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
Superposed has been produced in plain jane field grades to the most elabo...
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
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.
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
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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.