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Old 09-15-2017, 02:44 PM
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At that price you did well.........

The "L" does not stand for Long cartridges, it stands for long rifle. I've seen at least one other make of gun of European manufacture that used the "L" to represent chambering for long rifle.

It can be confusing to those who are more used to the standard nomenclature.....

I would stick with standard velocity ammo.
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Old 09-15-2017, 03:07 PM
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Yeah, $200 Can is only about $150 US for us south of the border guys.
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Old 09-15-2017, 03:56 PM
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Thanks for the info. The longs are pretty hard to find. I did find some from a local guy who had no use for them and is giving them to me for a good price but being able to shoot Long Rifle is ideal. Just got to get to the range now.
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Old 08-23-2019, 10:36 PM
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I have one that supposedly dates to the 30's -- due to different batches of trombones that were shipped around the world the numbering is not accurate. Mine happens to have a metric threaded barrel. I purchased a fake suppressor for it and from time to time take it to the club shooting 700 fps CCI shorts -- makes me look suppressed (ha!).

Agree, it's not particularly accurate -- I limited myself to the 25 meter berm.

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How did you determine the mfg date of your Trombone? I just purchased one with Serial number = 54363 I believe it was mfg somewhere in the 1930's but is there a serial number database or book to determine the mfg date from the serial number?

Appreciate any info on how to determine MFG Date from Serial number on the FN Browning Trombones
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Old 08-25-2019, 01:29 AM
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How did you determine the mfg date of your Trombone? I just purchased one with Serial number = 54363 I believe it was mfg somewhere in the 1930's but is there a serial number database or book to determine the mfg date from the serial number?

Appreciate any info on how to determine MFG Date from Serial number on the FN Browning Trombones
Apologies for jumping in.... There is no published data on Trombone dates of
manufacture.

Some people have written to FN and have received an accurate reply.

However your rifle was made prior to the middle of the 1930's (I think).
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Old 08-26-2019, 01:52 AM
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Thumbs up Special Thanks for info Lawrence

Appreciate your assistance.

With Averaging 3650 FN Trombones built per year on average I estimated using Microsoft Excel seeing that MFG started in October 1922.....My guestimate was Late 1937. But I appreciate your expertise and answer very much. Stanley
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Old 08-27-2019, 04:54 PM
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Appreciate your assistance.

With Averaging 3650 FN Trombones built per year on average I estimated using Microsoft Excel seeing that MFG started in October 1922.....My guestimate was Late 1937. But I appreciate your expertise and answer very much. Stanley
The average is not accurate, up to 68xxx was made prior to the mid 1930's.

So your rifle was made before that and quite possibly 1932 or so.
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Old 09-15-2019, 05:34 AM
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Hi everyone and sorry to jump in this thread. I just saved a FN Browning Trombone from the crusher due a safety issue and a slight misfiring issue on some types of ammo. It seems to be an early model with a serial number of 13,5XX. ANY guesses on a date? It is in overal very good shape although it is missing the front sight blade and has had a cracked stock repair. Looking forward to shooting it next weekend. Any other info or advice appreciated. Also what is the trick to posting photos? Would love to share a couple. Thanks Will
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