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B-2000 Automatic Shotgun

The production of the B-2000 Automatic Shotgun began in late 1973. Production ceased in 1980.

To locate 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
1974-1975 1968 started using two digits for the date of manufacture which was followed by a one digit code that identified the type of B-2000.
D=20 gauge
C=12 gauge
Example: 00001C47 = A 1974 B-2000 12 ga. shotgun with a serial number of 00001
D=20 gauge
C=12 gauge
1976-1980 In 1976 Browning re-standardized its serial number identification. The B-2000 was discontinued in 1980.
1. B-2000 Type 611=12 ga. & Mag. 12 ga.
631=20ga. & Mag. 20 ga.
641=Trap 12 ga.
6B1=Skeet 12 ga.
6B2=Skeet 20 ga.
2. Date of Manufacture
is a two digit code
3. Serial Number
beginning with 01001
at the start of each year.
Number Example:


This would be an B-2000 Trap 12 ga.,manufactured in 1976 with the serial number 01001.

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