Browning Superposed 28ga. - GRADE 1, FACTORY 99% 1960, RARE FIND!
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Category: Browning Belgium Shotguns - O/U Superposed - Browning Shotguns - O/U
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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: 82
Total Number of Listings: 2173
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.)
Browning Superposed 28 Gauge Over & Under
GRADE 1, FACTORY 99%, 1960, RARE FIND!
General Specs: Browning, Year 1960, 28 Gauge, 6lbs 4oz, O/U
Serial Number: 0F116
COLLECTORS TAKE NOTE. THIS COULD BE ONE OF A HANDFUL OF PROTOTYPE 28GA. BROWNINGS. If you have seen BROWNING MARKED, FACTORY barrels in this configuration please contact me to discuss. I have researched and these are BROWNING FACTORY BARRELS, WITH ALL BROWNING ROLL STAMPS CORRECT FOR THE PERIOD, AND BROWNING VENT RIB AND MATTING. There are some that will assume these are Simmons/Cordy made barrels that came out in the late 1950’s, but I have documentation that all Simmons/Cordy barrels were so marked and had a Simmons rib on them. These barrels are all Browning factory in every way, including the vent rib, match the factory letter included with the sale, but they have no side ribs and a unique barrel arrangement at the muzzle. Please call for additional information and photo documentation. 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, sn0F116 built in 1960, IS IN FACTORY ORIGINAL 99%+CONDITION, with just a few handling marks in the original wood finish, LOP of 14 3/8”" to the original horn butt plate, and the chokes are unaltered SK/SK. Study the photos and you will see a Grade 1 that saw little use in the field. 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. 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: 26.5"
Chokes: .007/.006 SK/SK factory marked
Bores: perfect mirror
Bore Diameter: .548/.551
Wall Thickness: .040/.036
% Blue: 99% factory
Chambers: 2 3/4"
Ribs: vent rib, tight
Sights: double, ivory
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, super strong, timed
Case Color: blue factory 99%
Engraving: sharp clear grade 1 factory original
Trigger Type: single selective trigger, crisp
Trigger Guard Color: 99% factory
Type: round knob, long tang
LOP: 14 3/8"
LOP To End Of Wood: 14"
DAH: 2 1/2"
DAC: 1 5/8"
Cast: 1/4" off
Checkering Condition: excellent
Butt Treatment: horn butt 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: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $95.00 We ship internationally!
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.