Browning Superposed 12 Ga - RARE PIGEON GRADE SUPERLIGHT
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Browning Superposed 12 Ga - RARE PIGEON GRADE SUPERLIGHT

Ex Tax: $8,750.00
Brand: Browning
Product Code: Browning Superposed Superlight 12ga sn87141 S8


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 The Browning Superposed is one of the finest over/under shotguns in history.  Produced...

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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

The Browning 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!


Barrel Length:  26 1/2"
Chokes:  .009/.020  IC/M
Bores:  mirror
Bore Diameter: .728/.728 
Wall Thickness:  .029/.026
% Blue:  99% factory
Chambers:  2 3/4"
Ribs:  tight
Sights:  front-silver


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.