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Superposed date of manufacture?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Steve W, Nov 21, 2009.

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  1. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    S5 suffix on 12 ga Superposed should be 1965. Browning salt wood problem started in late '66.
     
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    12 ga. Superposed ser. # started from No. 1 again in 1962. If your Broadway has "S" suffix, it's after 1962.

    And "S5" is 1965.
     
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    Please correct me if I'm wrong but I always thought the single number denoted the fiftys and the sixtys all were two numbers ex. S61,S62,S63 ect. My Broadway was marked "S65"

    Big Jack
     
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    Jack, I think your 12 Ga Superposed might be marked S69 ?
     
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    The Browning chart is indeed, mis-printed.

    1963-1968 From 1962 serial numbers were followed by the date of manufacture.
    2S=12 gauge for the year 1962.

    Example: 6556S2 = A 1962 Superposed 12 ga. shotgun with serial number 6556. S=12 gauge

    1969-1975 1969 started using two digits for the date of manufacture:
    S=12 gauge

    This was then preceded by the serial number beginning with 1000.
    Example: 1000S69 = A 1969 Superposed 12 ga.. shotgun with a serial number of 1000.

    an S5 is indeed a 1965 model.
     
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    Your right Steve, one of my Brownings was S69..another was s65, another was s5
    You've been looking!

    Big Jack
     
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    Jack, I wasn't looking, trust me. :)

    I think you have two S69 & one S5. There're no S65 to my knowledge.
     
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    So if the number on my gun is s72852 its a 1972 manufacture? Jim
     
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