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Lot 1600: Funken Engraved Belgian Browning 20 Ga Pigeon Grade Superposed

Factory Master Felix Funken Signed and Engraved Belgian Browning 20 Gauge Pigeon Grade Superposed Shotgun with Case

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1600: Funken Engraved Belgian Browning 20 Ga Pigeon Grade Superposed

Factory Master Felix Funken Signed and Engraved Belgian Browning 20 Gauge Pigeon Grade Superposed Shotgun with Case

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500
Price Realized:

Factory Master Felix Funken Signed and Engraved Belgian Browning 20 Gauge Pigeon Grade Superposed Shotgun with Case

Manufacturer: Browning Arms
Model: Superposed
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 20
Barrel: 26 1/2 inch vent rib
Finish: blue/coin
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 848
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 403
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1957. Single steel bead sight on the matted vent rib, 3 inch chambers with automatic ejectors, and "**-"/"**" (improved cylinder/modified) chokes. Coin grey finished receiver with near full coverage scroll engraving surrounding scenes of pigeons in flight and deep relief cut oak leaf and acorn designs at the top of the action. The action is signed on both sides at the low rear "FFUNKEN" for factory Master Engraver Felix Funken. Gold washed trigger and tang mounted safety/selector switch. Nicely figured, multi-point checkered forend with engraved fittings and round knob pistol grip stock with Browning buttplate. Includes a Browning Naugahyde takedown case. Barrel and stock measurements (U/O): bore diameter nine inches from the breech 618/.617 inches; choke constriction .009/.021 inches; minimum wall thickness .039/.039 inches; drop at the comb 1 11/16 inches; drop at the heel 2 5/16 inches; length of pull 14 3/8 inches; weight 6 lbs. 8 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 98% plus original blue and coin finishes with minor handling evidence and some loss of gold wash on the trigger. The wood is very fine with scattered minor dings and scratches and sharp checkering. The case is very fine. Mechanically excellent.



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