Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 708: L. Lambert Signed Belgian Browning 20 Gauge Diana Grade Shotgun

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Factory Master Engraved and L. Lambert Signed Belgian Browning 20 Gauge Diana Grade Superposed Shotgun

Estimated Price: $4,500 - $7,000

Factory Master Engraved and L. Lambert Signed Belgian Browning 20 Gauge Diana Grade Superposed Shotgun

Manufacturer: Browning Arms
Model: Superposed
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 20
Barrel: 28 inch vent rib
Finish: blue/coin
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 884
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 401
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1974. Single steel bead sight on the matted vent rib, 3 inch chambers with automatic ejectors, standard Browning markings, and chokes marked "**"/"*" (modified/full). The coin 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 hares on the trigger guard. The receiver is signed "L.LAMBERT" on left beneath the game scene. Single gold washed trigger and tang mounted safety/selector switch. Beautifully figured, multi-point checkered forend with engraved fittings and pistol grip stock with Browning buttplate. Barrel and stock measurements (U/O): bores 9 inches from the breech measured at .625/.622 inches; choke constriction .016/.027 inches; minimum wall thickness .040/.038 inches; 1 1/4 inch drop at comb; 2 inch drop at heel; 14 9/16 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs 4 oz.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 95% plus original blue and coin finishes, scattered minor spotting toward the muzzle, and some discoloration and minor oxidation on the action. The wood is also very fine with scattered light dings and scratches and sharp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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