Look at the serial number of your Sweet 16 to identify the year it was manufactured from 1969 through 1976.
Sweet 16 guns manufactured in 1940 through 1946 will have the letter "A," the year of manufacture, plus a number between 229,000 and 237,000.
Identify your Sweet 16 from the late 1940s: Guns made in 1947 will have a serial number between 237,001 and 249,000.
Guns made in 1952 will have a serial number between 346,001 and 387,000.
And Sweet 16s manufactured in 1953 will have a serial number from 387,001 to 438,000.
Andrea Griffith has been writing professionally since 2005.
Her work has been published by the "Western Herald," Detroit WDIV, USAToday and other print, broadcast and online publications.The date of manufacture codes are: Z = 1, Y = 2, X = 3, W = 4, V = 5, T = 6, R = 7, P = 8, N = 9 and M = 0.A Sweet 16 shotgun made in 1976 will have the code 01001RT221, with RT representing the year 1976.Pinpointing the exact manufacturing year of early Sweet 16s is a bit difficult.This is because Browning guns made from 1903 through 1939 were simply numbered in numeric order rather than given a serial number to denote the year in which they were made.The serial numbers on these guns will also have the letter "G," followed by a number between 85,001 and 99,000.