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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:41 pm 
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Anatidae, high quality wood and checkering!




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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:33 am 
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claysmoker wrote:
I was pretty proud of my Grade V Citoris, but after those gorgeous stocks from Fugotti, I'm almost embarassed. WOW!

But here they are anyway.
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claysmoker:

That's some awesome lumber!! Congrats! {hs#

Please post some pics of your Grade V's on the Engraved Superposed & Other Brownings thread: http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=286714

Love those Grade V's Citoris. You don't see too many of those these days!

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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:42 am 
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Browning Citori 20 gauges and some birds bagged. Beautiful wood graced by beautiful birds. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:41 am 
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Great photo!!

Love the Superlight! {hs#

Does your Superlight have 28" or 26" barrels?

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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:56 am 
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Here's my grade V Citori and a couple of 410's.

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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:49 pm 
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crazyforbrownings wrote:
Great photo!!

Love the Superlight! {hs#

Does your Superlight have 28" or 26" barrels?

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26" bbls. Both guns are 20 ga.

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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:24 am 
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Here's one of two 12ga Gran Citori's I have.
I am considering thinning the herd if anyone's interested.
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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:02 am 
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Two superposed's from the 80's. left is a .270 rifle and right is a 30.06/20ga.
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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:57 pm 
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Got lucky with this one, a Shot Show BPS Medallion 16g, but with some pretty crazy wood.
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And this is my 2014 GrIII, serial #0002 of 250 made.
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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:16 pm 
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muskyjack wrote:
Anatidae, high quality wood and checkering!

Thanks muskyjack. 'High compliment considering some of your examples.

Nice wood on those guns, guys.....Irishwhistler, Cartod, Claybuster, Buckmark, thinkingman, et al. It's interesting to see the different grains through the years and on different models. There's nothing that adds character to a gun more than great wood and finish details.

NoDak Scotty wrote:
This gun also has amazing fiddle back on all the wood. I think it is the prettiest piece of wood I've ever seen, but I'm a sucker for fiddleback.
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Scotty, I've been hoping for an opportunity at a gun with a nice fiddleback pattern since you posted that photo a while back......awesome example!

I'm a sucker for fiddleback, too. This is the best I could come-up with.....so far.....

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I doubt I'll ever find another pair of guns with better wood than these two.......

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........but I'll certainly keep looking.........that's the 'thrill of the hunt'.


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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:36 am 
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Well, nothing compared to the fantastic wood above - but, I have a 30 year old Browning BPS 20 gauge on the way to my place that looks pretty good:

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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:07 am 
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Wow! Congrats!! {hs#

Hey, Buffington . . . pass the drool cup, will you?!! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:45 am 
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Thanks CFB.

'Road Rat' that BPS stock has some really nice burl near the butt. Congrats! That adds a nice bit of character to the gun.

Here's the wood on the FN B2 Superposed Trap grade completed in November 1962.

The wood on some FN guns just gives them a totally different character (and in some cases, 'feel') than the Brownings.

One interesting feature on this one is the parallel raised comb. Stock dimensions are 1-1/2 x 1-1/2 x 14-3/8”. Most trap dimensions from this period were a tapered comb of 1-1/2” x 1-3/4”. I'm not sure if this was a special order, or whether the raised comb was an 'FN' option - I don't remember seeing any Brownings with raised combs although I have seen another early B2 ('63) with a raised comb, but has been added – possibly done in Europe.

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Fairly 'plain' grain (not 'lovely') wood consistent with their 2nd-lowest 'high-grade' gun(lowest being B1, I think).....and probably comparable to our Pigeon Grade. The pad that came on this gun is not original (and dreadfully unappealing) however the LOP to the end of the wood in 13-3/8". So I put a Browning pad on it to take it to the gun club and try it out. I'll grind it to fit.

This gun (30" .018 and .041 or 5/8 and Full) weighs 7lbs-15oz.

Standard profile for 'trap' forearm (for that period).......

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….....a 'tad' more lovely than the butt stock.

Interesting serial number stamp in the barrel channel with 'FN' added.

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….....and the 'tell-all' stamp on these guns.........confirming authenticity of original wood.......

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I have been relegated to shooting clays with a .410 since about April due to a bone spur and torn rotator cuff. But I shot this gun yesterday and sooted 19 from stations 1, 2, 4, & 5 (trap) using the bottom barrel mic'ed @ .018 (or LM), and switched to the top barrel on station 3 because I knew it was .041 (borderline F - XF). The wind pushed 2 targets down and I ran over the top of'em......but the other 3?.........OH MY! :shock: .....she's 'TIGHT-tight'.......the kind of 'tight' that makes your squad-mates laugh when the target is centered cleanly.......... :lol:

I love these old guns........

