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 Post subject: Pre war FN superposed info
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:22 am 
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Hi all,
I just picked up a pre war FN only marked superposed (NOT browning marked) serial 524
Hawkins rubber recoil pad, double trigger, light engraving, engraved screws.

Any info about the gun? Things to look for?

Some pics!

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 Post subject: Re: Pre war FN superposed info
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:31 am 
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#524 is an Early one. Can't wait to see the photos.


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 Post subject: Re: Pre war FN superposed info
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:19 am 
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Got the pics up! Let me know if there is anything specific you want to see


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 Post subject: Re: Pre war FN superposed info
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:05 am 
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Sweet! {hs#

Please post pics of the following:

- All markings (readable)
- the top of the barrel rib, just in front of the receiver
- the triggers
- the front of the fore-end
- close-ups of the engraving

That would help increase our knowledge base on the gun, in order to give you information.

Thanks!

CFB

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 Post subject: Re: Pre war FN superposed info
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:00 am 
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Neat old gun. Notice that it has so called "monobloc" barrels.


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 Post subject: Re: Pre war FN superposed info
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:21 am 
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Thanks guys!
I'll break out the good camera and find some lighting to get some better pics.
Not many markings externally. All there really is is the Fabrique National scroll on the barrel and the fn on the toggle.
The vent rib raises just forward of the reciever and does not have markings.


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 Post subject: Re: Pre war FN superposed info
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:56 pm 
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You picked up a Nice one. Love that monobloc. 3 number serial Superposed are hard to find.


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 Post subject: Re: Pre war FN superposed info
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:04 pm 
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:D


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 Post subject: Re: Pre war FN superposed info
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:48 pm 
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Nice old gun - Thanks for sharing - more photos, please! You can never see enough of the details on these older guns.

I'm partial to the FN's but you can't get any info on them (or at least I haven't established a contact at FN that will help dig-up the history behind mine).

I'd like to see a couple of shots of the forearm profile....side view and close-up of the end view at the nose. I've have a re-stock project on hold......awaiting details like that.

What is the barrel length and chokes on #524?

Approximate weight?


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 Post subject: Re: Pre war FN superposed info
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:59 pm 
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Will do.
I'm glad I picked this thing up.
What is the earliest one on here?
Anybody know an approx low end value?


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 Post subject: Re: Pre war FN superposed info
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:21 pm 
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#31....and I'll let him tell you about it if he sees this.


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 Post subject: Re: Pre war FN superposed info
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:39 pm 
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Chokes I was told are full and modified but have to verify.
Also the gun is on the looser side. Lever is slightly left when locked (but tight as can be) and it does drop open and has a touch of play once open. Any trick to correcting this or is it a major resto?
Looking forward to running some lead through this old girl.


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 Post subject: Re: Pre war FN superposed info
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:51 pm 
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Get in touch with Art at Art's Gun shop... great Browning restorer.


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 Post subject: Re: Pre war FN superposed info
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:40 pm 
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wbaad wrote:
Any trick to correcting this or is it a major resto?


I asked Brad (@ Art's) about tightening one up a couple of months ago. He said it depends on how bad it is. On some, it doesn't take much to tighten it up........but he said 'worst case' usually runs $435 plus shipping back to you.

'Doesn't sound like yours is 'worst case' scenario but you'd have to send it Art's and get an estimate.


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 Post subject: Re: Pre war FN superposed info
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:58 pm 
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Should have mentioned that I'm actually in northern canada, so your buddy might be out of reach.
Must be a browning guru up here somewhere, but if it won't hurt the gun I'll carry on as is. Will need a tear down and inspection at the least.
Lots of fun learning about these puzzles. I see how this can be addicting


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 Post subject: Re: Pre war FN superposed info
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:42 am 
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wbaad wrote:
Lots of fun learning about these puzzles. I see how this can be addicting


To say the least . . . !! You've come to the right Superposed Support Group.

Hee, hee, hee! :twisted: :shock: :s

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 Post subject: Re: Pre war FN superposed info
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:49 pm 
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Your gun doesn't need any tightening up if it is tight when closed. Lever position will not change in your lifetime unless you are shooting thousands of rounds per month.


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 Post subject: Re: Pre war FN superposed info
PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:01 am 
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Talked to the browning historian today. He was very helpful but sadly they don't have records going back as far as this one. Wonder if fn has a historian?


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 Post subject: Re: Pre war FN superposed info
PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:07 am 
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Browning does not have data on FN guns that were sold for the world-wide market, (aka not in the US). FN does not have an historian and does not share information. Not a hit against FN, they just don't have a dedicated history office.

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 Post subject: Re: Pre war FN superposed info
PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:26 pm 
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Here is what I know about 2-digit Supers:
Browning has #1 on display in Ogden, vent rib with an English grip and a pad.
#19 and #22 were sold in CA and UT, but I have no data on their survival or location. According to Glen Jensen, those were the lowest numbered Supers SOLD in the USA.
I have #31, an FN gun I imported from the UK. Monobloc bbls, raised solid rib, pad, double triggers.
Remington bought #44 brand new and kept it in their museum until it was sold at auction in 2011 for $2,000.
I believe #99 is in Australia.



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