160. Browning Pre-War Diana Grade Superposed Over Under Shotgun

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serial #2597, 12 ga., 30" ventilated rib barrels both choked a light full or a very tight modified with bright excellent bores. The barrels retain about 95-97% original blue, the loss is due primarily to even fading and some light handling wear, they are equipped with dual ivory target beads. The receiver remains a very lovely silvery pewter-gray color and features the delicate tight scroll these early guns are known for with pheasants left, waterfowl right and grouse on the belly of the frame. The barrel bolsters are silvery pewter as well and show deep relief floral engraving with tight scroll on the forend iron and bottom metal. The checkered round knob French walnut buttstock and field style forend rate very good to very good plus with much original varnish and the expected overall very light dings and handling marks that come from a field-used arm. The shotgun has been professionally fitted with a Browning white line ventilated recoil pad for a 13 7/8" length of pull. Features double triggers, ejectors and non-automatic safety, the arm locks up tightly with the top lever at center, and seems to function well mechanically. The shotgun rides in a vintage Browning leather luggage case with blue baize interior and the key included. Overall a very handsome and very usable in 1932-manufactured Browning Superposed Diana Grade shotgun. (38659-65) {C&R} (4000/6000) SOLD FOR $6,325.00

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