General Specs: Browning, Year 1969, 20 Gauge, 5lbs. 14oz., Chokes M/F, LOP 13 7/8", DAH 2 1/8", DAC 1 3/8"
Serial Number: 58519V69
Superposed is one of the finest over/under shotguns in history. Produced ...
General Specs: Browning, Year 1969, 20 Gauge, 5lbs. 14oz., Chokes M/F, LOP 13 7/8", DAH 2 1/8", DAC 1 3/8" Serial Number: 58519V69
Superposed is one of the finest over/under shotguns in history. Produced in plain jane field grades to the
most elaborately engraved and finely stocked shotguns ever seen, production of
the Browning Superposed was done in Belgium, running strong from 1931 through
1976 when production stopped. In 1969 Browning introduced the Superposed
"SUPERLIGHT" in the 20ga. and finally was born a true upland bird
gun. A typical Browning Lightning model
weighs about 6 1/2lbs. in 20ga. At 5lbs.
14oz. and balanced dead on the hinge pin, this 20-bore Superlight is 3/4lb.
lighter than a typical Lightning Model. This is a dynamic upland bird gun, with
its straight hand stock, rounded frame, and slim, tapered forend that can be
carried all day without fatigue. This
gun, sn58519 V69 built in 1969, is one of only 973 total 20ga. Superlight guns
made between 1969 and 1984. THIS IS A SPECIAL-ORDER
GUN, AS WHEN INTRODUCED IN 1969 THE 20GA. SUPERLIGHT WAS ONLY OFFERED WITH A
SOLID RIB AND IC/M CHOKES. This gun was
shipped with a non-tapered ventilated rib, VERY DESIRABLE AND RARE M/F CHOKES,
and a factory length of pull of 13 7/8” (see the curved butt in the
photos…factory, not cut). The wood on
this Superlight has the nicest figure I have ever seen on a Grade 1, as they
are usually quite plain. The wood is
European walnut with fiddleback grain running front to back…really great wood. Browning guys are known to love the more
figured wood and the gun is worth more because of it. Highly desired by upland hunters that are in
the know, these guns usually are only found in used condition showing wear on
the bottom of the receiver and the usual nicks and dings from use. Guns built between 1969 and 1971 were prone
to having “saltwood”. WE HAVE SALT TESTED THIS GUN IN OUR SHOP AND GUARANTEE
IN WRITING IT IS A “NO SALT” GUN. SEE
LETTER IN PHOTOS. Many of the
Superlight guns weigh north of 6lbs. sometimes to 6 1/4lb.s, so finding one at
5lbs. 14oz. and having killer wood is even more rare. There are few Over/Under 20ga. shotguns that
weigh under 6lbs. The Belgium Superposed
20ga. guns have been going up in value in the last year or two, 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. Specifications
can be seen below, and the photos tell the rest of the story. There is no wear on this gun…it is as
new. Thanks for looking!
Action: tight, right of center Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors-timed Receiver Condition: 99% factory Screws: perfect Engraving: clear, sharp, Superlight Grade 1 Trigger Type: single-crisp Trigger Guard Color: 99% factory
Type: English/slim field forend, no schnabel; butt tiger stripe fiddleback LOP: 13 7/8" factory LOP LOP To End Of Wood: 13 5/8" DAH: 2 1/8" DAC: 1 3/8" Cast: 1/8" off Checkering Condition: perfect 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
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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 $115.00 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.