I have a Browning Sweet 16 serial number X63514. Can anyone help to identify the year of manufacure? I come up with 1928 but I have read that the Sweet 16 production did not start until 1937. I have not been able to figure out what the X represents.
Any help would be appreciated.
The "X" series began in 1946. It indicates that the chamber accommodates a 2 3/4 " shell vs the earlier 2 9/16" chamber. Your gun was mfg in 1952. It may be a Sweet 16 and it may be a Standard 16. If you would like to find out more you can e-mail me at <email>
WHAT YEAR WAS A BROWNING 16 GAUGE A5 MADE, WITH A SERIAL NUMBER OF X30954?
HOW DO YOU KNOW?
Why do you people type in all capital letters? Are we not getting enough attention at home?
The vast majority of modern firearms' date of mfg can be determined by the serial number....you just have to have the right book or know the right web page. In some cases you need to contact the mfg.
The X prefix A5 16ga's were made between 1947 abd 1953. Yours dates to 1950.
Thanks bud. My wife puts it on all caps when she works from home. I had my head down and didn't notice it was on all caps until I looked up to proof read, it was to late and didn't feel like typing the request all over again. Sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks again. In fact I get too much attention at home.
That's good - a man can never get too much attention - I tell my wife that all the time....
No sweat on the caps....
OK, I did a double check on the DOM - it's actually 1949.
Hmm!! I did a check on mine, asked around on different forums. I also have a 16 with serial number starting with X, compared your's to mine and it fit inside the Browing serial numbers on the Browning web page/charts. but as you probably already know, this can be confusing, they didn't have computers back in those days keeping track and inventory on these things. wondering, does yours have the suicide trigger?
It's not mine, it's the guest that asked the question's shotgun.
According to Vanderlinden, my date is right. If you'd like, I will check your number against his data...
How about x4194??
What about x86134?
It would be worth alot more if browning didnt move to a communist country and make there guns to send here to sell, like other so called American Companys have, to me anything made in china should be banned from the AMERICAN market, get that LOW QUALITY COOMI MADE JUNK out of this country! PERIOD!
Im so happy you 2 were able to get over that serious problem we have in the U.S, typing with the caps lock ON should be banned and/OR moved to china!
Thanks for that highly intelligent commentary - I'm sure we'd all be completely lost without your wisdom to keep us all in line.
Does anyone have a date for a sweet 16 with Sn 9S 32163? Thanks
Also I have a later one with 69S 90594. I believe its a 1960 model. Is that correct?
Can anyone date a sweet 16 X99874? And how are you dating them if you don't mind me asking?
Hello I too have a Sweet 16 and I need to find out more about it. I am out of town but will be home soon to tell you the serial number and more information. I will be in touch
Would you check serial# X73279 please?
Check this link out to date by your serial number
I have been trying to figure out the date of manufacture on 2 browning shotguns for my grandfather and I dont get it, s/n's dont seem to fit the code lists I have found.
Can someone help, please ??
First Browning Sixteen 16ga, near s/n is marked FN and s/n is X67610
The second Browning Sweet sixteen, 16ga, s/n is S9878
PLEASE WHAT ABOUT X7296x A5 16 gauge
Are you a expert of sweet sixteen?