Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3488: Engraved Browning Superposed Pigeon Grade 20 Gauge Shotgun

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Factory Engraved Belgian Browning Superposed Pigeon Grade 20 Gauge Shotgun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,500 - $4,500

Factory Engraved Belgian Browning Superposed Pigeon Grade 20 Gauge Shotgun

Manufacturer: Browning Arms
Model: Superposed
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 20
Barrel: 28 inch vent rib
Finish: blue/coin
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 550
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 292
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1966. Single steel bead sight on the matte, vent rib barrels with 3 inch chambers with automatic ejectors and skeet chokes. Coin gray finished receiver with near full coverage scroll engraving surrounding scenes of pigeons in flight and relief carved oak leaf and acorn designs at the top of the action. Both sides of the action are initialed "BA" at the rear. Gold washed trigger and tang mounted safety/selector switch. Lightly figured, checkered forearm with engraved fittings and pistol grip stock with Browning buttplate. Stock measurements: Drop at the comb 1 7/16 inches; drop at the heel 2 3/8 inches; length of pull 14 1/16 inches. Weight 6 lbs. 7 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 99% plus original blue and coin finishes with limited handling marks and crisp engraving. Stock is very fine with crisp checkering, some light crazing on the flats, and a spot of touch up varnish on the right side of the stock. Mechanically excellent.



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