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Lot 563: Kowalski Engraved Browning 20 Ga Diana Grade Superposed Shotgun

Factory Richard Kowalski Engraved Belgian Browning 20 Gauge Diana Grade Superposed Skeet Shotgun

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Lot 563: Kowalski Engraved Browning 20 Ga Diana Grade Superposed Shotgun

Factory Richard Kowalski Engraved Belgian Browning 20 Gauge Diana Grade Superposed Skeet Shotgun

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

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

Factory Richard Kowalski Engraved Belgian Browning 20 Gauge Diana Grade Superposed Skeet Shotgun

Manufacturer: Browning Arms
Model: Superposed
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 20
Barrel: 26 1/2 inch vent rib
Finish: blue/coin
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 906
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 358
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1970. Blued Special Steel barrels with dual white bead sights on the matted vent rib, standard Browning markings, chokes marked "**{{{BODY}}}quot;/"**{{{BODY}}}quot; (skeet/skeet), 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 three game scenes depicting four mallards in a marsh on the right, a covey of pheasant in a wooded scene on the left, and pair of quail on the underside with an additional scene showing a pair of rabbits on the trigger guard. The action is signed "R.KOWALSKI" on the right side beneath the game scene for Master Engraver Richard Kowalski. The gun features a single gold washed trigger and tang mounted safety/selector switch with gold inlaid "U", "O", and "S". Beautifully figured, multi-point checkered skeet style forend with engraved fittings and pistol grip stock with Browning ventilated rubber recoil pad. Barrel and stock measurements (U/O): bore diameter nine inches from the breech measured at .623/.625 inches; choke constriction .005/.004 inches; minimum wall thickness .040/.037 inches; 1 3/8 inch drop at comb; 1 7/8 inch drop at heel; 14 7/16 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs. 3 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 98% blue and 99% coin finishes with a slight rub ahead of the forend, minimal handling evidence, and sharp checkering on the stock and forend. Mechanically excellent.



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