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Browning A-500 History

The A-500R shotgun was introduced in 1987 and discontinued in 1993. It was a short recoil operated model.

The A-500G shotgun was introduced in 1990 and discontinued in 1993. This was a gas-operated model.

Date Historic Information Serial Number Info
1987-1993 In 1976 Browning standardized its serial number identification which it followed until 1998.
 
1. A-500R Type
    A-500G Type
751=A-500R
351=A-500G
2. Date of Manufacture
is a two digit code
Z=1
Y=2
X=3
W=4
V=5
T=6
R=7
P=8
N=9
M=0
3. Serial Number
beginning with 01001
at the start of each year.
 
A-500 R
Serial
Number Example:

751PR01001

This would be an A-500R shotgun, manufactured in 1987 with the serial number 01001

A-500G
Serial
Number Example:

351NM01001

This would be an A-500G shotgun, manufactured in 1990 with the serial number 01001




 

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