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 Post subject: Re: Got a Browning Pre-war Superposed? - Post your Pictures!
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:05 am 
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captjsjr wrote:
Beautiful ! The engraving is lovely on the C1’s , very nice piece of wood and the gun looks as if it’s been treated well it’s whole life. It even has my favorite choke configuration.
Excuse my ignorance of bird hunting in Denmark ,but we’re you hunting “Driven” birds or over dogs ?


This wa from a driven pheasant hunt. If you are lucky you might also get a woodcock or two.




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 Post subject: Re: Got a Browning Pre-war Superposed? - Post your Pictures!
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:31 am 
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This 5xxx series Superposed has 31,7” barrels with the non crossfire rib choked 3/4&full. Horse shoe forend and a first generation sst. It’s not light weighing 8 pounds but the balance is beautiful and the swing is neither heavy or slow. A beautiful old sporter.
Some heathen file cut the trigger and put on a Monte Carlo replacement stock, both these transgressions must be taken care of. There is also a piece missing on the right side of the forend.
All in all a lovely old sporter that will get some much neede love.


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 Post subject: Re: Got a Browning Pre-war Superposed? - Post your Pictures!
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:05 am 
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"Some Heathen file cut the trigger..." I love it.

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 Post subject: Re: Got a Browning Pre-war Superposed? - Post your Pictures!
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:48 am 
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What a classy old Superposed warrior!

Love that is says "Browning Superposed" on the rib! Bonus!!

Congrats, again on a wonderful find. {hs#

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 Post subject: Re: Got a Browning Pre-war Superposed? - Post your Pictures!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:38 am 
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Well folks, I may have messed up! :s

For years I've been jealous of Mr. Buffington because of all the gun auctions out on the east coast where he scores some mighty fine Brownings. Finally there was a decent auction in my neck of the woods in Wyoming. Lots of Winchesters, Colts, and other interesting guns. And guess what? There was a pre-war Superposed!!! :shock: Serial # 3405C. The auction guys didn't even have it marked "Superposed" or "pre-war" because they didn't know what they had. They didn't even know where to find the serial number! So I thought that, if it was a good and authentic Super, I might get it for a good price. So off I went to the auction preview to inspect the gun.

It had all of the characteristics that I like in a pre-war: horseshoe on the fore-end, twin-single trigger, "Browning Superposed" engraved on the rib, original butt plate; etc. But I didn't buy it!!!

What scared me away was the some of the engraving! The acanthus leaves look original and typical of Superposed engravings. The scallupped engraving at the breech-end of the barrels looked original, as was the engraving on the tang and the rear of the receiver and around the lever. But some of it doesn't look "factory" from the artists in Liege to me. The very deep engraving on the top of the barrel (in front of the little scallops) looks too deep to me; unlike the style and more shallow engraving of the times at Liege. The dog and the pheasant were a raised inlay type engraving that almost looks like engravings done in Japan.

Your thoughts? Did I blow a good opportunity? I write this post with fear and trepidation that you will tell me that I missed out on a good one . . . I have a couple of nice pre-wars in my gun safe already (thanks to my "spy," DBuff), and did not need an altered original taking up room in my safe. After I saw the suspect engraving, I didn't even bother going to the auction. So I don't know what it sold for.

Here are some pics I took with my phone. Your comments and thoughts would be appreciated and welcome. NoDak, MuskyJack, Anatidae, DBuff, Captjsjr, et al., please chime in:

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At least I got to see an interesting pre-war Superposed.

Thanks, guys! {hs#

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 Post subject: Re: Got a Browning Pre-war Superposed? - Post your Pictures!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:48 pm 
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Those pics look kinda, eh, plain to me... ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Got a Browning Pre-war Superposed? - Post your Pictures!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:13 pm 
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CFB - send the photos to my email - I’ll be glad to offer comments.


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 Post subject: Re: Got a Browning Pre-war Superposed? - Post your Pictures!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:36 pm 
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CFB , call Verizon :D


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 Post subject: Re: Got a Browning Pre-war Superposed? - Post your Pictures!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:55 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Got a Browning Pre-war Superposed? - Post your Pictures!
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:35 am 
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Anatidae wrote:
CFB - send the photos to my email - I’ll be glad to offer comments.



Done. Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Got a Browning Pre-war Superposed? - Post your Pictures!
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:37 am 
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NoDak Scotty wrote:
Those pics look kinda, eh, plain to me... ;)


That makes me feel a little better. But just a little bit. :(

Thanks, NoDak.

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 Post subject: Re: Got a Browning Pre-war Superposed? - Post your Pictures!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:18 am 
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Well, gents, the off-line concensus from the FN/Browning engraving experts agrees with my initial misgivings about this otherwise very nice pre-war Superposed is that the engraving is not original to the gun. So I feel a little better about not buying it.

Thanks for your thoughts, guys. {hs#

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 Post subject: Re: Got a Browning Pre-war Superposed? - Post your Pictures!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:54 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Got a Browning Pre-war Superposed? - Post your Pictures!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:30 am 
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That is an awesome and very clean pre-war, arkrunner. Congrats!

More pics!!

Give us some more info! How did you find such a nice pre-war Super? How does it shoot?

The letter says that the gun shipped with twin-single triggers. Do you have any info on when or why the triggers were replaced?

Thanks for posting! {hs#

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 Post subject: Re: Pre-war Superposed? - Post your Pictures!
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:31 am 
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Anyone out there find a nice pre-war lately? :s

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