The number represents the last digit in the year (only from 1958 through 1967) it was manufactured.
For example, a Sweet 16 with a serial number of 2G87,908 would mean it was manufactured in 1962.
For guns made after World War II, serial numbers or a combination of letters and numbers will aim you to the manufacturing year.
Look closely at your gun to make sure it is a Sweet 16, 16-gauge shotgun and not a standard 16-gauge shotgun.
The Browning Auto-5 semiautomatic shotgun began production in 1902, and they were made until 1999 when the "Final Tribute" was produced.
The Browning Auto-5 Sweet 16 lightweight, 16-gauge shotgun, began production in 1937 and it ran through 1992.
And Sweet 16 guns made in 1957 will have the letter "G," followed by a number from 23,0001 to 85,000.
Identify the year your Sweet 16 shotgun was made from 1958 through 1967.
Her work has been published by the "Western Herald," Detroit WDIV, USAToday and other print, broadcast and online publications.Now that you've verified that you have a Sweet 16, rather than a standard 16-gauge shotgun, follow the rest of the steps to find when it was manufactured. Engraved on the bottom of the receiver will be the serial number.If the gun is very old and engravings hard to read, locate your owner's manual to find your Browning serial number.Identify Sweet 16 shotguns that were manufactured in the early 1950s: Sweet 16s made in 1950 will have serial number between 285,001 and 315,000.Guns made in 1951 will have a serial number from 315,001 to 346,000.