Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1416: Angelo Bee Belgian Browning Superposed Midas Grade Style Shotgun

Auction Date: September 11, 2021

Master Engraved Gold Inlaid Angelo Bee Signed Belgian Browning Superposed Midas Grade Style 28 Gauge Shotgun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $8,000 - $12,000

Master Engraved Gold Inlaid Angelo Bee Signed Belgian Browning Superposed Midas Grade Style 28 Gauge Shotgun

Manufacturer: Browning Arms
Model: Superposed
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 28
Barrel: 28 inch vent rib
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: highly figured checkered
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 342
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1970. Single white bead sight on the matte vent rib barrels with standard markings, 2 3/4 inch chambers with automatic ejectors, light scroll engraving at the breech end, and skeet/skeet (**$/**$) chokes. The action is a fine blue finish with full coverage scroll engraving on punch dot background surrounding scenes of game birds with quail on the right, grouse on the left, and a single smaller bird on the underside. The birds are rendered in fine semi-relief gold inlay with gold inlaid borders. Both sides of the receiver are signed "ABEE". The trigger guard and tangs are engraved with matching scroll and checker board patterns. Highly figured fancy grade walnut forearm and round knob pistol grip stock with engraved fittings, fancy scroll borders, and Browning plastic buttplate. Stock measurements are: drop at comb 1 1/2 inches; drop at heel 2 1/8 inches; length of pull 14 1/4 inches.

Rating Definition:

Exceptionally fine overall as Angelo Bee embellished with 99% bright factory quality blue finish, scattered light handling marks, sharp engraving, and complete gold inlays. The upgraded wood is fine with a short hairline stress crack at the upper tang (left side), a few small scattered dings, bold, dark figure, and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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