Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3367: Double Signed Browning Midas Grade Superposed Shotgun Set

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Master Engraved, Gold Inlaid, and Baerten and Vrancken Double Signed Belgian Browning Superposed Midas Grade Shotgun Two Barrel Set with Case

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $7,000 - $11,000

Master Engraved, Gold Inlaid, and Baerten and Vrancken Double Signed Belgian Browning Superposed Midas Grade Shotgun Two Barrel Set with Case

Manufacturer: Browning Arms
Model: Superposed
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 30 inch vent rib
Finish: blue/gold
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 938
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 200
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1962. Single white bead sight on the matte vent rib barrels with standard markings, light scroll engraving at the breech end, 3 inch chambers with ejectors, and modified/full "**/*" chokes. The receiver is blue with full coverage scroll engraving on punch dot background surrounding game bird scenes of a trio of pheasant on the left, three mallards on the right, and a quail on the underside. The birds are rendered in fine semi-relief gold inlay with gold inlaid borders. The receiver is double signed by two factory Master Engravers, on the bottom toward the rear on both sides is the signature "J.BAERTEN" and the left side below the mallards it is signed "L.VRANCKEN". The trigger guard and tangs are engraved with matching scroll and checker board patterns and a blank initial shield at the center of the guard. Beautifully figured fancy grade walnut forearm and round knob pistol grip stock with engraved fittings, blank inscription oval, and ventilated Browning recoil pad. Includes an extra matching set of 28 inch 20 gauge barrels with 3 inch chambers and modified/full chokes. Also included is a Browning takedown case that houses the set. Stock measurements are: drop at comb 1 1/2 inches; drop at heel 2 1/4 inches; length of pull 14 1/4 inches.

Rating Definition:

Very fine overall, retaining 99% reblued finish on the barrels with an area of cold blue on the lower barrel ahead of the forend, 99% original finish on the remaining blue and minor handling evidence. The stock is excellent with limited handling marks and sharp checkering. The extra barrel set is also excellent with some minor handling evidence. The case is very fine. Mechanically excellent.



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