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 Post subject: Re: Pictures-Discussion - Engraved Superposed & Other Browni
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:43 pm 
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The rifle and rifle-shotgun two barrel combo is referred to as the Continental if you want to go hunting for one on the internet.


I learn something new here every day! Thanks lowgun.



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 Post subject: Re: Pictures-Discussion - Engraved Superposed & Other Browni
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:00 pm 
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Weight for the 26-1/2” 20ga Superposed in the 1978 catalog is 6lbs. My shoulder hurts just thinking about .270, .30-06, or 9.3x74R.


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 Post subject: Re: Pictures-Discussion - Engraved Superposed & Other Browni
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:21 am 
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I'm with you Anatidae . . .

But I think the Continental was a really cool concept for the one-gun-does-it-all guy. Or the kit-gun guy. Shoot your pheasant or other grouse with your 20ga barrels, then switch over and install your 270 Win barrels and shoot your deer with the same gun. Not the most accurate or comfortable :shock: rifle to shoot, but pretty neat. Classy. European. And it looks freaking awesome in the case! Browning sold a lot of them . . . And I imagine FN sold quite a few in Europe.

Here's a nicely engraved sample for sale at Guns International (not mine) . . .

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 Post subject: Re: Pictures-Discussion - Engraved Superposed & Other Browni
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:33 pm 
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I agree it is very cool and a very desirable example of Browning’s wonderful history.

I married in 1978 and we both worked for a Browning dealer while going to graduate school. Of the items I most would like to have been able to afford was a Continental set. It was not in our best interest and timing to seek luxury on a tuna fish budget

Now that I can afford some of those ‘things’ in this stage of life - if I stand to be hammered by recoil, the gun should at least have some unique game scenes. :mrgreen:

A couple years ago, I considered a very nice side plate model with 3-pc forearms on both barrel sets. The game scenes were roe deer, boars, and a landing mallard on the bottom. It was very tastefully bordered in gold wire with full coverage scrollwork. While everything but the 9.3x74R chambering appealed to me, the price and import burden did not. There were other prospects about, so I passed. I never could distinguish the signature from the poor photos and the ad indicated the gun was serialed for 1954, so I figured it was a tasteful upgrade.

The only other B25 rifle I have been interested in was engraved by Felix Funken. But it was not for sale. Maybe it will be, one day.


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 Post subject: Re: Pictures-Discussion - Engraved Superposed & Other Browni
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:01 pm 
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Anatidae wrote:
I married in 1978 and we both worked for a Browning dealer while going to graduate school. * * *


Your wife worked at a Browning dealer??? How cool is that! Built-in empathy and tolerance for your affinity and addiction to Brownings! {hs#

My wife keeps trying to figure out how my Brownings keep multiplying in the deep dark spaces of my gun safe! :s :shock:

Cheers!

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 Post subject: Re: Pictures-Discussion - Engraved Superposed & Other Browni
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:56 pm 
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It was HER I had (have) to worry about. She likes guns.....and knows how to use them.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:14 am 
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Does anyone out there have some pics of an engraved Superposed or other Browning/FN guns they would like to post? :s

With the soft gun market, it seems like the buying of engraved Supers has been kind of slow; hence, not a lot of recent postings on this thread . . .

Please share your pics or thoughts! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Pictures-Discussion - Engraved Superposed & Other Browni
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:47 pm 
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CFB , and anyone else interested in mitigating the issue of explaining a gun purchase to your spouse, IThe great thing about collecting the Superposed is , I can honestly tell my wife "I have not bought a new gun in ages"


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:07 am 
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CFB , and anyone else interested in mitigating the issue of explaining a gun purchase to your spouse, IThe great thing about collecting the Superposed is , I can honestly tell my wife "I have not bought a new gun in ages"


Blaaaahahahaha! I'll have to use that one, captjsjr!! {hs#

And I may have to use it soon, if you know what I mean!

All the best,

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 Post subject: Re: Pictures-Discussion - Engraved Superposed & Other Browni
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:06 pm 
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CFB , I didn't say she fell for it , I just said I was being honest. The Merde may still hit the ventalatuer. best of luck though {hs#


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 Post subject: Re: Pictures-Discussion - Engraved Superposed & Other Browni
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 6:05 pm 
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Well, when you lust over something long enough you may eventually get one.
Bought this locally last week.
1972 Long Tang Pigeon 26" M & IC
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Better in person than these photos from my phone show. Underside blemishes are 99% shadows.


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 Post subject: Re: Pictures-Discussion - Engraved Superposed & Other Browni
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 8:23 pm 
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Congratulations Bill, The great thing about the “right” gun is , it’s always worth the wait. One problem , we need more photos . {hs#


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 Post subject: Re: Pictures-Discussion - Engraved Superposed & Other Browni
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 9:59 am 
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Yes the cell phone wasn't cutting it. Il'l get my SLR out with extra lighting and see what I can do.

I know there is a slight salt risk but the opening lever is way right and all the metal to wood edges and what I can see behind the forearm are near perfect so thought it was worth the chance.

Also the serious collectors wanting long barrels helped me too.


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 Post subject: Re: Pictures-Discussion - Engraved Superposed & Other Browni
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 10:17 am 
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Congrats on a very nice Pigeon Grade! {hs#

I agree . . . MORE PICS. Pics of the wood (lovely lumber) too!!

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 Post subject: Re: Pictures-Discussion - Engraved Superposed & Other Browni
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 2:14 pm 
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I have ABSOLUTELY loved this thread!

The only downside is I have had to clean the drool off my keyboard way too often. I am now being proactive and have bought one of those keyboard plastic covers like you see used by mechanics in garages, to prevent my constant drool from causing potential electrical shorts. So I am now ready for more great pictures! Bring them on!

Thanks to all who have already shared pictures of their incomparable superposed guns!


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 Post subject: Re: Pictures-Discussion - Engraved Superposed & Other Browni
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:24 am 
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crazyforbrownings wrote:
Congrats on a very nice Pigeon Grade! {hs#

I agree . . . MORE PICS. Pics of the wood (lovely lumber) too!!

CFB


I don''t have the letter from Browning yet but I have the voicemail and the original buyer requested the 'darkest wood available' so it does show some figure.

My niece is a professional photographer so I may ask her to do pictures.

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 Post subject: Re: Pictures-Discussion - Engraved Superposed & Other Browni
PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:18 am 
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* * * My niece is a professional photographer so I may ask her to do pictures.

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That's awesome, Bill!

Can't wait to see them!!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:23 am 
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oyeme wrote:
I have ABSOLUTELY loved this thread!

The only downside is I have had to clean the drool off my keyboard way too often. I am now being proactive and have bought one of those keyboard plastic covers like you see used by mechanics in garages, to prevent my constant drool from causing potential electrical shorts. So I am now ready for more great pictures! Bring them on!

Thanks to all who have already shared pictures of their incomparable superposed guns!


Thanks, oyeme!

I'm glad that you found a drool solution!

I've also found that buying another engraved and signed Superposed (and then posting the pictures on this thread) helps alot with the dreaded drooling disease! :s The quest for my next engraved Superposed is ever ongoing . . .

Be good! {hs#

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 Post subject: Re: Pictures-Discussion - Engraved Superposed & Other Browni
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:29 pm 
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I have a 20ga Diana grade by SPIEGEL. I read about all these other names, but even Schwing's book makes no mention, and his work is gorgeous. Any one help with info on this engraver?
I would post pics but am to computer illiterate to figure it out.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:08 pm 
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I believe the engraver's full name is J. Vanderspiegel.




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