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The serial number of a Browning firearm is usually found on the gun's receiver, but that location depends on the model number and make of the gun.
They represent the following: RV - 1975, RT - 1976, RR - 1977, RP - 1978, RN - 1979, PM - 1980, PZ - 1981, PY - 1982, PX - 1983, PW - 1984, PV - 1985, PT -1986, PR - 1987, PP - 1988, PN - 1989, NM - 1990, NZ - 1991, NY - 1992, NX - 1993, NW - 1994, NV - 1995, NT - 1996, NR - 1997, NP - 1998, NN - 1999, MM - 2000, MZ - 2001, MY - 2002, MX - 2003, MW - 2004, MV - 2005, MU - 2006, MT - 2007, and MS - 2008. guns and last on Japanese mfg.), both where and when the specimen was made can easily be determined (i.e.
Since most Brownings use a 3-digit model identification code (appearing first on European or U.
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BROWNING SERIALIZATION In addition to the Belgian Browning serialization listed in the back of this text, the following codes will determine the year and origin of those guns made from 1975 to date.
The 2 letters in the middle of the serial number are the code designations for year of manufacture. 611RP2785 would be a Model B-2000 made in Belgium, and assembled in Portugal during 1978 with 2785 being the ser. The information you provided was used to properly identify the information below. This is not an appraisal for retail or wholesale purposes.Here is the information you requested about your Firearm taken from Grade I Hunting Serial number - 07883RT153Year of manufacture - 1976Estimated Value Range –see below.. The information and values in this appraisal are compiled from a variety of sources including the current editions of the Blue Book of Gun Values , my internal reference library, my network of Firearms experts across the United States, firearms auctions, and through various online sites.All information compiled in this firearm evaluation using the Blue Book of Gun Values online database and Photo Percentage Grading System is copyrighted 2015 by Blue Book Publications, Inc.and may not be used for any other purpose without written permission from the publisher.Z=1 Y=2 X=3 W=4 V=5 T=6 R=7 P=8 N=9 M=10 I have a Browning HP with the serial number 245PN******.