BROWNING BELGIUM PIGEON GRADE 12- FUNKEN ENGRAVED- ORIG. PIECE FROM 1954- ROUND KNOB & LONG TANG- OVERALL 92% PIECE- ORIG. I.C. & M
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Category: Browning Belgium Shotguns - O/U Superposed Pigeon - Shotguns - Belgium
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Company: Champlin Firearms Inc.
Member Since: 11/19/07
First Name: George
Last Name: Caswell
Country: United States
Seller: FFL Dealer
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#38279, Belgium Browning Funken Engraved 12 Bore Pigeon Grade Superposed Made in 1954 & Owned and Used by Mr. Philip R. Phillips of Phillips Petroleum Co., Round Knob Long Tang, 26 1/2" Vent Rib barrels at .725 .007 & .022" (Imp.Cyl. & Mod.), Factory marked Imp.Cyl. & Mod., 2 3/4" chambers, Split extractor bodies, Single selective trigger, Game forend, Pistol grip stock at 14 1/4 x 1 9/16 x 2 3/8" over the Original Horn Browning buttplate, Cast-Off for the right hand, 7 Lbs. 11 Oz., The engraving is signed by the Master Browning Engraver Mr. Funken (Felix), He was a Master Engraver at Browning from 1926 to 1960, This gun remains totally original, The original factory barrel blue at 98%, Original receiver gray at 90%, The wood is at 88-90% with scattered handling marks, The checkering at 99%, The bores are excellent plus and appear as a new gun, The gun has been used but certainly not much and remains as tight as new, I would rank the mechanical life left in this gun at 98-99%. //////////////////////////////////// Mr. Philip R. Phillips of Phillips Petroleum Co. was a very serious gun collector, especially Colt handguns. Many of these classic Colt's today are in the Woolaroc Museum collection in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. It remains today as one of the world's finest collections of Colt firearms. The Woolaroc collection is very significant in that it includes several of the very first revolving cylinder repeating handguns made in the United States and traces the development of Colt firearms into the post World War II era.