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Lot 1389: Coenen Engraved Browning 410 Bore Midas Grade Superposed Shotgun

Factory Master Engraved, Gold Inlaid and R. Coenen Signed Belgian Browning .410 Bore Midas Grade Superposed Shotgun

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Lot 1389: Coenen Engraved Browning 410 Bore Midas Grade Superposed Shotgun

Factory Master Engraved, Gold Inlaid and R. Coenen Signed Belgian Browning .410 Bore Midas Grade Superposed Shotgun

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Estimated Price: $11,000 - $17,000
Price Realized:

Factory Master Engraved, Gold Inlaid and R. Coenen Signed Belgian Browning .410 Bore Midas Grade Superposed Shotgun

Manufacturer: Browning Arms
Model: Superposed
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 410
Barrel: 26 1/2 inch vent rib
Finish: blue/gold
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 615
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 300
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1967. Dual white bead sights on the matte vent rib barrels with standard markings, light scroll engraving at the breech end, 3 inch chambers with ejectors, and skeet/skeet chokes. The action is a fine blue finish with full coverage scroll engraving on punch dot background surrounding game bird scenes of a trio of pheasant on the left, three mallards on the right, and a quail on the underside. The birds are rendered in fine semi-relief gold inlay with gold inlaid borders. The receiver is signed "R.COENEN" on both sides of the action at the low rear. The triggerguard and tangs are engraved with matching scroll and checker board patterns and a blank initial shield at the center of the guard. Highly figured fancy grade walnut target forend with engraved fittings and pistol grip stock with ventilated Browning recoil pad. Stock measurements: drop at comb 1 7/16 inches; drop at heel 2 inches; length of pull 14 9/16 inches; weight 7 lbs. 1 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 99% plus original blue and gold finishes with limited minor handling evidence. There is a tiny varnish flake on the left of the stock head and a stress line off the lower tang, otherwise, the wood is excellent with sharp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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