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Garrett5
August 11, 2000, 05:28 PM
My uncle is interested in selling his Browning Auto 5, and has asked me to find out about it. It's a 12 gauge with a 2 3/4 chamber. The serial # is H 156xx and it has a 28" and a 32" barrel. He would like to know where was it made? And when? And if possible what it my be worth ?

Thank you,
Garrett

Steven Mace
August 13, 2000, 10:25 PM
Garrett, the serial number on your uncle's Browning Auto-5 indicates two things. First, it was made in 1954 and second it would be considered a Standardweight version. This shotgun would have actually been made by Fabrique Nationale (FN) in Herstal, Belgium. The barrels should show a "St. Louis, Missouri" address to be correct for the year of production. In excellent condition the shotgun with a plain barrel could be worth about $400-$470 with premiuns added for those with either matted rib or ventilated rib barrels. The extra barrel could add about another $100-$125 to the overall value with the 'correct' address. Hope this helps!

Steve Mace

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Garrett5
August 14, 2000, 07:02 PM
Thank you Steven. That was very helpful. I will forward this to my uncle.

Thanks again,
Garrett