Browning Superposed 12 Ga - SUPERLIGHT, FN 1965 GUN
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Browning Superposed 12 Ga - SUPERLIGHT, FN 1965 GUN

Ex Tax: $2,950.00
Brand: Browning
Product Code: Browning Superposed 12ga sn41120 S5


General Specs: Browning, Year 1965, 12 Gauge, 6lbs. 9oz., Chokes IC/IM, LOP 14 1/4", DAH 2 7/16", DAC 1 1/2" Serial Number: 41120 S5 John Browning’s Superposed is one of the finest over/under shotguns in history and on...

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General Specs: Browning, Year 1965, 12 Gauge, 6lbs. 9oz., Chokes IC/IM, LOP 14 1/4", DAH 2 7/16", DAC 1 1/2"
Serial Number: 41120 S5

John Browning’s Superposed is one of the finest over/under shotguns in history and one of John Browning’s most prolific designs.  Production of the Browning Superposed was done in Belgium, running strong from 1931 through 1977 when regular production stopped.   In 1967 Browning introduced the Superposed "SUPERLIGHT" in the 12ga. and finally was born a true upland bird gun.  The Superlight was an instant success amongst upland hunters.  A typical Browning Lightning 12ga. weighed about 7 1/4lbs.  At 6lbs. 9oz. and balanced perfectly on the hinge pin, this 12 bore Superlight is 3/4lb. lighter!  This is a dynamic upland bird gun, with its straight hand stock, rounded frame, and slim field style forend that can be carried all day without fatigue.  This gun, sn41120 S5 built in 1965, is in excellent condition with 98% factory blue on the metal and only light handling marks in the wood finish.  YOU WILL NOTE THIS GUN CONTRADICTS THE 1967 INTRODUCTION DATE FOR THE BROWNING SUPERLIGHT SHOWN IN THE BROWNING CATALOGS OF THE TIME.  That is because this gun is not labeled as a Browning gun, but a Fabrique Nationale gun made for the European market.  It is the exact same gun as the Browning Superlight introduced to the USA several years later but had IC/IM chokes instead of the Browning IC/M chokes.  IF you hunt pheasants, you will appreciate the longer reach for your second shot this gun provides.  The 26 1/2" barrels have perfect bores and are tight as new on the hinge pin and breech face. The wood is lightly figured with no cracks, excellent checkering, perfect wood to metal fit, about 85% factory varnish with normal field marks, and a 14 1/4" LOP to factory butt plate.   This is not a common gun, especially one found in the same configuration as shipped from the factory with no pad added or choke alterations and still in gorgeous condition.  Highly desired by upland hunters that are in the know, it is rare to even find a nice one for sale.  There are few Over/Under 12ga. shotguns that weigh under 7lbs. let alone a gun at 6 1/2lbs.  This gun will work equally well on the sporting clays course as well.  See below for the specifications of the gun.  THIS IS A PRE-SALT GUN…NO WORRIES!  The Browning Superposed Superlight 12ga. guns have been going up in value in the last few years, so they are a great investment quality gun that will be worth more in the future as you care for it and enjoy its use.  Just in time for the upcoming bird season.  Don’t you deserve the perfect upland, classic over/under this year?  Thanks for looking! 


Barrel Length:  26 1/2"
Chokes:  .013/.033  IC/IM factory chokes; rare
Bores:  mirror
Bore Diameter:  .728/.729
Wall Thickness:  .031/.028
% Blue:  99% factory blue
Chambers:  2 3/4"
Ribs:  solid rib; tight
Sights:  front-silver


Action:  tight, right of center
Ejectors or Extractors:  ejectors-timed
Receiver Condition:  98% factory blue
Screws:  excellent
Engraving:  FN "A1" pattern; Pre-Browning Superlight (1967)
Trigger Type:  single-crisp
Trigger Guard Color:  93% factory blue


Type:  English/slim forend; plain straight grain Euro walnut
LOP:  14 1/4"
LOP To End Of Wood:  14"
DAH:  2 7/16"
DAC:  1 1/2"
Cast:  neutral
Checkering Condition:  excellent, factory
Butt Treatment:  factory plate


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 $90.00 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.