Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1483: F. Funken Signed Browning Diana Grade Superposed Shotgun

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Factory Master Engraved and F. Funken Signed Belgian Browning Diana Grade Superposed Shotgun

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

Factory Master Engraved and F. Funken Signed Belgian Browning Diana Grade Superposed Shotgun

Manufacturer: Browning Arms
Model: Superposed
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 28 inch vent rib
Finish: blue/grey
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 526
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 248
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1952. Single steel bead sight on the matted vent rib, 2 3/4 inch chambers with automatic ejectors, standard Browning markings, and chokes marked "**-"/"**" (improved cylinder/modified). The French 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 "FFUNKEN" on both sides beneath the game scenes. Single gold washed trigger and tang mounted safety/selector switch. Beautifully figured, multi-point checkered forend with engraved fittings and round knob pistol grip stock with Browning recoil pad. Barrel and stock measurements (U/O): bores 9 inches from the breech measured at .726/.727 inches; choke constriction .006/.014 inches; minimum wall thickness .047/.045 inches; 1 1/2 inch drop at comb; 2 3/8 inch drop at heel; 13 11/16 inch length of pull; weight 7 lbs 11 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 99% original blue and grey finishes, some light oil discoloration on the action, and minor handling evidence. The wood is also excellent showing a few minor marks and sharp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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