Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1484: Risack Signed Browning 20 Gauge Pointer Grade Superposed Shotgun

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Factory Master Engraved and R. Risack Signed Belgian Browning 20 Gauge Pointer Grade Superposed Shotgun

Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000

Factory Master Engraved and R. Risack Signed Belgian Browning 20 Gauge Pointer Grade Superposed Shotgun

Manufacturer: Browning Arms
Model: Superposed
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 20
Barrel: 28 inch round
Finish: blue/grey
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 804
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 248
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1961. Single steel bead sight on the matte vent rib, standard markings on the barrels, 3 inch chambers with automatic ejectors, and chokes marked "$**"/"**-" (skeet/improved cylinder). The French gray action is engraved in the Pointer Grade pattern with flowing scroll designs surrounding a pointer and pheasant on the right, a setter and mallard on the left, a pair of quail on the trigger plate, and a pair of pheasants on the trigger guard. Both sides are signed "R. RISACK" beneath the scenes. Single gold washed trigger and tang mounted safety/selector switch. Nicely figured, multi-point checkered forearm with engraved fittings and round knob pistol grip stock with Browning buttplate. Barrel and stock measurements (U/O): bore diameter 9 inches from breech .613/.615 inches; choke constriction .004/.021 inches; minimum wall thickness .034/.032 inches; 1 7/16 inch drop at comb; 2 inch drop at heel; 14 1/4 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs 2 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 99% original blue and grey finishes, minor handling evidence, and some areas of slight discoloration on the action. The wood is also excellent, showing only minor marks, some wear to the buttplate, and sharp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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