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Old December 4, 2011, 10:45 PM   #1
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Browning A-5 build date

I have a Browning A-5 trying figure out manufacture date.
Receiver reads 74V 29722. Help! Thanks!
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Old December 5, 2011, 09:41 AM   #2
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Its a 1974 manifacture date, ...

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.
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Old December 8, 2011, 06:38 PM   #3
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ok. It looked to me like from the web site the V meant 1975. I didn't read
anywhere that the V meant Magnum.
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Old December 8, 2011, 08:52 PM   #4
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please PM me,

as I have some complied A5 information.
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Old December 8, 2011, 11:37 PM   #5
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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
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Old December 14, 2011, 05:22 PM   #6
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Thanks so much for all the info!
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