gauge automatic shotgun approximately 40 years old?

Answer:As with any collectable, value depends on condition. A late 1960's Sweet Sixteen in average used condition with normal use and handling marks usually fall in the 85 - 95% original finish range. Condition such as this would put the gun between $450-$1000. In better condition than 95%, it gets steeper the closer to mint that the gun is in. There are many being advertised in the $1500 to $2500 for near new to mint in the box; These prices are way above and beyond the Blue Book value, partially because Browning Auto 5's were dropped from the Bowning line in 98. Remember the extra premium that buyers are paying is for near new to mint. I doesn't mean that the lower used guns have necesarily jumped as well. Sweet 16's with pads and polychokes lose value and should not be considered at the same price as an all original gun.
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What is the age and value of an 1885 Winder musket serial number 131255?

The serial number lists do not include details between 1913 and 1923, but the final number assigned in 1923 was 139700, so it is a pretty safe bet that yours was made in 1922 or 23. My guide suggests a value of $1200 in NRA Good condition or $2000 in Very Good.

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How old is my Browning shotgun serial number 73J08146?

1973

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Can you shoot steel shot in an older Stevens 311 shotgun without damage to the barrels?

No.

yup, hasn't hurt my two in all the years it has been mandatory on waterfowl

Sort of like driving your 1940's Ford at interstate speeds. Will do just fine for a while, but eventually something is going to be damaged. Newer guns use harder steel for the barrels and even they get more wear from steel shot than from the old lead shot or newer (more expensive) soft shot.

You can shoot steel out of the shotgun as long as the barrel has not been backbored. The steel shot remain in the wad cup of the shot until it hit the choke at the end of the barrel, so the shot does not actually touch the sides of the barrel. (this applies to all shotgun barrels).

Make Sure your Chokes are not FULL, but Mod or Improved if your going to shoot steel

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Value of Browning 12 gauge shotgun?

I have a double barrel side made by browning.it is great shape ther is 1492A47.pleasnow the value of un.

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What is the value of a 1902 Winchester bolt action 22 rifle?

WINCHESTER DATES OF MANUFACTURE Winchester Model 1902: Not numbered, 666,742 manufactured. Manufactured between 1902 and 1931.

A model 1902 is valued at $60 with 10% original finish and $400 with 98% according to the Blue Book of Gun Values. Since these "boy's rifles" were usually well-used, an "average" condition is probably 60% or less, and the 60% value is $100.

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What is the value of 20 gauge Browning semi auto?

The Auto-5 Light 20ga. was made in Belgium 1958-1976 and in Japan 1976-1998. The Magnum 20 was introduced in 1967. Value with 90-95% original finish is $450-$550 with a plain rib or $645-$695 with a ventilated rib. Minty to new in box A5's can bring $1500 or more, but this extra premium is based on new condition

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What is the value of Double Barrel 410 shotgun DF Escopetas JaBe Eibar?

i have one of these. i saw it in agun catalogue for $1600, well engraved. if you find out more, radiantbrow@msn.com. I would like to know.

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How much is a browning 9 millimeter lugger 12 shot worth?

Which model are you refferring too? There are several different models, the most popular is the Browning Hi Power, but it is not a Luger. Browning FN did not make Lugers. As far as value for whatever you have:

Value is too difficult to be accurate without seeing the gun. Condition which includes the amount of original finish and original configuration will determine value. Recommend taking it to a gun shop for appraisal.

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Value of Browning A-5 shotgun?

Depending on the condition, the value of a Browning A-5 is between $250 and $695.

the worth of an A 5 depends on the type of a A 5 , 16 ga , 20 ga, 12 ga.

Unless the A 5 is really junk never think a A 5 is ever going to be worth a mere $250.00

Cheapest you will find in mose cases will $600.00 plus.

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Worth of used good condition browning 308 lever action rifle?

As with any firearm, it is not possible to accurately appraise a gun without seeing it. Recommend that you see a local gun dealer for an appraisal. You can also do your own investigation by looking at other models being sold that are in the same condition as yours. Try the gunbroker.com or a periodical called "The Gun List" You can also reference the Blue Book of Gun Values which can be purchased on line at various retailers.

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What is the value of a Belgian-made 6mm Browning nickel plated hand gun?

Hello, this pistol range around $330 to $700, see gunsamerica.com under Browing Pistols. Good luck.... Are you talking about a 9mm or a 6.35mm pistol (aka 25 Auto .25 ACP)?

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Replacement parts for Browning A-5 forearm?

Answer

Go to Browning Firearms website, and ask about replacement parts. Or, go to a local gunshow, and ask around the dealers at the show.

Another option is replacing both pieces with a synthetic stock-forearm set from Ramline or others. They are very durable and will not crack, chip or peel ever. They also look terrible compared to wood. This is the cheapest option by far, though, because you'll never have an issue again.

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What is a Ruger Mark 1 22 Long Rifle Auto Pistol worth?

The Blue Book gives a value of $120 in 60% condition and $175 in 95% or about

$200 dollars depending on the condition

also in guernsey in perfect condition it is £110

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