G=light weightin 1969 browning started using two digits for m-standard weight 76 the date of manufacture which was followed by g=light weight a four digit code that identified the type of auto-5: m=standard weight g=light weight this was then followed by the serial number beginning with 1000 8g=light weight for 1958 shotgun with a serial.
My father has a belgian browning hi-power 9mm sn is 39xxx haven't had much luck searching online for dating info the browning site shows sn's starting at 70000 when it was introduced in 1954. Dating browning firearms post 1958 manufacture 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.
I see lots of descriptions for this gun, and the owners are giving specific years for which their gun was made prior to 1939 (ie 1931, 1933, etc) the condition is good with much of the original bluing still present, though worn. Gun parts / browning / rifle parts / browning bar browning bar click for more information all parts listed in this category bar type 1 & type 2 rifles manufactured prior to 1993 for assistance in dating the production year & type of your bar please click on the bar history link below browning bar information.
So i am assuming that the date of this gun is 2000 if anyone has the correct answer please come forward poacherjoe, aug 23, 2016 #1 arcticfire ts browning cituri 725 introdction date, browning invector dates of manufacture, citori mfg date, date browning citori, production dates browning citori shotgun. After consulting with jeff mull, i found that this gun was made in 1958 which happens to be the first year that the a5 magnums (which is what this gun is) were made top post subject: re: find your browning manufacture date.
Browning semi-automatic five shotgun (a-5) fn production began at serial number 1 in 1902 prior to 1924, few serial records remain post 1958 manufacture dates. Browning machine guns are a family of machine gun designs by john browning, a prolific weapon designer these include: m1895 colt–browning machine gun, based on a design dating to 1889, was the first successful gas-operated machine gun to enter service.