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Seial numbers/dates for Browning Broadway?

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  1. Porcupine

    Porcupine Active Member

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    Does anyone have a list of serial numbers and manufacture dates for Browning shotguns, specifically Browning Broadways? Many thanks.

    LA
     
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    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    BroadWay started in '64 I believe - what is the suffix of your gun S-what?
    S5 - '65, S6 - '66 etc...

    Jay
     
  3. new loader

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    Look at this link from Browning. All you ever wanted to know about serial numbers.
     
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    New Loader: thank you!

    My Broadway was made in 1960. That's almost as old as me!

    LA
     
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    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    I stand corrected, I went back and read Ned Schwing's "The Browning Superposed"... according to Schwing, the BroadWay was introduced for 1961 in 12 gauge limited to 32". In 1964 it was offered in the 30" (which I have) and for other barrel lengths as well as the 20 gauge.

    If you have a 1960, Schwing may be off a year and you have a little piece of BroadWay history!

    Jay
     
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    Grea info, New Loader. Thanks.

    jwells: I was told that salt wood was used in some of the guns manufactured in the early '70s.
     
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    Grea info, New Loader. Thanks.

    jwells: I was told that salt wood was used in some of the guns manufactured in the early '70s.
     
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    In the serial # the number following the "S" denotes the year of manufacture. A single number denotes the "Fifty's" and the double numbers are the "Sixty's"
    Ex. S5=1955...S63=1963 I'm not really sure when they started producing the Broadway but I have owned a '64 & a '67.

    Big Jack
     
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    Wasn't salt curing used for wood blanks that were for higher grades also? If I recall, I think they started using salt in late 60s?! ('68-69?)

    Jay
     
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