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The information you provided was used to properly identify the information below. Any unauthorized usage of the Photo Percentage Grading System for the evaluation of firearms values and color photo percentage breakdown is also expressly forbidden by the publisher.Here is the information you requested about your Firearm firearm taken from – Browning Model/configuration – Model Auto-5 Lightweight semi-automatic shotgun, 12 ga., with 26, 28, or 30 inch bbl., and blue finish. The value quoted is a real world market value (also known as a private party value) and is the amount you should expect to pay for the firearm. For other firearms related information, please visit Philip This Firearm appraisal is a value estimate on the appraised firearm for the date of the appraisal.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.Manufacturing of this model ceased in the year 2000.That was the introduction of the 'speed load' feature I THINK. Note the FN maker's marking along the left side receiver rail and proofs on the bottom. The cheekpiece stock is not unique but was never imported by Browning. The gun appears to have original rust blue and stock finish but the butt pad knocked THREE digits off the value.
I have checked as many sources as I can find, but have yet to find an example like I see on my shotgun. To wit: When Browning stopped serializing 12ga A5's with numbers only in 1954, the last SN was 447750 - nowhere near 6,360,676.Starting in 1958, 12ga gun's SN's were date coded with a numeral, then a letter, prefixes - as in (1958) 8M (standardweight) or 8G (Lightweight), 9M/9G, 0M/0G, 1M/1G, etc, etc until 1970, when Standardweight 12ga's were discontinued, but continuing with Lightweights to 76G in 1976.