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BROWNING 20 Ga MIDAS
BROWNING SUPERPOSED MIDAS 20GA ENGRAVED BY LAMBERT AND SCHURGER
26-3/8” Barrels ... 3" chambers ... Marked IC and Mod. ... LOP 14 3/8 ... DAC 1 5/16 ... DAH 2 1/8 ... Weight: 5 lbs 13 oz ... Matted rib ... Red Bradley bead ... Single selective trigger ... auto ejectors ... non auto safety
PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection.
CONDITION: Excellent, near new
A fine lightweight Browning. Barrels have narrow, raised, matted, ventilated rib with red Bradley bead and are marked with Browning Morgan Utah and Montreal addresses. “MADE IN BELGIUM” on left, “BROWNING SUPERPOSED”, steel, chamber and “BROWNING PATENTS” on right. There are 2” triangles of well-cut relief open shaded scroll at breech ends. Blued standard Browning OU action with gold-plated sgl selective trigger, is engraved in typical Midas style, as designed by Louis Vrancken, consisting of near full coverage of large open shaded scroll with acanthus highlights surrounding game scenes with semi-relief gold inlaid subjects. These scenes are within gold inlaid ovoid borders with flourishes at bottom. Three pheasant fly into open meadow on left side of action, and a trio of ducks take wing from marsh on right. A quail flies across bottom of action. Trigger guard, with matching scroll, has vacant shield on bow. Engravers signatures, L Lambert is on bottom left, and J Schurger on bottom right. Bore diameter: top -.618, bottom -.620. Bore restrictions: top -.012 (lt mod), bottom -.006 (IC). Only the slightest of handling marks on wood and metal with a hint of sharp edge wear Gold is excellent. Mechanically crisp.
Nicely figured and streaked claro walnut long tang flat knob buttstock measures 14-3/8” over Browning composition buttplate. Modified point pattern checkering extends over grip and has flourishes into butt. Matching forend is of 1-pc field type. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. . LOP: 14-3/8″.
Tan vinyl Browning case is lined in off white faux fur and contains two keys. Case is excellent, interior slightly soiled.
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