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December 4, 2011, 11:45 PM
I have a Browning A-5 trying figure out manufacture date.
Receiver reads 74V 29722. Help! Thanks!
December 5, 2011, 10:41 AM
the "V" indicates a Magnum reciever.
Go to the browning website, under the "parts / service" there is a "date your Browning, to confirm.
Recommend you get new friction bronzes, steel rings, and recoil; spring to insure good cyc;ing and reduced recoil.
Also you can download a manual for it from the website.
December 8, 2011, 07:38 PM
ok. It looked to me like from the web site the V meant 1975. I didn't read
anywhere that the V meant Magnum.
December 8, 2011, 09:52 PM
as I have some complied A5 information.
December 9, 2011, 12:37 AM
From my reference book "Browning, Dates of Manufacture, 1824 to Present" First Edition, copyright 1988 (no ISBN).
74VXXXXX breaks down as follows:
Date code, first two digits indicate 1974 manufacture
V designates 12 ga. Magnum
XXXXX is the serial number
December 14, 2011, 06:22 PM
Thanks so much for all the info!
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