There appears to be a roman numeral V on the seat tube. I believe this equates to what Browning called "Grade V" which was their best model. These Grade V models came in Sierra Gold and Midnight Black colors. The ad for them, in 1973 BIKE WORLD, says, ".......the frame is lightweight Belgian steel with brazed steel lugs." $239.50. The Grade I was $119.50 and the Grade III was $167.50. They apparently skipped grades II and IV.
Long Valley, NJ
> This very large 25" framed bicycle is sitting with less than 2 days to go, no
> bids at $75 with a buy it now of $95. I recall some discussion about
> Browning bicycles on the list. While I have a listing in the Used Bike Buyers Guide
> that speculates they may have been made by the Belgium gun manufacturer, this
> is the first example I've seen with decals that tell me that it may very well
> be true. If anyone has more info, pls share.
> Lou Deeter, Orlando FL