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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:42 pm 
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rubysue wrote:
Can't compete with Anatidae's Grade III above, but here's a nice '51 Pigeon Grade

It IS VERY nice! Congratulations!

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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:09 pm 
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Here's my Grade VI Citori Superlight:

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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:44 am 
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Love the splash of light-colored wood grain contrasted against the predominant darker wood. Like mixing a little cream in your coffee, but before stirring . . . :D

Delicious! {hs#

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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:03 pm 
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crazyforbrownings wrote:
Delicious! {hs#


You're right, but damn it, now you've made me hungry :lol:

BTW ... I know the Browning purists prefer pistol grip stocks, but I just think straight stocks are better looking!

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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:13 pm 
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BTW ... I know the Browning purists prefer pistol grip stocks, but I just think straight stocks are better looking!


+1 {hs# . . . and I'm a Browning purist! :s

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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:18 pm 
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crazyforbrownings wrote:
dbuffington wrote:

BTW ... I know the Browning purists prefer pistol grip stocks, but I just think straight stocks are better looking!


+1 {hs# . . . and I'm a Browning purist! :s

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Thank you for the compliments. The gun was passed down to me by my father-in-law, and was his primary skeet gun (not too many skeet shooters out there shooting guns with a straight stock and 26" barrels). I shot my first straight with it.


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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:42 pm 
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Charles Askins Sr. std. grade 1932 Super. Gun was ordered and spec'ed by the Major. There is an extensive thread on this gun, 1933 Superposed. It was actually delivered to him in 1932. Wood was restored with vintage correct pig skin pad by James Flynn, Gunmaker. The original pad was long gone, finish was orange pealed and flaking.

Although std. grade, this wood compares to later Supers around Grade IV. The Major had stroke with the Brownings, knew them personally, wrote about their guns. They took care of him, for sure. It's nice lumber.

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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:03 pm 
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That IS gorgeous wood (from any periods' standard) and a nice finish, as well. Nice job on the pad too. Thanks for sharing the photos. I've read the references thread - most informative and very interesting.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:12 pm 
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That is Lovely Lumber, for sure. With incredible provenance. Thanks for sharing with us, Dirtfarmer. {hs#

Respectfully,

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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:15 pm 
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Musky Jack, that 20 pigeon is absolutly stunning.the 50's - early 60's rklt 20 ga pigeon is the holy grail for me. Rubysue, that '51 one is gorgeous ,love seeing that out in the field. Anatidea, the Gr.III. I do not have the words, congratulations to all of you and others here on some lovely shotguns....... cheers,john

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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:51 pm 
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I just found this thread and want to show you my restored 1998 Citory Sporting Hunter. There are patterns I didn't see before.
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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:50 pm 
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Very Nice, Herb.

Unusual pattern on the butt stock - great 'character' added to the gun, eh? Thanks for sharing the photos of your gun.

Welcome to the forum - 'glad you found us. 'Looking forward to more contributions from another Browning neighbor to the North.


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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:13 am 
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Anatidae wrote:
That IS gorgeous wood (from any periods' standard) and a nice finish, as well. Nice job on the pad too. Thanks for sharing the photos. I've read the references thread - most informative and very interesting.

Thanks,

Gunmaker James Flynn did the restoration. Look at the vintage flat top checkering, which is harder to do than pointed diamond checkering.

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Another view of the pigskin pad.

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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:29 am 
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Here are a couple of pictures of my Joel Etchen's Special:

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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:42 pm 
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Dealman - that resembles some of the early 60's Claro walnut I've run across. Nice looking wood. Thanks for sharing the photos.


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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:56 pm 
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Here are two examples of 525 Sportings both in 12 ga. (a 28" and a 32") with nice wood;

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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:25 pm 
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Civil1977:

That is some Lovely Lumber, for sure! Congrats!!

Thanks for sharing! {hs#

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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:30 pm 
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Here are a couple of pictures of my Joel Etchen's Special:



Dealman:

Thanks for sharing your Lovely Lumber. Very Nice! Congrats!! {hs#

Joel Etchen is a great source for guns with Lovely Lumber. I love that a buyer can buy a Browning (or other brands) with special select wood, by just looking at his website. He runs a classy gun shop.

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 Post subject: Re: Lovely Lumber - Pictures of Brownings with Beautiful Woo
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:41 pm 
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Nice examples Civil1977

Here's a recent addition to the 'wood pile'......from 1961

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......'probably as close as I will ever come to a Gr VI Superposed example, in many aspects.

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Oh, my goodness . . . ! {hs# :s :mrgreen: {hs#

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