Dating browning bar

dating browning bar

How do you date a Browning BAR?

If you go to Brownings website, you can date your Bar, except for the years 67 to 69. The first couple of years of manufacturing, they used a different sequence in the serial numbering process Try the National Rifle Association website.

How to tell what year a Browning BAR was made?

The serial numbers on the Belgian made guns had a letter stamp and then the year of manufacture which became 2 digit after 1969. My gun has M9 at the end and was made in 1969. Yours with the M70 indicates 1970. I just purchased a Browning BAR and the SN is on the barrel.

What is a Browning BAR?

The Browning BAR is a gas-operated, semi-automatic rifle produced by the Browning Arms Company in Belgium. The rifle loads from a detachable box magazine.

What is the Browning serial number dating system?

This dating system is for Browning firearms manufactured after 1958. Most early Browning serial numbers contained no date or model information and can not be dated using this system.

How do you date a Browning gun?

Anyway, you can date a gun per the serial no. at Browning.com, Made in Belgium will be stamped on the barrel. Here is the kicker, lots were made in Belgium but assembled in Portugal so they will say made in Belgium Assembled in Portugal and the like.

How to tell what year a Browning BAR was made?

The serial numbers on the Belgian made guns had a letter stamp and then the year of manufacture which became 2 digit after 1969. My gun has M9 at the end and was made in 1969. Yours with the M70 indicates 1970. I just purchased a Browning BAR and the SN is on the barrel.

What is a Browning BAR?

The Browning BAR is a gas-operated, semi-automatic rifle produced by the Browning Arms Company in Belgium. The rifle loads from a detachable box magazine.

How do you read Browning serial numbers?

Starting in 1969 Browning began the actual number using two digits for the date of manufacture, followed by an M. The number before M is the year. M=BAR High Power Rifle. This was then followed by the serial number beginning with 1000.

When did Browning start using the serial number system?

This dating system is for Browning firearms manufactured after 1958. Most early Browning serial numbers contained no date or model information and can not be dated using this system. 1958 to 1968 - The last digit of the year was used.

How do you date a Browning Model 8g12345?

Most early Browning serial numbers contained no date or model information and can not be dated using this system. 1958 to 1968 - The last digit of the year was used. (Code 8 is duplicated for 1958 and 1968.) Example: Serial number 8G12345:

How can I tell how old my Browning firearm is?

Now you can date your Browning firearm. The serial number found on your gun has the answer. This area will help you read that serial number. To find your serial number, you will need to refer to your owners manual. We have most owners manuals online.

How do I find my Browning/Miroku date code?

In the Serial number there are two letters together – This is your date code. If you don’t have this it is likely that your Gun is an earlier model. Enter your Browning/Miroku date code in the box below and click SEARCH!

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