Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3487: Engraved Belgian Browning B25 Over/Under 20 Gauge Shotgun

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

J.P. Bailly Signed Factory Engraved Belgian Browning B25 Over/Under 20 Gauge Shotgun with Box

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,500

J.P. Bailly Signed Factory Engraved Belgian Browning B25 Over/Under 20 Gauge Shotgun with Box

Manufacturer: Browning Arms
Model: B 25
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 20
Barrel: 28 inch vent rib
Finish: blue/coin
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 679
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 292
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1993. Dual white bead sights on the matte vent rib barrels with 3 inch chambers, automatic ejectors, standard markings, and chokes marked ".005/.011". Coin action presenting D4 style engraving consisting of tight English scroll with string of pearls borders around oval shaped game scenes of a pointer retrieving a pheasant on either side and a Labrador bust on the bottom with a single pheasant on the triggerguard as well as an engraved toplever and selective safety with gold inlaid position markings. The triggerplate is signed "J.P. Bailly" for FN engraver Jean Pierre Bailly. Fitted in a wonderfully figured and beautifully contrasted multipoint checkered Schnabel tip forend and pistol grip stock with engraved fittings and Browning buttplate. Includes original box. Barrel and stock measurements (U/O): bore diameter nine inches from the breech .623/.628 inches; choke constriction .005/.011 inches; minimum wall thickness .042/.032 inches; 1 7/16 inch drop at comb; 2 3/8 inch drop at heel; 14 1/2 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs 7 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 99% plus original blue and coin finish with a couple light handling marks and crisp engraving. Stock is very fine with a few mild dings and scratches and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. Box is fine with a hole in the bottom and otherwise general storage and handling marks.



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