General Specs: Browning, Year 1968, 12 Gauge, 6lbs. 10oz., Chokes IC/M, LOP 14 1/4", DAH 2 3/8", DAC 1 1/2"
Serial Number: 87141 S8
Superposed is one of the finest over/under shotguns in history. Produced...
General Specs: Browning, Year 1968, 12 Gauge, 6lbs. 10oz., Chokes IC/M, LOP 14 1/4", DAH 2 3/8", DAC 1 1/2" Serial Number: 87141 S8
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
1977 when regular production stopped. In 1967 Browning introduced the Superposed
"SUPERLIGHT" in the 12ga. and finally was born a true upland bird
gun. The Superlight was an instant
success amongst upland hunters. A
typical Browning Lightning 12ga. weighed about 7 1/4lbs. At 6lbs. 10oz. and balanced perfectly between
the hands, 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, sn87141 S8 built in late 1968, has not been altered since leaving the
factory, a rare find. THERE WERE ONLY 88
SUPERLIGHTS EVER MADE IN PIGEON GRADE, SO THIS IS A SUPER-RARE BROWNING. The serial number would place the action
as being made in 1968, but the Pigeon Grade Superlight wasn’t catalogued until
1971, so either it was custom ordered in 1968 as a Pigeon Grade, or the
Superlight action was serial numbered in 1968 but not put to a gun until 1971. The barrels, action, and trigger guard retain
99% factory finishes. The barrels are
tight on the hinge pin and breech face like a new gun, have mirror shiny bores,
and the top lever well right of center.
The screws are perfect, and the mechanics are as well. This gun has not been shot much at all. The wood is highly figured with no cracks or
repairs, perfect checkering and wood to metal fit, factory original finish with
normal field marks, and a 14 1/4” LOP to the factory buttplate. WE HAVE SALT TESTED THIS GUN IN OUR SHOP
AND GUARANTEE IN WRITING IT IS A “NO SALT” GUN.
SEE LETTER IN PHOTOS. There are few Over/Under 12ga. shotguns that
weigh under 7lbs. This gun will work
equally well on the sporting clays course.
See below for the specifications of the gun. The Browning Superlight Pigeon Grades have
been going up in value in the last few years, making for a great investment
quality gun that will be worth more in the future as you care for it and enjoy
its use. If you want the wood restored
to new within 10 weeks of purchase, we can do that. Thanks for looking!
Action: tight, slight right of center Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors-timed Receiver Condition: 99% French Grey factory Screws: perfect Engraving: Pigeon Grade, excellent; special order; not standard in 1968 Trigger Type: single-crisp Trigger Guard Color: 99% factory French Grey
Type: English/slim forend; nice figure with feather crotch fiddleback LOP: 14 1/4" LOP To End Of Wood: 14" DAH: 2 3/8" DAC: 1 1/2" Cast: neutral Checkering Condition: excellent-factory 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
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 CO, FL, MI
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $160.00 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.