Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3368: Engraved Gold Inlaid Belgian Browning Pintail Superposed Shotgun

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Factory Master Engraved Gold Inlaid Pirotte and Schurger Signed Belgian Browning American Pintail Limited Edition Superposed Shotgun with Case

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,000 - $8,000

Factory Master Engraved Gold Inlaid Pirotte and Schurger Signed Belgian Browning American Pintail Limited Edition Superposed Shotgun with Case

Manufacturer: Browning Arms
Model: Superposed
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 28 inch vent rib
Finish: blue/coin
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 696
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 200
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in the 1980's. Dual white bead sights on the matte vent rib barrels with standard markings, 2 3/4 inch chambers with automatic ejectors, and improved modified/full chokes. Bright French grey finished action with single gold washed trigger and sliding tang safety/selector switch. The action is fully engraved with flowing, leafy scroll patterns surrounding brilliantly gold inlaid scenes of North American pintail ducks. The underside is inscribed and gold inlaid with "AMERICAN PINTAIL 319 of 500 ANAS ACUTA". The side of the action are signed "J. PIROTTE" and "J. SCHRURGER" on the left and right respectively. Fitted with a multi-point checkered, highly figured deluxe walnut forearm and round knob pistol grip stock with skip-line checkered bare butt. Includes hardwood storage case with brass fittings. Stock measurements are: drop at comb 1 1/2 inches; drop at heel 2 3/8 inches; length of pull 14 5/16 inches.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 98% plus original blue and French grey finishes with a few spots of slight discoloration on the receiver and minimal minor handling marks. Forearm is also excellent with minimal minor handling marks and crisp checkering. Stock is very good with a small hairline crack in the left flat, otherwise minimal minor handling marks, and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. Case is excellent with minimal minor storage and handling marks and some typical high edge wear in the lining.



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