Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 609: L. Cortis Signed Engraved Belgian Browning .22 Auto Rifle

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Factory L. Cortis Signed and Master Engraved Belgian Browning .22 Auto Semi-Automatic Rifle with Box

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,000 - $7,000

Factory L. Cortis Signed and Master Engraved Belgian Browning .22 Auto Semi-Automatic Rifle with Box

Manufacturer: Browning Arms
Model: 22 Auto
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 22 LR
Barrel: 19 inch round
Finish: blue/coin
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 741
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 396
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in Belgium in 1968 with a beaded blade front and an adjustable folding leaf rear sight. Standard masterfully executed engraved game scenes on the coin grey receiver including a dog flushing pheasants on the left, dog flushing mallards on the right, and portrait of a dog with a rabbit in his mouth on the top. Signed "L.CORTIS" on both sides of the receiver below the scenes. Mounted in beautifully figured, fancy skip line checkered pistol grip stock and forearm. Includes original factory box.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% original blue and coin finishes, limited handling evidence, crisp engraving, and sharp checkering on the wood. The box is very good with some edge/corner wear. Mechanically excellent.



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