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Lot 703: Factory Engraved Grade III Belgium Browning Rifle

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Factory Master Engraved R. Kowalski Signed Grade III Belgian Browning Auto .22 Semi-Automatic Rifle with Case

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,750 - $4,000

Factory Master Engraved R. Kowalski Signed Grade III Belgian Browning Auto .22 Semi-Automatic Rifle with Case

Manufacturer: Browning Arms
Model: 22 Auto
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 22 LR
Barrel: 19 1/4 inch round
Finish: blue/French gray
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 599
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 399
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in Belgium in 1959. Blade front and adjustable folding leaf rear sight, with barrel tapped for scope mounting. Receiver has the Grade III engraving with hunting dog chasing game birds and is signed by Master Engraving R. Kowalski on both sides. High gloss skip-line checkered pistol grip stock with initials "KBS" monogrammed on the silver oval plaque. Comes with the Browning takedown case.

Rating Definition:

Excellent. The rifle retains 99% plus of the respective finishes with a few light handling marks. The wood is very fine with a series of scratches on the sides of the buttstock and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. The case is fine with some minor storage and handling wear.



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