163. Browning Prewar Pigeon Grade Superposed Over Under Shotgun

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serial #9668, 12 ga., 28" barrels choked improved cylinder and modified with bright about excellent bores which show a couple spots with the remnants of some very light oxidation, about halfway down their lengths. The barrels retain about 95-97% original blue, the loss due to some light muzzle wear, even overall fading and the expected very sparse, very very light handling marks from the years. The frame is a silvery tarnished pewter patina with the typical loose flowing scroll and chiseled oakleaf decoration flanking the top lever with pigeons in-flight left and right. The checkered round knob English walnut buttstock and field style forend rate very good to very good plus with the overall dings and handling marks one would expect from a carefully hunted arm, a couple of prominent dings on the left of comb. There is nice crazing and crackling original varnish and the Browning Superposed "figure 8" bone buttplate still in place. The gun locks up tightly with the top lever still slightly right of center and features double triggers, ejectors and non-automatic safety and seems to function well mechanically. Still a very handsome 1935-manufactured Pigeon Grade that one could still enjoy afield while still maintaining investment potential. (38585-33) {C&R} (3000/5000) SOLD FOR $3,220.00

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