Browning 12 gauge auto serial number dating
The other day my son, a couple of friends and I, were out shooting clays. Looking over the gun it looked like two shells were somehow forced into the barrel. Called Browning and they said, "send it to us." We packed it up and mailed the gun only to get it back 3 weeks later with a note saying, that they no longer worked on this gun. I have always like Browning but after this I won't buy one. Also the extractor pin that had broken during the mishape was now gone. Serial Number Example: 641RT01001 This would be an B-2000 Trap 12 ga.,manufactured in 1976 with the serial number 01001.
I called them and asked them to send it, they said to have a local gunsmith fix it and they would look for the broken part and send it. I guess the reason I am posting this, is to ask if others out there might have had a B2000 and had any problems. I have had several students on the range blow up guns with multi rounds in the barrels.
The date of manufacture of a Browning A-5--sometimes known as the "Auto-5"--can be determined by means of the serial number of the unit.
It only takes a few minutes to locate the number and learn when the weapon was manufactured.
Mark 1-979-826-3277I don't have the B2000, but sent a A-Bolt 300WSM in for trigger repair. With a 12 gauge I have seen it twice with somebody somehow getting a 16 gauge shell into the mix.
The trigger was broken during a glass bedding job :oops: The browning trigger is a cast part, no longer machined steel. Carter's Country sent 3 guns in for trigger repair during the same week! photo=8840&cat=500&ppuser=2322 I would hate to hunt with this guy...everything would be dead before I get off a shot. These are just small enough to chamber and pass down the bore a ways. B-2000 Automatic 1974 D 20 Gauge C 12 Gauge E 28 Gauge G .410 Bore Dating Browning Firearms Post 1958 Manufacture This dating system is for Browning firearms manufactured after 1958.
I compiled this quick reference serial number guide for dating 16ga Browning A5s and the Auto 5-3 Shot, by serial number.
The serial number is normally on the shotgun's barrel or breach.Logon to the Internet and locate the home page of Browning firearms.On their web site the company provides precise charts showing date of manufacture of all of its models according to serial number. Please note that few A5 serial number records remain on units manufactured from 1903-1939. The serial number and dates are approximations only. I found what I thought was a very early 1948 Sweet Sixteen based on the serial number. I decided to share it here since this is where much of my limited knowledge came from. Other factors need to be taken into consideration to properly date your gun.