Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 504: Browning Continental Superposed Shotgun/Rifle Two Barrel Set

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Factory Cecile Doms Engraved Belgian Browning Continental Superposed Shotgun/Rifle Two Barrel Set with Box and Case

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,500 - $7,000

Factory Cecile Doms Engraved Belgian Browning Continental Superposed Shotgun/Rifle Two Barrel Set with Box and Case

Manufacturer: Browning Arms
Model: Superposed
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 20
Barrel: 26 1/2 inch vent rib
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 785
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 372
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Blued Special Steel barrels with a single steel bead sight on the matted vent rib, 3 inch chambers with automatic ejectors, and chokes marked "**-"/"**" (improved cylinder/modified). The blued actions displays attractive floral scroll engraving on all sides and is signed "C.DOMS" on the left at the low rear for Cecile Doms. Cecile Doms was an instructor at the Leon Mignon engraving school in Liege, Belgium. The gun features a single trigger and a tang mounted safety/selector. Nicely figured, multi-point checkered Schnabel tip forend and straight grip stock with Browning buttplate. Includes a second matching numbered set of over/under rifle barrels measuring 24 inches and chambered in 30-06 Springfield. Also included is the original box and a Browning Naugahyde case that houses the entire set. Barrel and stock measurements for the shotgun set (U/O): bore diameter nine inches from the breech .621/.620 inches; choke constriction .007/.018 inches; minimum wall thickness .038/.036 inches; 1 3/8 inch drop at comb; 2 1/4 inch drop at heel; 14 5/16 inch length of pull; weight 5 lbs 13 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% original blue finish with limited handling evidence and sharp checkering on the stock and forend. The box is fine and the case and rifle barrel set are excellent. Mechanically excellent.



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