Browning Superposed 12 Gauge – SUPERLIGHT, M/F, RARE, 1 OF 88 MADE
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Browning Superposed 12 Gauge – SUPERLIGHT, M/F, RARE, 1 OF 88 MADE

$8,950.00
Ex Tax: $8,950.00
Brand: Browning
Product Code: Browning Pigeon 12ga sn14152S72

Overview

General Specs: Browning, Year 1972, 12 Gauge, 6lbs 11oz, Chokes M/F, LOP 14 1/4", DAH 2 7/16", DAC 1 9/16" Serial Number: 14152S72 The Browning Superposed is one of the finest over/under shotguns in history and one of ...

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General Specs: Browning, Year 1972, 12 Gauge, 6lbs 11oz, Chokes M/F, LOP 14 1/4", DAH 2 7/16", DAC 1 9/16"
Serial Number: 14152S72

The Browning Superposed is one of the finest over/under shotguns in history and one of John Browning’s most prolific designs.  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 1977 when regular production stopped.   In 1967 Browning introduced the Superposed "SUPERLIGHT" in the 12ga. and finally was born a true upland bird gun.  Available only in the Grade 1 until 1971 when all the engraving patterns were catalogued, the Superlight was an instant success amongst upland hunters.  A typical Browning Lightning 12ga. weighed about 7 1/4lbs.  At 6lbs. 11oz. and balanced perfectly on the hinge pin, this 12 bore Superlight is almost 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, sn14152 S72 built in late 1972, is one of only 209 graded 12ga. Superlight guns made between 1971 and 1977.  THAT IS RARE, BUT THERE WERE ONLY 88 EVER MADE IN PIGEON GRADE, AND MOST WERE IC/M CHOKED, SO THIS IS A SUPER-RARE BROWNING!  Better yet, the gun is in near new condition with no visible wear on the gun, just a few handling marks.  The wood is highly figured with no cracks or repairs, perfect checkering and wood to metal fit, superb finish and a 14 ¼” LOP to a Browning factory pad…very classy!  Highly desired by upland hunters that are in the know, it is rare to even find one for sale.  With the very rare M/F chokes you have the finest pheasant and sharptail upland gun you could hope for in an over/under.  There are few Over/Under 12ga. shotguns that weigh under 7lbs.  This gun will work equally well on the sporting clays course as well.  See below for the specifications of the gun.  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.  Thanks for looking!


Barrels

Barrel Length:  26 3/8"
Chokes:  .020/ .040   marked **/*  Modified/Full
Bores:  mirror
Bore Diameter:  .729/ .730
Wall Thickness:  .033/ .032
% Blue:  99% factory
Chambers:  2 3/4"
Ribs:  tight
Sights:  Front silver bead

Action

Action:  tight, way right of center
Ejectors or Extractors:  ejectors - timed
Receiver Condition:  99% coin finish factory
Screws:  perfect
Engraving:  pigeon grade, clear, crisp
Trigger Type:  single- crisp
Trigger Guard Color:  99% coin finish

Stock

Type:  Straight stock/ Field forend with schnabel; high figure for Pigeon
LOP:  14 1/4"
LOP To End Of Wood:  13 3/8"
DAH:  2 7/16"
DAC:  1 9/16"
Cast:  Heel 0, Toe 1/8" off
Checkering Condition:  perfect
Butt Treatment:  browning factory pad



INQUIRIES

There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on this gun. Call us for full details, or to purchase #616-292-6240. If you have any questions please call or email us, at jay@vfiguns.com or sales@vfiguns.com. 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 AR, IL, KS, MI, PA, TN
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $165.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK. We ship internationally with additional fees!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes

Other

Please see all of our fine Vintage Firearms on this website. We have many more sxs shotguns, o/u shotguns, rifles and handguns not yet listed, check back or email us for a preview. We are a Wilson Combat dealer! Thanks for looking!

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.