Browning Diana 20 Gauge – 100% AS NEW, 28” IC/IM; CASED, BUTTPLATE
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Browning Diana 20 Gauge – 100% AS NEW, 28” IC/IM; CASED, BUTTPLATE

$12,750.00
Ex Tax: $12,750.00
Brand: Browning
Product Code: Browning Diana 20ga sn57650V69

Overview

General Specs: Browning, Year 1969, 20 Gauge, 6lbs 12oz, Chokes IC/IM Factory, LOP 14 3/8, DAH 2 1/2", DAC 1 1/2" Serial Number: 57650V69 The Browning Superposed is one of the finest over/under shotguns in history and ...

Call: 1 (616) 292-6240 To Purchase

General Specs: Browning, Year 1969, 20 Gauge, 6lbs 12oz, Chokes IC/IM Factory, LOP 14 3/8, DAH 2 1/2", DAC 1 1/2"
Serial Number: 57650V69

The Browning Superposed is one of the finest over/under shotguns in history and one of John Browning’s most brilliant 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 traditional production stopped.  This fine Diana Grade, sn57650 V69 made in 1969, HAS BEEN COMPLETELY RESTORED AND RESTOCKED BY ART’S GUN IN MISSOURI, THE PREMIER BROWNING RESTORATION ARTIST IN THE USA.  SHIPPED FROM THE FACTORY AS A DIANA GRADE…NOT AN UPGRADE.  NEW WOOD IS SPECTACULAR AND IS DEFINITIVELY A “NO SALT” GUN.  The gun remains in 100% as new condition without a mark in wood or metal. This is a grand example of a Browning Diana Grade, with extraordinary wood, desirable round knob pistol grip, incredible hand cut, deep-carved engraving with deep-relief game scenes double signed by Louis Acampo (one of FN’s top engravers), shaded backgrounds, and wonderful bank-note style scroll.  This gun retains 100% of the factory quality barrel blue and French Grey on the action, 100% of the gold plating on the triggers, and 100% wood finish with no handling or “safe” marks.  While searching for your Superposed on the internet, keep in mind that some of the guns shown are guns that left the factory as Grade 1 guns and were later upgraded to a Diana Grade by Angelo Bee, Gino Cargnel, or one of the other FN engravers.  Others are from the salt year between 1966 and 1972 that haven’t been restocked or certified by a competent source as “salt free”.  None of these later guns are worth the value of a genuine Diana Grade restored by the nation’s best.  Also, Skeet guns with fat forearms are all less valuable and hence may appear to be a “cheaper” alternative.  Most of the Diana Grade guns being offered for sale have the less desirable 26” barrels and skeet chokes.  Diana Grade guns with 28” barrels choked for chasing upland game bring a premium value. The gun is like a new gun with a tight action and barrels firm on the hinge and tight on face.  The bores are excellent and the mechanics function perfectly.  This is a gorgeous Diana Grade priced well under pre-1966 guns and will make a great field gun that will continue to grow in value as you enjoy its use.  Having been through Art Isaacson’s shop guarantees top quality in all ways.  For those who know about the wait time for restoring a vintage shotgun, it is usually over 1 year to have done.  No waiting for this one!  This Diana Grade is housed in a period correct Browning Airways hard case that is in near new condition (a $425 value in this condition).  Time to treat yourself to one of the most handsome Superposed grades they made…the Diana Grade!  Thanks for looking.


Barrels

Barrel Length:  28"
Chokes:  .014/ .022  marked **-/ *-; Improved Cylinder/Improved Modified factory
Bores:  mirror
Bore Diameter:  .622/ .622
Wall Thickness:  .037/ .037
% Blue:  99%+ 
Chambers:  3"
Ribs:  vent- tight
Sights:  double ivory

Action

Action:  tight, right of center
Ejectors or Extractors:  Ejectors- timed- strong
Receiver Condition:  coin finish 100%
Screws:  perfect
Engraving:  95% cover, deep, washed, signed L. ACampo.
Trigger Type:  single- crisp- intertia
Trigger Guard Color:  100% coin 

Stock

Type:  short tang round knob; field forend
LOP:  14 3/8"
LOP To End Of Wood:  14 1/16"
DAH:  2 1/2"
DAC:  1 1/2"
Cast:  0
Checkering Condition:  perfect
Butt Treatment:  hard rubber- Browning



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 $210.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK. We ship internationally with additional fees! (**NOTE that most all of this is INSURANCE.  If you have your own, we could arrange your insurance covering it.)
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.