Mike, thank you so much for your replies. Out of curiosity, why does this receiver not have the serial stamped on the bottom near the loading gate and only on the side? All the others I have looked at online have the serial in the bottom location on the receiver where mine is blank. I also seem to have a rougher material on the top of my receiver whereas all the others seem to be smooth in appearance.
I'm reading that link right now. Thank you for all your help.
Joined: 11 Dec 2015
Location: Upstate, SC
My opinion is that you have a very early 16 Ga receiver that someone has added a later generation 16ga barrel to, to "build" a working gun. The receiver has too many screws for a 1958 model. The punch hole on the left side is also of the early "enlarged" variety. The trigger blade shape looks like an early model as well.
The Remington made Brownings had the serial number on the side. 16's had an "A" prefix, 12's a "B" and 20's a"C". The lock screws, shape and frosted top of the receiver are pure Remington. Most FN parts will not fit.
Haha guys, I'm beyond lost on this now I'm just trying to find out a good price for it to sell it out of my shop but I also love learning about older guns. I'll stick it in my back room for now and keep researching it further.
Yes! That looks just like what I have. Same serial location and same rougher looking top of the receiver. Now that I know what I'm looking at, I can dive further into researching this shotgun. Thank you so much
Joined: 15 Feb 2016
Location: Columbus, KS
I can't seem to find a date that matches the serial number on my Sweet Sixteen. The serial number is S 94300.
I believe the 94300 puts it at 1958. From what I've read, the 'S' means Sweet Sixteen but doesn't correlate to the 1958 lettering system. Am I making this too difficult? Is it a 1958.
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