Engraving for this gun (if interested)......... http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=286714&start=320


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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:03 pm 
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Holy snikes! Anatidae pulls yet another stunning example out! Stupid question but how hard is it to get a gun over here from across the pond?


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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:39 pm 
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The hardest part is waiting.

The process was more nerve-wracking than 'hard'.......the first time out.

If there's a hiccup in the process (either a wide fluctuation in exchange rates and 'timing' of fund transfers), you have to forget about that and be prepared to absorb whatever happens before deciding to 'jump-in'.

FYI - export & import fees, 3% duty, taxes, part bond, shipping, insurance, etc. were roughly 24% of the total investment in this one. I'm pleased with the gun and even factoring-in a pad installation - I faired about as anticipated.

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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:54 pm 
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1953 Browning Gr III

This is one of those guns (at least for me) that wakes me up at all hours of the night thinking about it - wondering if I was just dreaming. The wood is part of the reason.........a duck-hunting wife is another.

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And one of the prettiest wood treatments I've seen on a gun in a long time.......

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In a previous post, I said.....
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The wood on some FN guns just gives them a totally different character (and in some cases, 'feel') than the Brownings.

Everything about THIS Browning has a very unique and favorable 'character'..........and it checks-out as 'all-original' wood.........

….......ALL of it!.........

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I'm still pinching myself.

Here's a link to the engraving (if interested): http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=286714&start=320


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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:40 pm 
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lots of nice guns in this thread


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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:57 pm 
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So, I just took shipment on my new (to me) Cynergy Sporting Classic. Thanks to jwgworld for quick shipping, and just being an all-around great guy!

Anyway - this is my first Cynergy that the wood is worth taking photos of (My other is a satin field) - Here's my attempt at capturing it!

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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:37 am 
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That IS some exceptional wood, 'bigeejakes' - Congratulations.


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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:47 am 
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Anatidae wrote:
Thanks CFB.

'Road Rat' that BPS stock has some really nice burl near the butt. Congrats! That adds a nice bit of character to the gun.

Here's the wood on the FN B2 Superposed Trap grade completed in November 1962.

The wood on some FN guns just gives them a totally different character (and in some cases, 'feel') than the Brownings.

One interesting feature on this one is the parallel raised comb. Stock dimensions are 1-1/2 x 1-1/2 x 14-3/8”. Most trap dimensions from this period were a tapered comb of 1-1/2” x 1-3/4”. I'm not sure if this was a special order, or whether the raised comb was an 'FN' option - I don't remember seeing any Brownings with raised combs although I have seen another early B2 ('63) with a raised comb, but has been added – possibly done in Europe.

Image

Fairly 'plain' grain (not 'lovely') wood consistent with their 2nd-lowest 'high-grade' gun(lowest being B1, I think).....and probably comparable to our Pigeon Grade. The pad that came on this gun is not original (and dreadfully unappealing) however the LOP to the end of the wood in 13-3/8". So I put a Browning pad on it to take it to the gun club and try it out. I'll grind it to fit.

This gun (30" .018 and .041 or 5/8 and Full) weighs 7lbs-15oz.

Standard profile for 'trap' forearm (for that period).......

Image

Image

….....a 'tad' more lovely than the butt stock.

Interesting serial number stamp in the barrel channel with 'FN' added.

Image

….....and the 'tell-all' stamp on these guns.........confirming authenticity of original wood.......

Image

I have been relegated to shooting clays with a .410 since about April due to a bone spur and torn rotator cuff. But I shot this gun yesterday and sooted 19 from stations 1, 2, 4, & 5 (trap) using the bottom barrel mic'ed @ .018 (or LM), and switched to the top barrel on station 3 because I knew it was .041 (borderline F - XF). The wind pushed 2 targets down and I ran over the top of'em......but the other 3?.........OH MY! :shock: .....she's 'TIGHT-tight'.......the kind of 'tight' that makes your squad-mates laugh when the target is centered cleanly.......... :lol:

I love these old guns........

Engraving for this gun (if interested)......... http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=286714&start=320



Wow is that beautiful wood! I really like the darker stuff. Thats the kinda wood you only get to see in pictures for me. Its over the top as they say! I found out the other day that even on my grade 1s a good bath with murphys oil soap and some wax and elbow grease theres some pretty wood underneath the years of grime I didn't realize was there.




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