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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: 152
Total Listings: 4117
Seller Type:FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
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 28 Gauge – CASED, LONG TANG, 28”, .410 SUPERTUBES, vintage firearms inc
General Specs: Browning, Year 1965, 28 Gauge, 6lb 14oz, Chokes .005/ .004, SK/SK, LOP 14 1/8", DAH 2 1/2", DAC 1 5/8"
Serial Number: 898 F5
Search hard and you will find few Superposed 28ga. guns with the desirable LONG TANG, ROUND KNOB feature. There are several reasons for this, starting with the fact that they did not begin production of the 28ga. Superposed until 1960 and they ended production of long tang, round knob guns in 1965. In a 5-year period only 837 28ga. guns were produced. Why do the collectors and shooters seek these guns out compared to later guns that had short tangs and then square knob pistol grips? First, they are more elegant with the old-world long tang. Second, with the short tangs came salt wood. From 1967 to around 1971 the infamous salt wood debacle tarnished the Superposed guns, literally. Salt was used to dry the wood which then ate away at the metal. Browning stood behind its mistakes and replaced much of the bad wood over time, but guns built during that era are always suspect AND FAR LESS VALUABLE. This gun, sn898 F5 built in 1965, is one of the most desirable Grade 1 Superposed 28ga. guns, as it is LONG TANG, ROUND KNOB, AND HAS THE MOST DESIRABLE 28” BARRELS. The metal on the gun IS IN FACTORY ORIGINAL 98%+ CONDITION, with just a few handling marks and light wear on the underside of the action. Less than 350 Grade 1 28-gauge guns with 28” barrels were made with the long tang, round knob configuration prior to 1966. Study the photos and you will see a Grade 1 that saw little use in the field. This little Superposed 28ga. has nicer wood than most Grade 1 guns, most all the gold on the trigger, We believe this is the best Superposed Grade 1 28ga. presently offered for sale at any price, and it is priced under other offerings with less desirable features. INCLUDED WITH THE PRICE OF THIS GUN IS A BROWNING AIRWAYS SUPERPOSED CASE FOR A TWO BARREL SET AND A SET OF BROWNING .410 SUPERTUBES (sub-gauge tubes) SERIAL NUMBERED TO THIS GUN, COMPLETE WITH THE .410 EJECTORS. The case has a $300 value and the Supertubes are worth about $400 and add some fun versatility to this fine Browning 28ga.. This is an investment quality gun that is highly sought after and will only increase in value as you enjoy its use and care for it wisely. This gun is over 57 years old and still like new! Thanks for looking.
Barrel Length: 28"; 28 5/16" with .410 tubes
Chokes: .005/ .004, Skeet/Skeet
Bores: Mirror, .410 tubes mirror
Bore Diameter: .550/ .548
Wall Thickness: .039/ .036
% Blue: 99% Factory blue
Chambers: 2 3/4"
Ribs: Vented ribs, tight
Sights: Front white bead, middle white bead
Action: Tight way right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: Ejector- timed
Receiver Condition: 98% Factory blue
Engraving: sharp and clear
Trigger Type: Single- crisp; 98% gold
Trigger Guard Color: 99% Factory
Stock Type: Round knob long tang; field forend; nice figured European walnut
LOP: 14 1/8"
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 7/8"
DAH: 2 1/2"
DAC: 1 5/8"
Checkering Condition: Excellent
Butt Treatment: Browning plate
There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on this gun. Call us for full details, or to purchase #616-292-6240. If you have any questions please call or email us. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc
Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price reflects 3% cash discount. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher.)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: Collected in AR, IL, KS, MI, PA, TN
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $200.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK. We ship internationally with additional fees!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes
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.
We employ full time gunsmiths 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: 28 Gauge