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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
Active Listings: 203
Total Listings: 4943
Seller Type:FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns and accessories.
Payment Methods: 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 Midas 28 Gauge – 1 OF 119, AS NEW, LETTER, CASE, vintage firearms inc
General Specs: Browning, Year 1973, 28 Gauge, 6lbs 12oz, Chokes IC/M, LOP 14 1/2", DAH 2 1/8", DAC 1 3/8"
Serial Number: 130 F73
The Browning Superposed is one of the finest over/under shotguns in history and one of John Browning’s most brilliant designs. Produced in plain-jane field grades to the most elaborately engraved and finely stocked shotguns ever seen, production of the Browning Superposed was done in Belgium, running strong from 1931 through 1977 when traditional production stopped. The Midas Grade was the highest grade of engraving and wood offered for the regular production models, and was cut with deep relief style acanthus scroll, game scene vignettes with large, raised gold inlays outlined in fine gold wire. The trigger guard and a 1 ½” section of the breech end of the barrels also received the deep relief scroll work. The wood was exceptionally figured high-grade walnut with fancy checkering that wrapped over the top of the wrist, with spear points and flourishes on the borders. The Midas Grade is truly an exceptional work of art. This particular gun, sn130 F73 made in 1973 (well after the salt years debacle, no salt issues; see factory letter), was produced as a 28ga. with 26 1/2” barrels choked IC/M. This fine Midas small bore is in mint condition and comes in the original Browning factory case and includes the warranty book, instruction booklet, keys, and other paper. The case is in superb condition as well. The wood is finely figured European walnut with the long tang trigger guard and has 14 ¼” LOP to the factory buttplate. The checkering and wood finish is as new from the factory. The engraving is double-signed by Rosa Bee and Antoinette Grigante and is flawlessly executed. It is quite unique in the world of Browning Superposed to have a Midas Grade double signed by two women…a real plus in this day of political correctness! The gun has 100% of the factory finish remaining and there are no marks in the wood or metal. THIS IS A RARE AND DESIRABLE BROWNING SUPERPOSED. THE TOTAL PRODUCTION OF BROWNING SUPERPOSED GUNS IN MIDAS GRADE 28 GAUGE WAS ONLY 119 GUNS DURING THE ENTIRE PRODUCTION RUN STARTING IN 1964 AND ENDING 1977. This is one of the finest examples you will ever encounter, and we are offering the gun at a very reasonable price. Thanks for looking!
Barrel Length: 26 3/8"
Chokes: .005/.008 IC/M
Bore Diameter: .549/.548
% Blue: 100% factory
Chambers: 2 3/4"
Ribs: Vent rib
Sights: ivory front
Action: tight, right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, excellent
Case Color: receiver 99% blue factory
Engraving: Rosa Bee/ Antoinette Brigante
Trigger Type: single select
Trigger Guard Color: 100% factory
Type: Flat pistol grip, long tang, field forend
LOP: 14 1/2"
LOP To End Of Wood: 14 1/8"
DAH: 2 1/8"
DAC: 1 3/8"
Cast: 1/8" off
Checkering Condition: perfect
Butt Treatment: browning plate
There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine firearm. 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: Sales tax will be collected based on ship to address
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $280.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK. We ship internationally with additional fees! (**NOTE that most all of this is INSURANCE. If you have your own, we could arrange your insurance covering it.)
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.
Shotgun Gauge: 28 Gauge