The production of the Recoilless Shotgun began in 1993. This shotgun ceased production in 1995. There were two lengths: 27" and 30" models.

To locate where your serial number is located, you will need to refer to your owner's manual.

Historic Information (1993-1995) Serial Number Info

In 1975 Browning standardized its serial number identification which it followed until 1998.

  1. Serial Number beginning with 01001 at the start of each year.
  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. Recoilless Type: 869=Recoilless Trap Shotgun

Serial Number Example:


This would be an Recoilless Trap shotgun, manufactured in 1993 with the serial number 01001.