rough value of belgium browning special 12 gage auto. serial number 90013. has 1930 stamped on it. figuring 70% to 85% condition
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Thank you for using Just Answer!The Browning Auto-5 shotgun is a semi-automatic shotgun designed by John. M. Browning and was offered in both 12 and 16 gauge. Barrel lengths were 26, 28, 30, or 32 inches and had various ribs and chokes. It has a square-back action that makes it easily recognizable. It has a blued finish with a checkered walnut stock, round-knob stock.There are various versions that very in the type of rib, ornamentation, as well as quality of workmanship and the materials used. The Auto-5 was made in Belgium by FN from 1903 to 1939, Remington from 1940 to 1951, and back to FN in 1952, and finally the gun was made by Miroku in Japan from 1976 until 1999.The value of the gun depends on what grade it is (how ornate, how good the materials are) and whether it has a rib and what type of rib.Based on the supplied serial number, your gun was made in 1929/1930.Retail values (grades go up as the gun is more ornamented and made of better materials):Grade I—Plain BarrelExcellent: $600-$870Very Good: $390-$450Good: $300-$340Grade I— Solid Matte RibExcellent: $720-$960Very Good: $450-$570Good: $340-$390Grade I—Vent RibExcellent: $810-$1,050Very Good: $560-$690Good: $390-$450Grade II—Plain BarrelExcellent: $1,140-$1,710Very Good: $870-$990Good: $690-$780Grade II— Solid Matte RibExcellent: $1,380-$1,980Very Good: $910-$1,140Good: $750-$820Grade II—Vent RibExcellent: $1,590-$2,220Very Good: $990-$1,260Good: $810-$930Grade III—Plain BarrelExcellent: $2,640-$3,390Very Good: $1,920-$2,340Good: $1,315-$1,650Grade III— Solid Matte RibExcellent: $2,820-$3,660Very Good: $2,100-$2,520Good: $1,435-$1,800Grade III—Vent RibExcellent: $3,090-$4,050Very Good: $2,400-$2,760Good: $1,620-$2,040Grade IV—Plain BarrelExcellent: $4,080-$5,100Very Good: $3,060-$3,660Good: $1,980-$2,460Grade IV— Solid Matte RibExcellent: $4,500-$5,430Very Good: $3,570-$4,020Good: $2,460-$2,820Grade IV—Vent RibExcellent: $4,920-$5,880Very Good: $3,360-$3,840Good: $2,520-$2,760If the gun is very ornate, you will probably need a hands-on appraisal by someone in your area to determine the grade.I hope this helps. If you are satisfied with my answer, please click the "accept" button. Thanks!Philip
Firearms instructor, 40 years experience with firearms.
Frederick,Thank you for the positive feedback on your question about your Browning A-5. Please keep Just Answer and me in mind should you have any future firearms-related questions. If you wish to send me a question directly, you can use this web address:http://www.justanswer.com/firearms/expert-philipvancleave/(No need to respond to this post.)Philip