Browning Gold Hunter Advantage Timber 3.5" magnum with 30" barrel. I bought this Browning Gold Hunter from a gentleman that says he never fired it. I intended to use it for waterfowl hunting, but never got the chance to go, so i have never fired the first shot through it either. It does indeed appear to be new and unfired and there are no marks on it that i can see, however since i haven't owned it since new, then i'm not advertising it as new. It includes three choke tubes and the original owners manual but i can't find the choke tube wrench, so the buyer will need to pick one up at the local gun shop or order one from Browning unless i find it before shipped.
The following information is directly from the Browning web site:
A proven standard for autoloading performance.
The Active Valve gas operating system does more than offer extreme load versatility, it controls felt recoil before it ever reaches your shoulder, making the Gold one of the softest shooting autoloaders ever, a feature you are sure to notice the next time a flock of geese turns and comes your way.
Speed Loading is exclusive to Browning. With the action open, the first shell inserted into the magazine is sent directly to the chamber, ready to be fired. Subsequent shells are loaded into the magazine.
Less recoil with the Active Valve
The self-adjusting Active Valve gas system in the Gold autoloaders uses gas from fired shells to operate the action instead of contributing to recoil. When shooting light loads, most of the gases operate the action. With magnum loads, only a small amount of gas is necessary to operate the action, while the remaining gases are vented through the Active Valve and out the top of the forearm and away from the receiver for clean, reliable operation. Because the gas piston and Active Valve operate independently, less pressure is exerted on the gas piston for greater longevity and more efficient operation than other gas-operated autoloaders.
Because the Active Valve expels unnecessary gases, it naturally reduces recoil before it ever reaches your shoulder — without the need for heavy hydraulic recoil dampers, sticky gel pads and gimmicky gel stock inserts. Superior recoil reduction from the Active Valve also equals faster, more accurate follow-up shots and all-day shooting comfort regardless of the loads used.
The Active Valve-equipped gas piston automatically adjusts to reliably fire a wide range of loads. 12 gauge 3" models fire everything from light, 1 oz., 2 3/4" target loads to the heaviest 3" magnums. The larger 3 1/2" version is built to handle a similar range, from 1 1/8 oz., 2 3/4" field loads up to hard-hitting 3 1/2" magnums.
All Gold 3 1/2", Gold Fusion, Gold Evolve and Gold Full Line Dealer shotguns utilize Browning’s exclusive magazine cut-off, allowing the shooter to retain shells in the magazine and eject a shell from the chamber without feeding from the magazine.
12 and 20 gauge Gold shotguns feature Back-Bored Technology.
2 3/4": Four in magazine, one in chamber. 3": Three in magazine, one in chamber. 3 1/2": Three in magazine, one in chamber. A three-shot magazine adapter plug is included.
Gold shotguns include the interchangeable Invector-Plus™ choke tube system.
Will ship to FFL holder only and will be shipped via USPS with full insurance and delivery confirmation.