Browning Superposed 20 Gauge – SUPERLIGHT, OVER/UNDER GUN - vintage firearms inc
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Category: Browning Belgium Shotguns - O/U Superposed - Browning Shotguns
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Seller: Vintage Firearms, Inc
Company: Vintage Firearms, Inc.
Member Since: 5/19/07
First Name: jay
Last Name: shachter
Country: United States
Phone: (616) 292-6240
Phone2: (616) 954-0362
Fax: (616) 805-3668
Number of Active Listings: 84
Total Number of Listings: 2014
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: check, certified funds
Browning Superposed 20 Gauge
SUPERLIGHT, OVER/UNDER GUN
General Specs: Browning, Belgium, Year 1973, 20 Gauge, 5lbs 15oz, O/U
Serial Number: 3379 V73
The Browning Superposed is one of the finest over/under shotguns in history and one of John Browning’s most prolific designs. Produced in plain jane field grades to the most elaborately engraved and finely stocked shotguns ever seen, production of the Browning Superposed was done in Belgium, running strong from 1931 through 1976 when production stopped. In 1969 Browning introduced the Superposed "SUPERLIGHT" in the 20ga. and finally was born a true upland bird gun. A typical Browning Lightning model weighs about 6 1/2lbs. in 20ga. At 5lbs. 15oz. and balanced perfectly between the hands, this 20 bore Superlight is over 1/2lb. lighter! This is a dynamic upland bird gun, with its straight hand stock, rounded frame, and schnabel forend that can be carried all day without fatigue. This gun, sn3379 V3 built in 1973, is one of only 746 total 20ga. Superlight guns made between 1969 and 1977. Better yet, the gun retains 99.5% factory original condition with only a few light handling marks in the wood. Speaking of wood, this Superlight has the nicest figured wood I have ever seen on a Grade 1, as they are usually quite plain. The wood on this gun has “fiddleback” figure that changes as the light hits it from different angles. Browning guys are known to love the more figured wood and the gun is worth more because of it. Highly desired by upland hunters that are in the know, these guns usually trade in the mid-$4000 range or more when in slightly used condition showing wear on the bottom of the receiver and the usually nicks and dings from use. This gun, with nicely figured factory wood, 100% factory blue on the receiver, barrels, and trigger guard, with only the slightest wear by the safety button, clean inside and out and barely fired is worth a bit more. Keep in mind that this gun is POST SALT WOOD ERA, PRODUCED IN 1973 AFTER THE DEBACLE HAD ENDED. Many of the earlier guns were plagued with salt stocks and are not worth as much as the later guns. There are few Over/Under 20ga. shotguns that weigh under 6lbs. The Superposed 20ga. guns have been going up in value in the last year or two, so they are a great investment quality gun that will be worth more in the future as you care for it and enjoy its use. Thanks for looking!
Barrel Length: 26.5"
Chokes: .012/.021 IC/M marked
Bore Diameter: .624./.626
Wall Thickness: .036/.034
% Blue: 99.5% factory
Chambers: 2 3/4"
Ribs: vent rib, tight
Action: tight, way right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, strong, timed
Case Color: blue 99.5% factory
Engraving: sharp, as new
Trigger Type: single selective trigger, crisp
Trigger Guard Color: 99.5% factory
Type: Eng stock/field schnable forend
LOP: 14 3/8"
LOP To End Of Wood: 14 1/16"
DAH: 2 1/8"
DAC: 1 7/16"
Cast: 1/8" off
Checkering Condition: perfect
Butt Treatment: factory plate
There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine shotgun. Call us for full details. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. Just open one of my ads and click on the line that says “see all items from this seller” and a very nice list of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. I have many more fine sxs shotguns not yet listed. Thanks for looking!
We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase.
Payment Methods: Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $55.00 We ship internationally!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes
If you have any questions about this item or payment, please email or call us directly, at #616-292-6240. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc
We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs "tweaked", let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns "as found" and others want them "just so". We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.