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Old 03-02-2014, 09:30 PM
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I have a book entitled Browning Belgium Sporting Firearms, 1903 to 1994 by Max Eastman. He has a table of serial numbers for the trombones.

Fungus 143,1XX was built in 1972.
Camsters 144,xxx was also 1972.
Just 22s 31,xxx was built in 1930.

This book covers all the old Belgian Browning models and I will keep it next to the computer if anyone has any requests.
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Old 03-03-2014, 03:25 AM
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Trombone Age

G'Day Old 39
I have been a long term visitor to this forum but the news that you may be able to date my Trombones has promoted me to register.

I have 2 Trombones myself one of which has the serial # 94376.

I would appreciate it if you were able to tell me the year it was manufactured!

I don't recall the number on the other one at the moment but will supply it when I get home in a few days.

My brother also has 2 of them. One of which was our Fathers only firearm.

I would love to find out their age as well in the near future.

Thank you in advance for any information you can supply.

Regards

Steve
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:17 AM
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Old 39, thanks for the info.
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Old 03-03-2014, 04:44 PM
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Trombone 94376 was built in 1959. Is the tang behind the trigger guard rounded or square and is the stock in good condition? Apparently the square tangs lead to stock breakage and, as I have said, I have seen many a trombone with a cracked stock.
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Old 03-03-2014, 05:07 PM
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My trombone is dated 98, 2XX. I'd appreciate a build date as per your text.

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Old 03-03-2014, 05:17 PM
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Old 39
Thanks very much for your reply. I've been interested in dating these rifles for years and had no success.
I'm away working at the moment and don't have access to either of my Trombones but from memory both have the rounded tang.
Both stocks are also in good condition with the 1959 model being the pick of them.
The other one, which I will forward the number of to you, has the factory grooved receiver to which I have attached a steel 2X weaver.
Again, thanks for you help.

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Steve
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Old 03-03-2014, 05:53 PM
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Hello Old 39:
Thank you for the offer to look up our s/n's.
My one and only Browning Trombone has s/n 84909. I would love to find out what the mfg date is, if you would be so kind. The lower tang is rounded.
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Old 01-14-2015, 07:07 PM
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Hello old 39,
can you give me the information for serial #74616?
Thank you very much!
Wade
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Old 01-15-2015, 01:56 AM
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Trombone serial number

If there are no letter designations on the serial number, then it is most likely an FN Trombone on the Browning Patent. I believe all of the Browning Trombones had an alpha designation. At least the ones of which I am aware. I have an FN Trombone that bears serial number 141487 manufactured in the mid 60's-I believe about 1968 which was when it was purchased by the original owner and imported in to the US. Yours would definitely be prior to that year but not knowing annual production numbers would make it difficult to date.
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Old 01-23-2015, 01:33 PM
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Hi, im from Argentina, Ive been looking for the year of manufacture o f my FN Browning Trombone N 737XX. If you can provide me this information i will be grateful!


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Old 01-23-2015, 01:37 PM
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A few days newer than gunguypetes!
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Old 01-23-2015, 02:03 PM
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By reading the posts i guess it was manufactured between 1935 and 1950.
My rifle has not scope grooves so would be made before 1950.
appreciate more accurate information.
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Old 01-23-2015, 04:17 PM
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I've inherited a trombone from my dad and it was his fathers.
From what I've read in this thread I think its about 1928 or so.
#24917

Its got a lot of patina but no rust. It needs a good cleaning.
Any idea what its worth? I can take pictures if that helps.

Thanks
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Old 08-14-2015, 05:03 PM
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Browning Trombone

I recently inherited a Browning Trombone and am curious as to what year it was made
Serial # is 14722
Any insight would be appreciated
Also are parts available for these ? Stock and forestock ?
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Old 08-14-2015, 05:23 PM
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I recently inherited a Browning Trombone and am curious as to what year it was made
Serial # is 14722
Any insight would be appreciated
Also are parts available for these ? Stock and forestock ?
Welcome.
You can only interpolate from guns mentioned in this thread with a known history.Early 1920s probably.
Sorry,I am unaware of a source for parts or wood..
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