Browning Superposed Lightning 20 Gauge - O/U ROUND KNOB, LONG TANG, IC/M
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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: 114
Total Number of Listings: 1870
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: check, certified funds
Browning Superposed Lightning 20 Gauge O/U
ROUND KNOB, LONG TANG, IC/M
General Specs: Browning, Year 1961, 20 Gauge, 6lbs 5oz, O/U
Serial Number: 20280
The Browning Superposed was the first prominent over/under introduced to the USA. Beginning in 1931, the Superposed action has been used in the field and at gun clubs for clays with over 80 years of proven, rock-solid performance. These are hand-fitted quality guns made one at a time by skilled craftsman that are a dying breed. This fine Superposed Lightning in 20ga., sn20280 built in 1961 has hard to find IC/M chokes and marked as such, making it a much more desirable gun than a similar gun with Skeet chokes which are so common. As you compare this gun to others, keep in mind that the most desirable Superposed guns are the long tang, round knob guns built before 1965, like this one. This 6lb. 5oz. gun is all factory original and still retains 98% overall condition with the metal a solid 99% factory original, and the only alteration is the addition of the pad to the end of the stock. Even the wood finish is original, and this on a 56 year-old gun! Guns built after 1965 were prone to salt contamination and rust because of the manner which Browning cured their wood. Not all guns were affected, but the market place still has an aversion to the later guns with short tangs, and some even with square knob pistol grips. This is a great upland gun that is balanced to perfection and at 6 1/4lbs., light enough to carry all day afield. With the factory 3” chambers you can even chase tough game with magnum loads. The value of these earlier Superposed guns continues to climb, so you can invest in this gun and enjoy its use as it gains value. Thanks for looking!
Barrel Length: 26.5"
Chokes: .010/.019 IC/M factory marked
Bores: perfect mirror
Bore Diameter: .611/.615
Wall Thickness: .033/.036
% Blue: 99% factory
Ribs: vent rib, tight
Action: tight, way right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, strong, timed
Case Color: blue 99% factory
Engraving: sharp and clear Grade 1
Trigger Type: single selective trigger, crisp
Trigger Guard Color: 60% factory
Type: round knob, long tang
LOP: 14 1/2"
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 3/8"
DAH: 2 1/2"
DAC: 1 9/16"
Cast: 1/4" off
Checkering Condition: perfect factory
Butt Treatment: white line pad
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 $45.00 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.