Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1387: Belgian Browning Superposed Black Duck Edition Shotgun

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Factory Master Engraved and Gold Inlaid Double Signed Belgian Browning Superposed Black Duck Edition Shotgun with Case

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $6,500 - $9,500

Factory Master Engraved and Gold Inlaid Double Signed Belgian Browning Superposed Black Duck Edition Shotgun with Case

Manufacturer: Browning Arms
Model: Superposed
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 28 inch vent rib
Finish: blue/coin
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 432
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 299
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1982. Dual white bead sights on the matte, vent rib barrels with 2 3/4 inch chambers with automatic ejectors and chokes marked "**/*". The coin action features full coverage leafy scroll engraving against shaded backgrounds surrounding highly detailed scenes of ducks in flight. Each duck is rendered in fine, detailed, semi-relief gold inlay, and the scenes themselves are bordered with gold wire inlay. The underside is inscribed and gold inlaid "BLACK DUCK ANAS RUBRIPES/319 of 500". The left side of the receiver is signed "J.M. BOULNGER" and the right side is signed "M. SECCI". The trigger guard and tangs are engraved to match with a gold inlaid bust of a duck on the guard. Fancy figured scroll border checkered walnut round knob pistol grip stock and multi-point checkered forearm with matching engraved fittings and skip-line checkered bare butt. Collector serialized with the previous lot. Includes the original box and a hardwood case. Barrel and stock measurements (U/O): bore diameter nine inches from the breech .725/.725 inches; choke constriction .014/.033 inches; minimum wall thickness .038/.034 inches; 1 1/2 inch drop at comb; 2 3/8 inch drop at heel; 14 5/16 inch length of pull; weight 7 lbs. 4 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 99% plus original blue finish with limited handling marks and crisp engraving. Forearm is also excellent with limited handling marks and crisp checkering. Stock is very fine with a couple hairline cracks on the left flat, a few light dings and scratches, and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. Box is very fine with minor storage and handling marks. Case is very fine with storage and handling marks.



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