Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 354: Double Signed Engraved Browning Superposed Midas Grade Shotgun

Auction Date: May 14, 2021

Master Engraved, Gold Inlaid, Bodson and Florent Double Signed Belgian Browning Superposed Midas Grade 20 Gauge Shotgun with Case

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

Master Engraved, Gold Inlaid, Bodson and Florent Double Signed Belgian Browning Superposed Midas Grade 20 Gauge Shotgun with Case

Manufacturer: Browning Arms
Model: Superposed
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 20
Barrel: 28 inch vent rib
Finish: blue/gold
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1336
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 275
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1975. 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 action is a fine blue finish 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 left side of the receiver is double signed by two factory Master Engravers, on the bottom toward the rear is the signature "J.M.FLORENT" and below the pheasants it is signed "M.BODSON". 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 full pistol grip stock with skip line checkering, engraved fittings, wooden grip cap with inlaid contrasting triangle, matching checkering on the bare butt. Includes a factory takedown case. Stock measurements: drop at comb 1 1/2 inches; drop at heel 1 5/16 inches; length of pull 14 5/8 inches.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original finishes, limited handling evidence, and sharp grip checkering. The case is also excellent. Mechanically excellent.



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