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A-Bolt / A-Bolt II Rifle

The production of the A-Bolt bolt action rifle began in 1985.   In 1994, Browning introduced the BOSS (Ballistic Optimizing Shooting System) and with it the A-Bolt II. The A-Bolt II Model is currently in production.

To find your serial number, you will need to refer to your owner's manual. We have most owner's manuals online. You can go to those by clicking here.

Date Historic Information Serial Number Info
1985-1993 In 1976, Browning re-standardized its serial number identification.
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. A-Bolt Type 2G7=Gold Medallion
217=Medallion
L17=Medallion Left Hand
2M7=Micro Medallion
717=Hunter
E17=Euro-Bolt
7S7=Stainless Stalker
LS7=Stainless Stalker Left Hand
7C7=Composite Stalker
Serial
Number Example:

01001PV217

This would be an A-Bolt Gold Medallion rifle,manufactured in 1985 with the serial number 01001.

1994-1998 In 1994 Browning introduced the BOSS (Ballistic Optimizing Shooting System). Along with the BOSS, Browning made changes to the A-Bolt and introduced the A-Bolt II.
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. A-Bolt II Type 3G7=Gold Medallion
317=Medallion
K17=Medallion Left-Hand
3M7=Micro Medallion
H17=Eclipse
8S7=Stainless Stalker
KS7=Stainless Stalker Left-Hand
8C7=Composite Stalker
817=Hunter
Serial
Number Example:

01001PV3G7

This would be an A-Bolt II Gold Medallion rifle, manufactured in 1985 with the serial number 01001.

1998 In 1998 Browning redid the standardization of its serial number identifications to work with its new data base program, Oracle.
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. A-Bolt II Type 351=All A-Bolt II Centerfire Rifles


Serial
Number Example:

01001NP351

This would be a A-Bolt II Rifle, manufactured in 1998 with the serial number 01001.


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