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Browning Arms - Lightning

Lot 3545
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Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500
Excellent Belgium Browning Broadway Trap Pigeon Grade Lightning Superposed Shotgun
Serial # ManufacturerBrowning Arms ModelLightning
TypeShotgun Gauge12 Catalog Page298
Barrel Length32 Inch Vent Rib FinishBlue/coin Grip
Stockwalnut ClassModern Long Gun RatingSee Condition
DescriptionManufactured in Belgium in 1969, this superposed shotgun features a broad matte vent rib with dual ivory bead sights, 2 3/4 inch chambers, chokes marked full/improved modified with ejectors. Blue barrels with coin finished receiver and trigger guard. The receiver is engraved with fine scroll and floral patterns with oak leaf and acorns on top of the receiver and two pigeons on each side. The scroll pattern extends to the trigger guard, break lever, and forearm hardware. Single gold washed trigger, tang mounted safety/selector with gold "O", "U" and "S" and mounted with a high gloss checkered walnut forearm and pistol grip stock with vented Browning recoil pad. Length of pull is 14 1/2 inches.

ConditionExcellent. The barrels retain 97% original blue finish with some minor assembly wear and a series of minor scratches near the muzzles. There is some minor muzzle wear with some minor spotting in that area. The receiver retains 95% of the coin finish with some loss on the edges and on the upper tang. Overall the wood is excellent. The forearm has some minor handling marks with some minor bruising in the checkering. The buttstock has some scattered minor handling marks, a dent on the left flat, with the checkering remaining crisp overall. Mechanically excellent.
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