Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 706: Vandersmissen Signed Browning Pointer Grade Superposed Shotgun

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Factory Master Engraved Gaston Vandersmissen Signed Belgian Browning Pointer Grade Superposed Skeet Shotgun with Case

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $6,000 - $8,000

Factory Master Engraved Gaston Vandersmissen Signed Belgian Browning Pointer Grade Superposed Skeet Shotgun with Case

Manufacturer: Browning Arms
Model: Superposed
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 28 inch vent rib
Finish: blue/grey
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 660
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 400
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1964. Single steel bead sight on the matte vent rib, standard markings on the barrels, 2 3/4 inch chambers with automatic ejectors, and chokes marked "**{{{BODY}}}quot;/"**{{{BODY}}}quot; (skeet/skeet). The grey action is engraved in the Pointer Grade pattern with flowing scroll designs surrounding a pointer and pheasant on the right, a pointer and mallard on the left, a pair of quail on the underside, and a pair of pheasants on the trigger guard. Both sides of the receiver are signed "VANDERSMISSENG" beneath the scenes for Factory Master Engraver Gaston Vandersmissen. Single gold washed trigger and tang mounted safety/selector switch with gold inlaid "S", "O", and "U". Beautifully figured, multi-point checkered forearm with engraved fittings and round knob pistol grip stock with dual white line spacers and ventilated rubber recoil pad. Includes correct Browning Naugahyde takedown case. Barrel and stock measurements (U/O): bore diameter 9 inches from breech .725/.724 inches; choke constriction .007/007 inches; minimum wall thickness .034/.031 inches; 1 1/2 inch drop at comb; 2 3/8 inch drop at heel; 13 7/8 inch length of pull; weight 7 lbs 15 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 98% plus original blue and grey finishes, some minor varnish staining on the metal, and limited handling evidence. The wood is very fine with scattered tiny scratches and sharp checkering. The case is very fine. Mechanically excellent.



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