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Lot 3608: Engraved Browning Superposed Diana Grade Shotgun 2 Barrel Set

Factory F. Funken Signed and Engraved Belgian Browning Superposed Diana Grade Shotgun Two Barrel Set with Case

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3608: Engraved Browning Superposed Diana Grade Shotgun 2 Barrel Set

Factory F. Funken Signed and Engraved Belgian Browning Superposed Diana Grade Shotgun Two Barrel Set with Case

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

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

Factory F. Funken Signed and Engraved Belgian Browning Superposed Diana Grade Shotgun Two Barrel Set with Case

Manufacturer: Browning Arms
Model: Superposed
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 30 inch vent rib
Finish: blue/coin
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 593
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 313
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1956. Blued Special Steel barrels with white mid-bead and orange front sights on the matted vent rib, chokes marked "*"/"**" (modified/full), and 2 3/4 inch chambers with automatic ejectors. The coin grey receiver is engraved in the Diana Grade pattern with flowing scroll designs surrounding four game scenes depicting mallards in a marsh on the right, a covey of pheasant in a wooded scene on the left, a pair of quail on the underside, and a pair of rabbits on the trigger guard. The action is signed "FFUNKEN" on both sides beneath the game scenes for Browning Master Engraver Felix Funken. Single gold washed trigger and tang mounted safety/selector switch with gold "S", "O", and "U". Attractively figured, multi-point checkered forend with engraved fittings and round knob pistol grip stock with Browning ventilated recoil pad. Includes an extra matching 26 1/2 inch 12 gauge barrel set featuring 2 3/4 inch chambers with ejectors and skeet/skeet chokes. Also included is a Browning takedown case that houses the set. Barrel measurements for the skeet set (U/O): bores nine inches from the breech measured at .732/.734 inches; choke constriction .008/.010 inches; minimum wall thickness .042/.038 inches. Barrel and stock measurements for the primary set (U/O): bores nine inches from the breech measured at .729/.728 inches; choke constriction .021/.036 inches; minimum wall thickness .050/.047 inches; 1 9/16 inch drop at comb; 2 7/16 inch drop at heel; 14 9/16 inch length of pull; weight 8 lbs. 3 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% original blue and coin finishes, slight wear ahead of the forend, minimal handling marks, and sharp checkering on the stock and forend. The forend is modified to be easily removable. The extra barrel is excellent. The case is very good. Mechanically excellent.



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