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Browning Superposed RKLT 12ga Midas Grade 28” solid rib 2-bbl set by Magis
1965 ('S5') date code. 'Y'-tang, Magis-engraved 'special order' 2-bbl set both 28” extremely rare solid ribs. Set #1: marked F/M (.039”/.018”). Set #2 marked M/IC (.024”/.013”). 7lbs 11oz. 1-1/2” x 2-1/8” x 14-1/2” LOP to Browning recoil pad. This example appears unfired. Finishes are superb 98+%. Includes Browning 2-bbl luggage case. This gun will letter from Browning. It is a very scarce anomaly of same-length bbl sets on a 'field' gun. In addition, both solid ribs are also 'tapered' from 7mm to 4.5mm. Ned Schwing states, “Solid ribs were discontinued as a standard feature for the 'Superposed' in 1960 due to limited demand in favor of ventilated ribs.”
Engraving: This is one of 3 Magis-engraved examples I have encountered and studied that clearly illustrates her extraordinary talent and superior artistry in the pinnacle of her FN career. She retired from full-time employment at FN in 1965. I suspect this was to raise her son (born in 1964) who is also a Master engraver currently working in Belgium. As evidenced by a few known (to me) post-1965 late 60's 'Magis-signed' examples, she continued to engrave (mostly Midas Grades) perhaps as an independent contractor for FN while raising her son at home.
Midas examples of this artistic quality standard, vintage, and condition seldom appear for sale. The Art (and engraving) speaks for itself. If you have studied works by the Masters, then you will recognize this as an increasingly scarse opportunity at a truly exceptional Browning 'collector' piece from one of the most desirable periods and FN Masters in Browning history. The magic of the Masters is evident when you roll the game scenes in different lighting conditions and they come to life. If it doesn't light a spark in your heart, then it's not 'magic'.
I will provide a mailing address for funds and FFL copy once the buyer notifies me and commits to purchase. Buyer pays actual shipping and insurance costs (UPS Ground) to lower 48. No International shipments. Payment by Personal Check, Certified Check, or Money Order. 7 business-day waiting/clearance period applies to all except Postal Money Orders. No credit cards. Enclose a copy of the transferring dealer/agent's FFL with payment, or via e-mail directly from the receiving FFL. Dealer-to-dealer transfers are an additional $25. 3-day non-shooting, non-disassembly inspection. Gun does not leave the receiving FFL until either transferred to the new owner or returned via that FFL. If you are not satisfied with the item as priced, just notify me and I will provide a return FFL. Return item in the same condition and as packaged and insured for purchase amount to my FFL holder. I will re-inspect the item and refund the sale price less my initial shipping and insurance costs plus $25 re-transfer fee, if item is in the same condition as sent.
As a buyer myself, I understand how important the inspection/verification process is to establishing or confirming an item's listed valuation. Feel free to ask questions and request photos of specific views via e-mail feature below. I understand how certain items appear unexpectedly and tend to derail your current long-term 'plan'. So, I am not opposed to granting a reasonable time period for refusals (in order received) until you can decide to purchase and make payment arrangements.Thank You for your interest and Please check my other 'Y'-tang Superposed listings.
One other note - If you've been waiting for a 'Magis' Midas Grade and hope to find a similar item in an , you should plan to attend, to preview the item. If you don't attend the preview (andfrom a remote location), there is no personal inspection, nor return privilege - it's yours as the 'winning ' and you'll know if you got your money's worth (or not) when you receive it. The last '65 Magis Midas 2-bbl set available to the market sold in Sept. 2017 for $14,950.00. It was a 28" F/IM and 26.5" Sk/Sk vent ribs with a recoil pad. Another Magis Midas 30" F/M and 26.5" M/IC 2-bbl set with a butt plate, sold in 2006 for $12,650.00. So, what I am offering is an extremely unique - very desirable 28"/28" set with field chokes and solid ribs (as documented), with exceptional game scenes and engraving by M.Magis - WITH inspection and return privileges.
You can't buy what's not for sale unless you offer the current owner more than they can refuse. You may only get one chance at what 'is' for sale, lest it disappear to another collector for the next 30 years. So, know what you want, know 'what' and 'whom' you are dealing with, and prepare for the opportunity when something 'special' comes along and strikes a passionate nerve. 'Happy Hunting!'