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Old February 1, 2005, 07:55 AM   #1
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Browning Light 12

Have Recently Purchased Browning Light 12 With Serial No 75G 53438. How Can I Confirm It To Belgium made?

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Old February 1, 2005, 10:15 AM   #2
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Is it not marked "made in Belgium"? (or "Japan"?)
Does it have Belgian proofmarks - main one being ELG in an oval?

The 75G prefix indicates that it was made in 1975, the last year before production moved to Japan.
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Old February 1, 2005, 03:04 PM   #3
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Barrel indicates Belgium. Have been told that barrels can be inter-changed. I am not familar enough with firearms to know exactly what "ELG in an oval" refers to.
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