B-78 High Power Rifle
The production of the B-78 High Power rifle began in 1973. In 1976 the was a "Bi-Centennial Model" was produced. The B-78 was discontinued in 1982.
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.
|Historic Information||Serial Number Info|
|1973-75||In 1969 Browning started using two
digits for the date of manufacture:
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This was preceded by the serial number beginning with 1000 for each year.
Example: 100073W = A 1973 B-78 high power rifle with a serial number of 1000.
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|1976-1982||In 1976 Browning standardized its
serial number identification which it followed until 1998. Also in 1976 Browning releases
a "Bi-Centennial Model" with the code: 1776
This would be an B-78 High Power rifle, manufactured in 1976 with the serial number 01001.