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Gold Semi-Automatic Shotgun

The production of the Gold semi-automatic shotgun began in 1993. 12 gauge models are no longer in production. The Gold 10 gauge version is still 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
1993-1997 In 1976 Browning standardized its serial number identification which it followed until 1998. The Gold 10ga. went into production in 1993. This gun is produced in Japan and uses the following serial number configuration 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. Gold 10 ga. Type R91=Gold 10 ga.
Gold 10 ga. Serial
Number Example:

01001NX191

This would be a Gold 10 ga., manufactured in 1993 with the serial number 01001.

1994-1997 The Gold family of 12 and 20 ga. shotguns was introduced in 1994. They were produced in Belgium and used the following serial number configuration until 1998.
1. Gold Type F51=Gold 12 ga. Hunter
FT1= Gold 12 ga. Sporting Clays
F61=Gold 20 ga. Hunter
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.
 
Gold 12 & 20 ga.
Serial Number Example:

F51NW01001

This would be a Gold 12 ga. Hunter, manufactured in 1994 with the serial number 01001.

1998 In 1998 Browning restructured the standardization of its serial number identifications. This is followed to the present day. With the Gold 10 ga. being manufactured in Japan, its serial number configuration is:
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. Gold 10 ga. Type 112=Hunter and Stalker

 

Gold 10 ga. Serial
Number Example:

01001NP112

This would be a Gold Hunter or Stalker, manufactured in 1998 with the serial number 01001.

1998 In 1998 Browning redid the standardization of its serial number identifications. This is followed to the present day. The serial number configuration for the Gold 12 and 20 ga. shotgun is:
1. Gold 12 & 20 ga. Type 113=Gold 12 ga.
114=Gold 20 ga.
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.
 

 

Gold 12 & 20  ga. Serial Number Example:

113NP01001

This would be a Gold 12 ga., manufactured in 1998 with the serial number 1000.


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