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FN Browning Superposed Pre-WWII RARE EARLY with Case
Up for grabs is an FN Browning Superposed O/U shotgun in 12ga. Serial number – 434. This is an original Pre-WWII Superposed made in Belgium by FN between 1931-1939. We beleive it is a Grade I Standard. After speaking with the Browning Historian there are no records of this shotgun being imported into the U.S. This would imply that it was manufactured and sold in Europe in the early 30s and later made its way to the states. Has ejectors and double triggers. Non-Crossfire Rib and mono-block barrel all consistent with these very early Superposeds. LOP = 14 3/8 from the front trigger and 13 3/8″ from the rear trigger both measured to the back of the buttpad. It includes the case which also appears to be original! Has the “Horseshoe” style clip on the front of the forearm. Please refer to the pictures as there is a crack in the stock as well as a chip. We are not sure the choke or chamber size but we took close up pics of all barrel markings for reference so please refer to the pictures. The bore is in Excellent condition and the barrel is 30″ Long.
John M. Browning’s last design before his passing, the Browning Superposed, is a fine over/under shotgun that holds a good deal of collector value. The Superposed achieved the reputation of a singular American legend. The Superposed was prized for its iron durability, forthright masculinity, and lasting impression on the world of shotguns. Original production dates were 1931-1940. Original production grades were Grade I (Lightning/Standard), Pigeon, Diana and Midas. Browning had a long relationship with FN in Belgium. It had manufactured several of his designs, and had agreed to produce the Superposed. In late 1926, he traveled to Liege with his son Val to work on the final details of his design, but he never lived to see it produced. On November 26, 1926, Browning died of an apparent heart attack in his office at FN.
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