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Auction Date: September 10, 2011

Lot 1661: Browning Arms - Pigeon Grade

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Excellent Belgian Browning Broadway Trap Pigeon Grade Superposed Shotgun
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,750
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Serial #Browning Arms - Pigeon Grade ManufacturerBrowning Arms ModelPigeon Grade
TypeShotgun Gauge12 Catalog Page118
Barrel28 Inch Vent Rib FinishBlue/coin Grip
Stockwalnut ClassModern Long Gun RatingSee Condition
DescriptionManufactured in Belgium in 1963, this superposed shotgun features a broad matte vent rib with dual ivory bead sights, 2 3/4 inch chambers, chokes marked full/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 in flight 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", long tang and mounted with a high gloss checkered walnut forearm and pistol grip stock with solid Decelerator recoil pad. Length of pull is 14 1/8 inches.

ConditionVery fine as professionally refinished. The shotgun retains 99% plus blue and coin finish with a few minor dings and handling marks. The wood is very fine with several minor dings and scratches on the stock and a few minor dings on the forearm, with crisp checkering. The engraving and markings are clear and crisp. Mechanically excellent.
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