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architorture23
PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:53 pm  Reply with quote



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I got this barrel with a 50's Sweet 16 I bought awhile back. Flipped the Sweet and kept the barrel but I really don't need it.

It's a plain barrel, bead front sight, 25.5", choked Mod, from a standard weight gun. The ejector slides, meaning it has been converted from 2 9/16" to 2 3/4".

Condition is to be expected... rust blue at maybe 50% but bore is in very good shape.

I'm not really positive on what to ask for it but let's start at $250, shipped CONUS, and if you feel strongly about it, shoot me a message and we can talk about it.









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rudolph31
PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:41 pm  Reply with quote
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Very interesting. That's a 1909 serial number, but other features on the barrel date it between 1924 to 1929. Those serial numbers range from 28,401 to 82,750. If you could provide a picture of the proof marks maybe the date code will be visible.


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architorture23
PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:12 pm  Reply with quote



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Hey Rudolph, nice to see you're here as well as the Browning forum.

This barrel has what looks to be a cursive G which would mean 1928. It also has both an F* (by the choke designation) and an H* (near the Liege proof and the 16/65.)

The F*, if it's the proof controller, would work with 1928. The H* started in 1938.

It definitely doesn't say St Louis, so it's pre-1929.

I'm not too hung up on what year it was made... we all know Browning serial numbers were dodgy in the early days. Thanks for your help though.



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skeettx
PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:01 am  Reply with quote
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If that is a g , it is 1928

http://damascus-barrels.com/Belgian_All_Proofmarks.html

My GECO 16 is f or 1927 Smile


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rudolph31
PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:31 am  Reply with quote
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Strange barrel for sure. In addition to the serial number, it has 2 controller codes. By the way, I never put much faith in those as the list is far from complete. My 1903 has a */J and I've seen pictures of 1904 guns with a */T.

Good luck with the sale. If it was cylinder bore I might have been interested as I get tired of loading spreader shells.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:19 pm  Reply with quote



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rudolph31 wrote:
Strange barrel for sure. In addition to the serial number, it has 2 controller codes. By the way, I never put much faith in those as the list is far from complete. My 1903 has a */J and I've seen pictures of 1904 guns with a */T.

Good luck with the sale. If it was cylinder bore I might have been interested as I get tired of loading spreader shells.


why do you want a cyl bore? My 1929 A5 has one and am trying to figure out the best use for it.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:56 pm  Reply with quote
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