Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3482: Double Signed Belgian Browning Auto 5 Gold Classic Shotgun

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Factory Double Signed, Engraved, and Gold Inlaid Belgian Browning Auto 5 Gold Classic Semi-Automatic Shotgun with Box

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

Factory Double Signed, Engraved, and Gold Inlaid Belgian Browning Auto 5 Gold Classic Semi-Automatic Shotgun with Box

Manufacturer: Fabrique Nationale
Model: Auto 5
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 28 inch vent rib
Finish: blue/coin/gold
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 486
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 291
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Dual white bead sights on the matted vent rib barrel with standard markings, 2 3/4 inch chambers, and choke marked modified. The coin receiver displays semi-relief floral scroll engraving surrounding a pointer and duck scene on the lower left side above "290 OF FIVE HUNDRED" with the bird, dog and lettering inlaid in gold, the upper left of the receiver shows four ducks in flight over a marsh. On the right, the lower portion of the receiver shows two ducks above a ribbon reading "BROWNING GOLD CLASSIC" both of which are inlaid in gold and ahead of a gold inlaid bust of John Moses Browning. The upper portion of the right side displays a matching duck scene to the left side. The receiver is signed on both sides: "Ph.DZIEWA" on the left and "J.RECULE" on the right for Browning master engravers. Mounted with a beautifully figured multi-point checkered with string of pearls border walnut forend and round knob pistol grip stock with FN buttplate. Includes the original factory box. Stock measurements: 1 11/16 inch drop at the heel; 2 7/16 inch drop at the heel; 14 3/8 inch length of pull; 8 lbs 5 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% original blue, coin, and gold finishes with limited handling evidence, and sharp checkering on the stock and forend. The box is fine. Mechanically excellent.



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