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toad67
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Posted - 02/11/2018 :  4:22:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a newer made model 12 in 20 gauge with a serial number of mt0747 that was made in Japan and imported to New Haven. In looking up the dom, I can find all of the ending numbers and the y prefix ones, but none with an mt prefix. Any help would be appreciated. It is a Winchester, and not a Browning reproduction..Thanks.

rufe-snow
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Posted - 02/11/2018 :  4:41:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My WAG. Although it's sold as a Winchester. It's made in Japan, by the same folks making Browning shotguns. Because of this they are using the Browning 2 letter dating system, as a prefix to the actual serial number.


"MT" = 2006

Being that 2006, was the last year that USRA was in business in New Haven. Selling Winchester branded firearms. Might have some thing to do, with varant serial number?

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toad67
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Posted - 02/11/2018 :  5:49:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rufe-snow

My WAG. Although it's sold as a Winchester. It's made in Japan, by the same folks making Browning shotguns. Because of this they are using the Browning 2 letter dating system, as a prefix to the actual serial number.


"MT" = 2006

Being that 2006, was the last year that USRA was in business in New Haven. Selling Winchester branded firearms. Might have some thing to do, with varant serial number?



That makes sense..I mentioned that it was not a Browning, but I never thought to look that up..Thanks, that's what I'll go with.

Todd

After doing some reading, the Browning grade 1 20 gauges were introduced in 88, and done in 90...so huh..

Edited by - toad67 on 02/11/2018 8:38:57 PM
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