Browning Superposed 20 Gauge – C GRADE EXHIBITION, F-1 TYPE, SIDEPLATES, vintage firearms inc

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Description: Browning, 20 Gauge, 6lbs 2oz, SN# C-160

The Browning Superposed has always had a devoted following. By the 1970's Browning realized there was no profit in keeping the gun in production. Beginning in 1977, the Superposed was offered as a custom order only gun in the Presentation series. The Presentation guns were ornate, but the hand engraving of years past was replaced with acid etching for all but the top grade, the P4. During the mid-1970’s Browning made a special purchase from the FN plant of a small group of ornate, hand-engraved Superposed meant originally for the European market. This group of about 250 guns total had special serial numbers with the “C” prefix and were referred to as the “C Grade Exhibition” guns. Of the 250 or so C Grade guns, only 85 of them were 20ga. guns, making them a VERY RARE OFFERING OF THE BROWNING SUPERPOSED. The Browning Superposed C Grade Exhibition gun we present here, snC-160, was built for a factory employee, as documented by the factory letter included in this purchase. There were 10 different groups of C Grade Exhibition guns displaying various levels of décor. This gun falls into “Group F-1” with its sideplates, blued action, and gold wire inlays. THIS IS NOT A LOW GRADE SUPERPOSED UPGRADED BY AN OUTSIDE SOURCE AS MOST YOU SEE ARE. THIS IS A FACTORY ORIGINAL MASTERPIECE. What a gorgeous, simple, elegant example of a factory side-plated Exhibition Grade gun, with midnight blue frame and furniture delicately inlaid with fine gold wire in a tasteful, not gaudy, fashion. As characteristic of an Exhibition Grade gun, the lettering on the barrels is executed in hand-engraved fine script style lettering, the wood is fully figured, feather-crotch exhibition quality walnut ending in a skip-line checkered butt, and the workmanship is impeccable throughout. The wood-to-metal fit, the quality of the metal polishing, the meticulous striking of the barrels, the flawless wood finish, and the perfect 28 line-per-inch checkering all demonstrate the quality and craftsmanship that made the Browning Superposed and the artisans at the FN Belgium factory famous the world over. THIS SUPERPOSED IS IN 99.5%, AS NEW, MINTY CONDITION, with no marks in the wood and only the faintest signs of a primer mark on the standing breech of the action. It may be unfired and only factory test fired. Fired or not, there is not a notable mark on the gun. The most desirable 28” IC/M barrels have perfect bores. The factory Superposed Airways case that comes with the gun is in excellent condition as well and includes the key. Weighing just 6lbs. 2oz. and balanced perfectly on the hinge pin, it is lighter than most twenty-gauge Superlight Browning guns, and with the delicate Schnabel style forend, she handles and points like a wand. You will not see another Browning Superposed like this one, and she belongs in your collection of fine Browning B25 Superposed guns. This gun is priced to sell, so please call right away if you want to make her yours! Thanks for looking.

Barrel Length: 28"***** Chokes: .010/.019 IC/M***** Bores: perfect mirror***** Bore Diameter: .625 both***** % Blue: 100% factory***** Chambers: 3"***** Ribs: file cut vent rib, tight***** Sights: ivory front*****

Action: tight as new; way right of center***** Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, strong, timed***** Case Color: action 100% blue factory***** Screws: perfect***** Engraving: gold wire inlay***** Trigger Type: single selective trigger, crisp; gold 100%***** Trigger Guard Color: 100% w/gold inlays*****

Type: English stock/field w/ schabel forend***** LOP: 14 1/4"***** LOP To End Of Wood: same***** DAH: 1 3/4"***** DAC: 1 1/4"***** Cast: 1/8" off***** Checkering Condition: perfect***** Butt Treatment: checkered butt*****

There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine firearm. Call us for full details.


Condition: Used, Minor Wear
Brand: Browning
Caliber: 20 Gauge
Location: MI

Trades Accepted: Yes.

LET ME SELL YOUR GUNS!!! As you can see, I do a thorough job, am nationally known, and have hundreds of existing customers looking for your gun! Federally licensed dealer of Classic American Doubles, i.e. Fox, Parker, Ithaca, L.C. Smith, Lefever. Guns must be shipped to licensed dealer. Layaways accepted. No returns on layaways. I BUY SHOTGUNS, COLLECTIONS OR ONE AT A TIME.

Shipping Notes: Payment Methods Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher costInspection Period / Return Policy Three Days from the date the item was received.Sales Tax 6% Michigan OnlyShipping & Insurance Ground 325.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK. We ship internationally with additional fees NOTE that most all of this is INSURANCE.

Item #: 943504390
SKU: C-160
Seller Since: Jan. 2002
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City: Grand Rapids
State: MI
Phone: 616-292-6240
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