AFAIK, the SN co-relates to 1950, that's a Standard Grade gun which looks like it's had a Cutts Compensator , recoil pad, and checkering added.
IMHO, it's a $250 shooter.
All "FN" & "Browning" A-5's were made in the FN plant in Herstal, Belgium up until Browning moved production to Miroku Gun Co, Japan, in 1976 (IIRC).
"Acier" = "steel", which stamping "Special Steel" is an advertisment for quality.
Last edited by PetahW; February 28, 2013 at 10:44 PM.