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I just inherited a Browning 20-ga over under shotgun from my family's estate in Virginia and I am trying to figure out what type it was an when it was made--

Serial number is: 48975V8
Made in Belgium, plastic heel

On one side of barrel it says:
- Special steel 20-GA shells 2 3/4" AND 3"

Patents are a little worn but this is my best guess:
2.203.378--2.233861

Thank you for any help you can provide!
 

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Give it a shot LVR. This may be a Superposed Model. My Blue book lists your serial no. range for your model as made in 1956. Don't know what grade yours is so value is all over the place. Any fancy engraving? Worth some bucks though. Nice gun.
 

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I realize this thread is pretty old but was searching for topics on Superposed guns and thought I'd answer.

The V designates 20 ga. - The 8 designates year of manufacture. In this case this alpha-numeric date code came from the 60's.

So you have a 20 ga. number 48975 made in 1968 and from the engraving pattern on the receiver, it is a Grade I Superposed.
 
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