Fabrique Nationale - Browning Superposed - B2 Grade
Guns International #: 100854646 Seller's Inventory #: 62 FN B2
Category: Browning Belgium Shotguns - O/U Superposed Pointer - F N Shotguns
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Company: Private Seller
Member Since: 9/4/15
Country: United States
Number of Active Listings: 2
Total Number of Listings: 20
Seller: Private Seller
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
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1962 FN B2 12ga 30" narrow (8mm) vent rib - XF/M Trap model engraved (double-signed) by Nelly Watrin. 5-digit serial (pre-alpha/numeric code) manufactured November 1962 (as confirmed by FN archives). 'Most desirable RKLT and 'Y'-tang configuration. Factory original (except for pad) AND all original finishes (i.e., means exactly what it says) - all matching numbers - typical FN natural gray finished trigger - scarce 'factory' Monte-Carlo stock (1-1/2" parallel comb). Std. semi-beavertail trap forearm. Neutral cast 14-3/8" standard LOP. Weight: 8lbs but it has the handling dynamics and balance of a 'Lightening' weight gun. The pad that arrived on this gun was dreadfully unappealing and did not appear original so I had a 'period'-correct Browning 'White-line' field pad professionally installed. I still have the other pad. I have no other information about this gun's history or provenance other than I imported it from the UK in 2015. Chokes measure .041"/.018". Subjects: Calling Capercaillie (ca-per-KAY-lee) right side, Pheasants left, Partridge on bottom. Exceptional dark wood grain and original finish. A scarcely-seen FN B2 Grade example (especially in this condition) in the States and excellent example of the early 60's Browning quality in a popular FN pattern by a noted FN Master. Engraving details very similar to the Pointer Grade which is why this B2 is listed here. This gun breaks Trap targets with ease and would also be a great trap doubles, 'high-bird' pheasant or 'ZZ-bird' (helice) gun.
A 'collection' should be a reflection of each collector. When you realize you've only accumulated what you think everybody else wants or collects, then an acquisition becomes a mere act of scratching an item off a general wish list. You've satisfied the itch momentarily - Now what? If you've been searching for something a little more individualistic (or to personalize your collection) than the usual standard Browning patterns, you might consider this uniquely European-styled 'faux-sculptured' frame Fabrique Nationale B2 example. The only 'faux-sculptured' frame in the Browning patterns was the scarce and highly-desirable Grade IV pattern.
Photos are intended to convey general condition of wood and metal finishes. Case is NOT included. Please view thoroughly and ask questions. Buyer pays $75 shipping and insurance costs (UPS Ground) to lower 48. Personal or cashier's check, or money order accepted – 7-day waiting times apply to all except Postal Money Orders. No credit cards accepted. Item ships to an FFL whose current license copy must accompany payment or can be emailed directly to me. No disassembly, non-shooting 3-day inspection. Item does not leave your FFL until either transferred to its new owner or returned UPS ground by that FFL. If not satisfied with the item as priced, return in same condition and as packaged. I will provide a return FFL, re-inspect the item upon receipt, and refund purchase price less $100 (my initial shipping, insurance plus re-transfer fee from my FFL) if received in same condition. 'Will consider International shipments subject to other terms (electronic wire transfer and no returns, etc.) and conditions (buyer arranges and pays permit/export/import/tax burdens). Feel free to ask questions via e-mail feature below. Specific additional photos can be provided upon serious inquiries' request. Thank You for your interest and Please check my other Superposed listings. Happy Hunting!