I have a 325 and have been told time and again that mine is the heavy barreled, choke tubed "American" version. When speaking with Browning several years ago I asked about "American" vs. "European" and was told that they only made one version. Don't know about fixed choke models but I would be surprised as it was built as a sporting clays gun which would normally have chokes.
Good luck and let us know if the above is incorrect.
I had one of these guns in the early 90s. It had 32 inch barrels that were not backbored and had Invector (not Plus) chokes. Unfortunately, I got carried away with the backbored barrels craze at that time that I traded it in for a 32 inch 325 with invector plus chokes. I believe this version of the 325 was imported by British Sporting Arms in New York state. JM
I wasn't aware of that. I got mine in the early 90's as well. As a matter of fact it was a prize at the California State Shoot and they had just come out. Browning told me that they only produced one versioin of the gun and that had porting and Inv+ chokes as mine does. I had heard that they originally built the gun for the UK market and then brought it into the US. Does British Sporting Arms still exist? If they do I would like to call them and find out once and for all just what the truth is. This discussion comes up every 3-4 years and I am always amazed at the information that pops up.
Thanks for the info, I will call them just to get information. 5141 are the barrels different thichness? I was told the "european version" had thinner barrel walls because "european" shooters liked quicker guns. The guy that told me that is considered by many who know him to be full of s... most of the time but very creative if given an opportunity and a little factual information.