Browning Presentation P1 20 Ga - 1977 BAERTEN ENGRAVED
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Browning Presentation P1 20 Ga - 1977 BAERTEN ENGRAVED

Ex Tax: $11,950.00
Brand: Browning
Product Code: Browning Superposed Lightning Presentation 20ga snP33RR1004


General Specs: Browning, Year 1977, 20 Gauge, 6lbs. 1oz., Chokes M/F, LOP 14 3/8", DAH 2 1/8", DAC 1 5/16" Serial Number: P33RR1004 The Browning Superposed has been produced in plain jane field grades to the most elabo...

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General Specs: Browning, Year 1977, 20 Gauge, 6lbs. 1oz., Chokes M/F, LOP 14 3/8", DAH 2 1/8", DAC 1 5/16"
Serial Number: P33RR1004

The Browning Superposed has been produced in plain jane field grades to the most elaborately engraved and finely stocked shotguns ever seen.  The main production for the Browning Superposed was done at the Fabrique Nationale plant in Belgium, running strong from 1931 through 1976 when regular production stopped.  The Superposed then became a custom order only gun, still at FN Belgium, and still in limited production today.  Beginning in 1977, the Superposed was marketed as the “Presentation Grade” and tagged with the designation P1 for their lowest grade, through P4 as the highest grade.  Each of the P Grades had a few choices of engraving patterns.  In general, the P1 and P2 grade guns were not engraved by hand, but acid etched for the engraving.  Because of this, the engravers would not sign the work.  However, the very early P1’s and P2’s were hand engraved, and signed by the engraver.  This gun, snP33RR1004, was the fourth P1 Grade gun built in 1977, hand engraved and signed by Jose Baerten, one of Browning’s most desirable engravers.   Built as a “LIGHTNING” with P1-K engraving on a blued receiver with raised gold inlays, THIS GUN HAS THE CUSTOM ORDERED OPTION OF AN ENGLISH STYLE STOCK YOU WON’T SEE ON OTHER P1 GRADE GUNS. THIS OPTION IS LISTED FOR THE PRESENTATION SERIES IN NED SCHWING’S BOOK “The Browning Superposed”.  This is an amazing field gun, weighing just 6lbs. 1oz. and balanced perfectly 1/8” forward of the hinge pin, with the most desirable 28” barrels factory choked M/F, retaining 99.5% factory blue, perfect bores, barrels tight on the hinge pin and breech face like a new gun.  The gun is stocked with beautifully figured walnut, the field style forend, with excellent checkering and superb wood-to-metal fit and only a few tiny handling marks present.  Everything is mechanically excellent on this gun, with a mechanical single selective trigger, strong ejectors, and perfect screws.  The engraving is beautifully hand cut with very detailed raised gold ducks in flight, presented on a blued receiver that retains 99.5% of the factory blue.  This would be a very expensive gun to order today from the Browning custom shop…easily double what we are going to sell this gun for.  ONLY 102 P1 20 GAUGE GUNS WERE EVER BUILT, AND ONLY A DOZEN OR SO WERE HAND ENGRAVED AND SIGNED BY JOSE BAERTEN, AND EVEN FEWER IN 99.5% CONDITION AND HAVING CUSTOM ORDERED ENGLISH STOCK.  When you consider rarity, desirability of features, and condition you will find this an extraordinary investment quality gun that will only gain value as you enjoy its use.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity…don’t hesitate or she will be somebody else’s treasure soon!  Thanks for looking.


Barrel Length:  28"
Chokes:  .014/.032  M/F
Bores:  perfect mirror
Bore Diameter:  .623/.622
Wall Thickness:  .040/.038
% Blue:  99.5% factory blue
Chambers:  3"
Ribs:  vent-tight
Sights:  front-silver


Action:  tight as new, way right of center
Ejectors or Extractors:  ejectors-timed
Receiver Condition:  100% factory blue
Screws:  perfect
Engraving:  Hand engraved; signed Jose Baerten; sharp; P-1K designation
Trigger Type:  single-crisp; gold 99%
Trigger Guard Color:  99% factory; special order long tang


Type:  English/field forend; special order English on a Lightning gun
LOP:  14 3/8"
LOP To End Of Wood:  14 1/8"
DAH:  2 1/8"
DAC:  1 5/16"
Cast:  Neutral
Checkering Condition:  superb
Butt Treatment:  Browning buttplate


There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on long guns. If it is a "VFI Certified" gun there is a 90 day mechanical warranty. Call or email us for more details or questions. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc

Payment and Shipping

Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price reflects 3% cash discount. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher.)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: Collected in CO, FL, MI
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $200.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK.
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes


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We employ full time gunsmiths 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.