This is a Browning 12 gauge not manufactured for the North American market
excellent shape The bluing is mint as if came out of factory
manufacture date was confirmed by Browning to be 1931 $700 or bo only I'm selling this for the family of the deceased gentleman who owned this past this Sunday to help with burial cost I will cover the cost that remains he was a well decorated WWII
He was in the during D day in Belgium he shipped this home two days after invasion near the Belgian cities of Liège and Spa and the road network west of the Elsenborn Ridge leading to the Meuse River. After more than ten days of intense battle, they pushed the Americans out of the villages, but were unable to dislodge them from the ridge, where elements of the V Corps of the First U.S. Army prevented the German forces from reaching the road network to their west.
The 99th Infantry Division as a whole, outnumbered five to one, inflicted casualties in the ratio of eighteen to one. The division lost about 20% of its effective strength, including 465 killed and 2,524 evacuated due to wounds, injuries, fatigue, or trench foot. German losses were much higher. In the northern sector opposite the 99th, this included more than 4,000 deaths and the destruction of sixty tanks and big guns. Historian John S.D. Eisenhower wrote, "... the action of the 2nd and 99th Divisions on the northern shoulder could be considered the most decisive of the Ardennes campaign
This Browning FN will not last
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