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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 the right side under the release button as many forums said to look. I can't figure out it's age.
If someone could help it would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
 

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WHere is the safety located, rear of trigger guard or like the old M1 in the front of the trigger guard?
 

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Serial number should be on the bottom of the reciever where you load the rounds. Another way to narrow it down is if the barrel has a fixed or removable chokes. Can you post a picture?

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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 the right side under the release button as many forums said to look. I can't figure out it's age.
If someone could help it would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
First, you do not have a Browning Auto-5 shotgun, since NO Brownings were ever made with a "C" SN letter prefix.

Second, what you DO have is an autoloading shotgun made on the Browning patent, but by Remington Arms
- a variation of the Remington Model 11 often referred to as an "American Browning", made under agreement with Browning while the Browning (FN) plant in Herstal Belgium was occupied by German forces during WWII, 1942-47.


Remington made 12ga (SN prefix " B"), 16ga (SN prefix "A") & 20ga (SN prefix "C") guns with Browning markings, etc on the altered Model 11's.

Some 11,100-odd 20ga guns were made, from SN5000 to SN16152 with the Remington-style, round knob pisol grip.



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