Browning Superposed 20 Gauge – PIGEON, 1961, IC/M, VINTAGE FIREARMS INC
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Category: Browning Belgium Shotguns - O/U Superposed Pigeon - Browning Belgium Shotguns - O/U Superposed
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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) 608-4337
Fax: (616) 608-4701
Number of Active Listings: 87
Total Number of Listings: 2222
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: credit card, check, certified funds, wire transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost.)
Browning Superposed 20 Gauge Over/Under
PIGEON, 1961, IC/M
General Specs: Browing, Year 1961, 20 Gauge, 6lbs 4oz, O/U
Serial Number: 22295
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 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 Pigeon Grade Superposed Lightning in 20ga., sn22295 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. 4oz. gun is all factory original and still retains 95% overall condition with the barrel blue a solid 99%, action and trigger guard retain about 50% French grey; and wood 98% original finish with lots of light hunting marks but no gouges, deep scratches, cracks, or repairs. The gun wears a factory recoil pad with leather facing to promote a proper gun mount. The Pigeon Grade came from the factory with nice hand cut engraving, deep chiseled oak leaf engraving in the top of the action, pigeons in flight, and nice floral bouquets on the bottom. The Pigeon Grade also came with nicely figured French walnut stocks, and this gun will not disappoint in that department as it has nicely figured wood. Guns built after 1965 were prone to salt contamination and rust because of the manner which Browning cured their wood. The market place has an aversion to the later guns with short tangs and/or square knob pistol grips. The early guns like this one are highly desirable. 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"
Bore Diameter: .613/.615
Wall Thickness: .040/.036
% Blue: 98%
Ribs: vent rib, tight
Action: tight, right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, strong, timed
Case Color: french grey 50%
Engraving: sharp clear Pigeon Grade
Trigger Type: single selective trigger, crisp
Trigger Guard Color: silvery 30% case color
Type: round knob, long tang
LOP: 14 1/4"
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 1/4"
DAH: 2 1/4"
DAC: 1 1/2"
Cast: 1/4" off
Checkering Condition: superb 28 lines per inch
Butt Treatment: factory browning 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!
Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost)
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
Call to purchase #616-292-6240. If you have any questions please call or email us. 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.