How good is a Browning B25?

Initial impressions are very good. It is pleasantly proportioned, having been built on a reinforced 20-bore action. The Browning 20 has always struck me as a most elegant little gun and, if anything, the new 16 is even better. It has that indefinable quality of looking and feeling “right”.

Where is the Browning B25 made?

Every Browning shotgun tells a tale of industrial history. It was designed by an American gunmaking genius but is now manufactured in Belgium – except when it’s made in Japan.

What is a Browning B25?

First manufactured by Fabrique Nationale d’Herstal in 1925, the B25 was the world’s first successful over and under shotgun. It was the result of Browning’s creative genius and experience combined with more than 400 years of manufacturing expertise.

When was Browning made in Belgium?

In frustration, Browning took his revolutionary design to FN in Belgium, who had already produced the Browning-designed pistol. The new shotgun began production in Belgium in 1902.

Is Browning made in USA?

Most Browning guns were made in Belgium by Fabrique Nationale (FN) until the mid 1970s when some production was shifted to Miroku in Japan. Today’s Browning firearms are made in either Belgium, Portugal, Japan or in the United States. The original Browning & Brothers store in Ogden, Utah.

What kind of gun is the Browning B25?

Browning Custom B25 shotgun: Browning B25s have always been popular both as game and clay shooting guns in Britain. They helped to establish the dominance of the stack-barrelled gun here, and have been much copied, not least by the firm of BC Miroku.

How much does a B2G Browning shotgun cost?

> The sky’s the limit for a bespoke new gun. An off-the-shelf B2G is around £7,000, with good second-hand examples from £3,900 upwards. > The UK importers prefer contact to be made through the extensive Browning dealership network.

When did John Browning invent the over and under shotgun?

I recently read somewhere that John Moses Browning invented the over-and-under shotgun. He certainly did not, but his famous B25 became one of the world’s most enduring designs. Browning filed his first patents on the gun in 1923 and 1924, but he never did get to fire a production version.

Who was the manufacturer of the Browning Auto 5?

Browning approached Fabrique Nationale (FN), who was already producing not only Browning’s Auto 5, but was weighted down with military contracts. The two parties met several times to no avail, price being the major obstacle. Speculation surfaced that Browning went elsewhere to get FN to agree to previously rejected terms.