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Model 71, 380 Auto Pistol

The Model 71, 380 Auto pistol was introduced in 1971 and was discontinued in 1974. It is sometimes known as the Model 71.

To locate where your serial number is located, 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
1971-74 In 1969 Browning started using two digits for the date of manufacture which was followed by a four digit code that identified the type of firearm:
N=.380 Auto Pistol with adjustable sight
This was then followed by the serial number beginning with 1000.
Example: 71N1000 = A 1971 380 Auto Pistol with adjustable sight with a serial number of 1000.
N=. 380 Auto Pistol with adjustable sight

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