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  1. Shotguns, Shotgunning, and Shotshell Reloading
    Had a Browning Light Twelve come thru the front door of the gun shop last night, it was rough with lots of rust on the barrel and a few really bad spots on the receiver, but the stock and the guts are in great shape. Not worried about the value but would like to know when it was made. the...
  2. Shotguns, Shotgunning, and Shotshell Reloading
    HELP!!! Trying to determine manufacture date of what I believe is the first American made Browning Auto 5 preceding the Model 11 and I've run into a dead end. Serial # is 2xxx (4 digits). All numeric, no alpha characters Nothing on firearm states Model 11 and based on research so far, I...
  3. Shotguns, Shotgunning, and Shotshell Reloading
    I've been looking at all the forums and different websites for my serial number and now I'm even more confused. My grandfather gave me his old Browning auto-5, 20 gauge, "humpback". The numbers "C8732" are on the left side of the gun under the Browning trade mark. There are no serial numbers on...
  4. Shotguns, Shotgunning, and Shotshell Reloading
    Hello fellow shooters names Dylan aka-Boots My father inherited a shot gun after my grandfather past in 04. Me being 23yrs old I've personally seen this shot 3 times and touched it once. My grandfather was a WWII vet and purchased this gun in his 20's. My dad always remembered the gun growing up...
  5. Shotguns, Shotgunning, and Shotshell Reloading
    I just received a browning auto 5 the serial number starts with 71V XXXXX, from what I understand that means its a 1971 magnum. It came with two barrels-30 1/2" and 26 1/2". The serial numbers start with VL on them. It also has both St.lousi and montreal on the barrel. I am fairly green but...
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