If the gun is very old and engravings hard to read, locate your owner's manual to find your Browning serial number.
Winchester Firearms Manufacturing Dates by Serial Number and Year 1866 through the early 1990s Below is the download link for a special resource for dating Winchester firearms.
SERIAL NUMBERS OFTEN ALLOW YOU TO DETERMINE YEAR OF MANUFACTURE Knowing the year your vintage firearm was made makes it easier to decide which gun catalog we sell will give you the best information about the company, models made and more.
To help you determine the year made, find your serial number and then select a link from those below to sites that offer serial dates.
In general, this information is the same that you would get if you called our customer service department and asked them for the information.
They use these documents as a reference and the documents should be limited to that use.
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I've documented all of the symbols and numbers I can find on it and taken pictures.This is because Browning guns made from 1903 through 1939 were simply numbered in numeric order rather than given a serial number to denote the year in which they were made.For guns made after World War II, serial numbers or a combination of letters and numbers will aim you to the manufacturing year.Date Codes, Sturm, Ruger & Co., Winchester Rifles, Winchester Rifle & Shotgun 1969 , Winchester Shotguns.I recently inherited what appears to be a Browning A5 from my father.