Browning Superposed Midas .410 – 1 OF 150, SPECIAL ORDER, AS NEW, BOX, vintage firearms inc
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Category: Browning Belgium Shotguns - O/U Superposed Midas - Shotguns - .410 Gauge
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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: 86
Total Number of Listings: 3239
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.)
General Specs: Browning, Year 1975, .410 Gauge, 6lbs 4oz, Chokes M/F
Serial Number: 286J75
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 level of engraving and wood offered for the regular production models, and was cut with deep relief style acanthus scroll with nicely shaded background, 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 gun, sn286 J75 made in 1975 was produced as a .410 bore gun and the accompanying Browning factory letter tells us that the gun was CUSTOM ORDERED WITH A SUPERLIGHT BUTTSTOCK AND SCHNABEL FOREND…A VERY UNIQUE MIDAS .410! This fine Midas small bore is in mint condition and comes in the original Browning factory box with intact end label and includes the instruction booklet. The wood has 14 ¼” LOP to the factory buttplate. The barrels are 26 ½” and factory choked M/F. The game scene vignettes are signed by engraver Mario Bodson and the deep cut, shaded background scroll work is signed by Jean Marie Florent…a double signed Midas. 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 .410 WAS ONLY 149 GUNS DURING THE ENTIRE PRODUCTION RUN STARTING IN 1964 AND ENDING 1977. This is one of the finest examples you will ever encounter, and for the collector, finding a Midas .410 with documented special-order wood makes this gun all-the-more desirable. The English style stock and Schnabel forend are incredibly attractive and racy on this little over/under, and the wood figure is outstanding! The gun has been fired a few times as evidenced by a faint primer ring around the firing pin holes, so you can enjoy a day afield or at the club with this fine Midas Grade and not harm the value. I like the M/F chokes on the .410 bore for hunting or clays. The high grade, low production, small bore Browning Superposed guns have been in high demand over the last few years and are a solid investment quality firearm that you can enjoy and shoot while the gun continues to increase in value. We are offering the gun at a very reasonable price for an as new, factory documented Midas Grade .410. Thanks for looking!
Barrel Length: 26 1/2"
Chokes: .012/.024 M/F factory
Bore Diameter: .407/.406
% Blue: 100% factory
Ribs: Vent rib
Sights: Ivory Front
Action: tight, way right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors - excellent
Case Color: blued action 100% factory
Engraving: mario bodsom game scene; Jean Marie Florent scroll
Trigger Type: Single crisp
Trigger Guard Color: special order long tang 100%
Type: Straight stock/schnabel forend
LOP: 14 1/4"
LOP To End Of Wood: 14"
DAH: 2 1/8"
DAC: 1 3/8"
Cast: 1/8" Off
Checkering Condition: perfect
Butt Treatment: Browning Black Plate
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: Sales tax will be collected based on ship to address
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $300.00 We ship internationally! (**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. 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.
Shotgun Gauge: .410 Gauge