Browning Auto 5 20 Gauge Serial Numbers

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Browning auto 5 20 gauge serial numbers

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Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2003 9:41 pm
I own a browning auto 5 20 gauge with an odd serial number. I cannot match it up to browning's web site to see what the date of manufacture is. could someone please tell me the date of manufacture. here is the serial number as it appears on the gun:
serial number:
3Z
63869
thanks in advance.



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1963 light 20
it's not that the serial number is odd it's that the Browning date your gun site is worthless...

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MarlandS,
Thank you very much. Yah, my serial number didn't match up to anything on their site. A lot of Browning's other pages are incorrect regarding the beginning and ending dates guns were produced. What is the difference between the standard auto 5 and the lightweight auto 5? Is it the barrel length? or the gauge? I would like to find out what length the barrel is. Is there any type of code on the barrel that would say the barrel lenght? For example two ** means it has a modified choke.
thank you,
bm


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Crown Grade

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A lightweight is 10 ounces lighter than a Standard weight when all else is equal...
Nope no code to tell barrel length that I know of..

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so, maryland,
what makes the gun 10 ounces lighter? they didn't make the 20 gauge in a standard weight did they?
bm


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Crown Grade

Joined: Sat Mar 30, 2002 3:53 pm
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Location: Padua IL
Yes they did make the Standard Weight in 20 ga.
The difference in weight was in the reciever , stronger and lighter materials I'd imagine,

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Post subject: Re: browning auto 5 ODD serial number
Hi I collect and repair Browning Auto 5's in my spare time, a friend recently gave me a browning Auto 5 light 12 guage I can't match the serial number to Brownings or any other cross reference charts, I am curious what year the gun would have been produced the serial # is - 1
442761 (on gun as shown)
I thank anyone who can help me solve this puzzle my email is jamison427@hotmail.com



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