General Specs: Browning, Year 1996, 20 Gauge, 6lbs, Chokes IC/IM, LOP 14 3/8", DAH 2 3/16", DAC 1 3/8"
Serial Number: 324NV02484
Superposed is one of the finest over/under shotguns in history and one of Jo...
General Specs: Browning, Year 1996, 20 Gauge, 6lbs, Chokes IC/IM, LOP 14 3/8", DAH 2 3/16", DAC 1 3/8" Serial Number: 324NV02484
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. Production continued
in the FN Custom Shop with the Presentation Series through 1984. Today, most Americans are unaware that you
can still buy a Belgium made, hand-fitted Superposed Browning B25, as they are
not offered at most Browning dealers, and most are sold in Great Britain and
Europe. In fact, 20% of all guns at the
British “castle” shoots (driven bird shoots) are Browning B25 guns, making it
the second most popular gun of any maker being used by the elite gunners in
Great Britain. This amazing B25 is the
“Traditional Model with Gold”, sn324NV02484 built in 1996, and remains in new
condition in all ways. This is quite a
well-thought out Superposed, with 28” LM/IM field choked barrels, the action is
rounded like the Superlight actions and is fully case colored and hand engraved
with gold wire inlays (signed by the engraver Augustus Poe), and the wood is
nicely figured English walnut with very attractive fiddleback figure and the
most desirable round knob, long tang configuration with a delightful Schnabel
forend. The gun weighs 6lbs. and
balances just ahead of the hinge pin, and nothing has been altered on the gun
since it left the FN factory. The
finishes are all factor original, with over 99% blue on the barrels, over 99%
case color on the action and trigger guard, and the original factory oil finish
on the wood a solid 99%+++ percent. The
mechanics are excellent with the barrels still tight on the hinge pin and
breech face and top lever that is way right of center. This gun has not been shot more than a few
times. The gun came to us in a proper
box, but it appears to have the serial number inked in over another, so not
sure if it is factory correct to the gun.
All of the original paperwork documenting the gun is included as shown
in the photos. The Traditional can still
be custom ordered at a cost of $18,000 without gold, and over $19,000 with the
gold wire inlays. You can own this one
at a fraction of that price and it is essentially a new gun. Not only that, you will avoid the 1 year plus
wait for a newly ordered B25 Superposed.
Thanks for looking!
Action: tight as new, way right of center Ejectors or Extractors: Ejectors, timed, strong Case Color: 99%, deep , rich case color, factory Screws: case color, perfect Engraving: excellent Trigger Type: single, crisp Trigger Guard Color: 99% case color
Type: long tang round knob; field forend LOP: 14 3/8" LOP To End Of Wood: 14" DAH: 2 3/16" DAC: 1 3/8" Cast: Heel 3/8"off, Toe 7/16"off Checkering Condition: very fine Butt Treatment: Browning
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 $185.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK. We ship internationally with additional fees!
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.