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B-80 Automatic Shotgun

The production of the B-80 Automatic Shotgun began in 1981. Production ceased in 1988.

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
1981-1988 In 1976 Browning re-standardized its serial number identification. The B-80 went out of production in 1987
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. B-80 Type 451=B-80 12 ga. 3" Magnum


Serial
Number Example:

01001PM451

This would be a B-80 12 ga. 3" Magnum, manufactured in 1980 with the serial number 01001.


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