Dating browning shotguns

According to the seller "This one has the red stag & antalope ad in the 60's..." He is asking 00. First off, what you are looking at is a Belgian made BAR GRII (sometimes referred to as "full Belgium guns").It looks to me that it was made in 1967 (M 7 means manufactured in 1967, best I know) I happen to own a 1968 marked in the same manner and had a 1969 as well (both GRIIs).But perhaps these pages can help you somewhat in your research.(Please remember that this information is a compilation over time -- collected from secondhand information. We reserve the right to make changes at any time and make no claims as to accuracy.So you know, a 1967 GRII is a 1st year of production for the GRIIs, although I believe standard grade BARS began production in 1966.If it is in excellent condition, that rifle has retained excellent value.Available calibers were .32 New Police, .38 New Police or .38 Special. Second variation grips were made of plastic from 1947 to 1954 and wood grips were used thereafter. 3) Third variation Detective Specials were manufactured from 1973 to 1986 in .38 Special only.

It isn't seeming to fit what I was given as a serial number..anyone here help?

The gun also came with the extra after-market real mother of pearl grips it's wearing, which did have some influence on my purchase.

Sold on their own, the grips might bring 0-0, but technically I might have paid the same price for this gun without them.

They use these documents as a reference and the documents should be limited to that use.

Click the image below to download the PDF document containing the serial number date-range information on many Winchester firearms.