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Lot 501: Belgian Browning B25 Gold Classic Superposed 20 Gauge Shotgun

Factory A. Crousse and Jean Diet Signed, Master Engraved, and Gold Inlaid Belgian Browning B25 Gold Classic Superposed 20 Gauge Shotgun

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Lot 501: Belgian Browning B25 Gold Classic Superposed 20 Gauge Shotgun

Factory A. Crousse and Jean Diet Signed, Master Engraved, and Gold Inlaid Belgian Browning B25 Gold Classic Superposed 20 Gauge Shotgun

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Estimated Price: $6,000 - $9,000
Price Realized:

Factory A. Crousse and Jean Diet Signed, Master Engraved, and Gold Inlaid Belgian Browning B25 Gold Classic Superposed 20 Gauge Shotgun

Manufacturer: Fabrique Nationale
Model: Superposed
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 20
Barrel: 26 1/2 inch vent rib
Finish: blue/coin
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 776
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 371
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Blued Special Steel barrels with single white bead sight on the matted vent rib, standard markings, chokes marked "**-"/"**", and 2 3/4 inch chambers with automatic ejectors. The coin grey finished boxlock action displays beautiful scroll engraving surrounding gold inlaid decorations. The right side shows a pointer flushing a pair of quail along with a bust of John Browning and "BROWNING GOLD CLASSIC", the left side shows a pointer flushing a pair of pheasant over "086 OF FIVE HUNDRED", and the underside has a bust of a grouse all rendered in highly detailed gold. The engraving extends to the toplever, both tangs, and the trigger guard which shows a gold inlaid Browning logo. The right side of the action is signed "A. CROUSSE", and the left side is signed "JEAN H. DIET" for Engraver Andre Crousse and Master Engraver Jean H. Diet. The gun features a single trigger and tang mounted safety selector switch with gold inlaid ""', "U", and "S". Beautifully figured, fancy floral multi-point checkered Schnabel tip forend with engraved fittings and straight grip stock with Browning buttplate. Barrel and stock measurements (U/O): bore diameter nine inches from the breech .621/.622 inches; choke constriction .006/.014 inches; minimum wall .036/.034 thickness inches; 1 3/8 inch drop at comb; 2 3/8 inch drop at heel; 14 1/16 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original blue and coin finishes with limited handling marks and crisp engraving and stock checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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