I have a love for all things old. I’m my gun safe are several relics from yesterday. None of which get to enjoy retirement in their old age, in the comfort of said gun safe. Last week while on one of my too many trips to pawn shops and Junk stores I ran across a Browning A5 with a 4 digit serial number. I know it’s old due to the low serial number. It was sitting in a group of lesser guns looking out of place and asked me to please get it out of there. So a discussion was had and consequently a deal was struck, adoption became final after the paper work was filled out. The serial number is H2893 with the FN above it in the oval circle. Now it is sitting next to the Light 12 made in 1963 and the Mausers that have been rechambered to modern calibers. I looked on a few websites but couldn’t definitively find a block of serial numbers that spoke to its number. The best I could come up with is that it was produced between 1920 and 1929. It’s not that important however except I like to break out Tom’s antique roadshow with my hunting buddies every season with a little history about each newly acquired piece.