Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3646: Janssens Engraved Browning Superposed Diana Grade Shotgun

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

Outstanding Factory W. Janssens Engraved Belgian Browning Superposed Diana Grade Broadway Trap Over/Under Shotgun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,000

Outstanding Factory W. Janssens Engraved Belgian Browning Superposed Diana Grade Broadway Trap Over/Under Shotgun

Manufacturer: Browning Arms
Model: Superposed
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 32 inch vent rib
Finish: blue/coin
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 619
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 312
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1970. Dual white bead sights on the matted Broadway Trap vent rib, standard markings on the barrels, 2 3/4 inch chambers with automatic ejectors, standard Browning markings, and chokes marked "**"/"*" (modified/full). The coin grey receiver is engraved in the Diana Grade pattern with flowing scroll designs surrounding mallards in a marsh on the right, a covey of pheasant in a wooded scene on the left, a pair of quail on the trigger plate, and a pair of rabbits on the trigger guard. The receiver is signed "W. JANSSENS" on both sides beneath the game scenes. Single gold washed trigger and tang mounted safety/selector switch. Beautifully figured, fancy multi-point checkered trap style forend with engraved fittings and pistol grip stock with Pachmayr Old English recoil pad. Barrel and stock measurements (U/O): bores 9 inches from the breech measured at .723/.725 inches; choke constriction .016/.036 inches; minimum wall thickness .036/.036 inches; 1 1/2 inch drop at comb; 1 3/8 inch drop at heel; 13 3/4 inch length of pull; weight 9 lbs.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 99% plus original blue and coin finishes with only limited handling evidence. The wood is very fine with some crazing of the varnish rear of the trigger, minor chipping at the pistol grip, and sharp checkering. The butt pad is a replacement. Mechanically excellent.



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