Lot #1589
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Lot 1590: J. Baerten Signed and Engraved Browning 28 Ga Superposed Shotgun

Factory Master Jose Baerten Signed and Engraved Belgian Browning 28 Gauge Superposed Shotgun with Presentation Case

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1590: J. Baerten Signed and Engraved Browning 28 Ga Superposed Shotgun

Factory Master Jose Baerten Signed and Engraved Belgian Browning 28 Gauge Superposed Shotgun with Presentation Case

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $5,000 - $8,000
Price Realized:

Factory Master Jose Baerten Signed and Engraved Belgian Browning 28 Gauge Superposed Shotgun with Presentation Case

Manufacturer: Browning Arms
Model: Superposed
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 28
Barrel: 26 1/2 inch vent rib
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 949
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 401
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1977. Blued Special Steel barrels with a single steel bead sight on the matted vent rib, 2 3/4 inch chambers with automatic ejectors, and chokes marked "**-"/"**" (improved cylinder/modified). The blued action is adorned with extensive floral scroll engraving surrounding a trio of quail on the left, three more game birds on the right, and a bust of a setter on the underside. Both game scenes are signed "J. BAERTEN" for Master Engraver Jose Baerten. The gun features a single gold trigger and tang mounted safety/selector with gold inlaid "S", "O", and "U". Beautifully figured, multi-point checkered forend with engraved fittings and pistol grip stock with Browning buttplate. Includes a factory takedown case with inscription plaque reading "Longleaf/Plantation/Limited Edition/Number 1 of 6 Special Issue/Presented to Richard Tinsley/On 12-25-90/'A Hunting We Will Go/Pogo". Barrel and stock measurements (U/O): bore diameter nine inches from the breech both .548 inches; choke constriction .007/.012 inches; 1 3/8 inch drop at comb; 2 3/16 inch drop at heel; 14 1/2 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs. 3 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 98% plus original blue finish with a blemish at the safety, minor handling evidence, and sharp checkering on the stock and forend. The case is excellent. Mechanically excellent.



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