Browning Superposed 12 Gauge – PINTAIL LIMITED EDITION, 1 OF 280
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Browning Superposed 12 Gauge – PINTAIL LIMITED EDITION, 1 OF 280

$9,950.00
Ex Tax: $9,950.00
Brand: Browning
Product Code: Browning B25 12ga sn8H4PZ00319

Overview

General Specs: Browning, Year 1982, 12 Gauge, Weight 7lbs 8oz, Chokes M/F, LOP 14 5/16", DAH 2 7/16", DAC 1 1/2" Serial Number: 8H4PZ00319 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 1982, 12 Gauge, Weight 7lbs 8oz, Chokes M/F, LOP 14 5/16", DAH 2 7/16", DAC 1 1/2"
Serial Number: 8H4PZ00319

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.  The Browning Superposed, or B25, from 1977-1984 was now available as a FN Belgium made product labeled the “PRESENTATION SERIES”.  There were 4 levels of production guns, the P-1 through the P-4.  The first two level of guns were acid etched engraving for cost savings, the P-3 had hand engraved vignette scenes, and the P-4 was entirely hand engraved.  The B25 we offer here was part of the Limited Edition Waterfowl Series that began with the American Mallard Issue, released in 1981.  1982 launched the Pintail Issue, and 1983 launched the Black Duck Issue.  Each were limited to 500 guns, but in fact were produced in lower numbers, ie 356 Mallards, 280 Pintails, and 314 Black Duck Issues.  This Browning Superposed Limited Edition Pintail Issue, sn8H4PZ00319 built in 1982, is a FACTORY ORIGINAL, UNTOUCHED B25 in 99%+++ condition, with no marks or loss of bluing, no wear at all on the action, and a few tiny handling marks in the buttstock.  THIS IS A RARE, VALUABLE, INVESTMENT QUALITY BROWNING, ONE OF 280 EVER PRODUCED!  The French walnut stocks are highly figured exhibition grade wood, with a hand-rubbed oil finish, the best figure you will ever see on any Waterfowl Series Browning.  We all know that wood quality is what enhances value from one gun to the next, and Browning lovers are known to trade up to get the best wood available on the model in question.  The Waterfowl Series, including this rarely seen Pintail Issue, were in the same price and quality range as the P-3 Grade, with the exception that the Waterfowl Series had French walnut rather than the American walnut on the P-3 guns.  Look closely at the photos and you will see stunning, highly detailed, full coverage engraving, perfect wood-to-metal fit, and impeccable 28LPI checkering with elaborate borders.  Keep in mind these were all hand fitted, master craftsman produced guns, rarely seen in today’s modern CNC era of gun making.  Presented in a walnut display case (included in this sale) the Browning Pintail is a stunning gun, with 7 heavy, raised gold inlays, framed by inlaid gold wire on each side forming vignettes, the engraving contained within being hand-cut and signed by master engravers Jeannine Pirotte and J. Schurgers.  This gun is AS NEW, THE BARRELS STILL STIFF ON THE HINGE WITH TOP LEVER WELL TO THE RIGHT OF CENTER, ALL OF THE GOLD REMAINING ON THE TRIGGER, AND ZERO WEAR ON THE CHECKERING.  The checkered butt has not a mark or a nick.  We often see the American Mallard Issue for sale, but rarely does the Pintail become available for sale and is the most difficult of the Series to acquire.  You won’t find a nicer one, and we have priced this gun to sell.  See all the specifications below. Thanks for looking, and don’t miss this stunning Browning B25.  


Barrels

Barrel Length:  28"
Chokes:  .015/ .033  Modified/Full
Bores:  perfect
Bore Diameter:  .726/ .726
Wall Thickness:  .039/ .040
% Blue:  99+%
Chambers:  3"
Ribs:  Vent ribs, tight
Sights:  Front ivory bead, Rear ivory bead

Action

Action:  tight, right of center
Ejectors or Extractors:  Ejectors- timed
Case Color:  100% french grey
Screws:  pefect
Engraving:  vignettes hand engraved; 7 pintails in raised gold
Trigger Type:  mechanical Single, crisp
Trigger Guard Color:  100% coin with embossed gold

Stock

Type:  round knob/long tang, field forend
LOP:  14 5/16"
LOP To End Of Wood:  14 5/16"
DAH:  2 7/16
DAC:  1 1/2"
Cast:  Heel 1/8"off, Toe 1/8"off
Checkering Condition:  28 lines per inch
Butt Treatment:  skip line checkered butt



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 $250.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK. We ship internationally with additional fees! (**NOTE that most all of this is INSURANCE, and due to the large wooden case.)
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.