SOLD FOR: $1775
Make: Browning, Mfg. in Portugal by FN Herstal
Serial Number: 471PY01128
Year of Manufacture: 1982
Caliber: 20 Gauge 2.75” Shells
Action Type: Semi-Automatic with Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN, UTAH & MONTREAL P.Q. / MADE IN PORTUGAL BY FN HERSTAL / 82 04859”. The right side of the barrel is marked “SPECIAL STEEL 20 GA. SHELLS 2 3/4″ **- / PATENT- ‘PB’ in oval ITALY – 3420140”. The left lower portion of the barrel is marked with several specifications, three Italian proof marks, and the date code. The left side of the frame is marked with the buckmark logo next to “BROWNING / B-80” and the serial number at the rear. The trigger guard is marked with the buckmark logo. The buttpad is marked with a buck mark logo and “BROWNING”.
Barrel Length: 26.5″ Vent Rib
Choke: Fixed, Improved Cylinder (**- Code on Barrel)
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a brass bead atop a full length rib. The rib is finely checkered and the top of the receiver is serrated, both for the purpose of glare reduction.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered wood with a grooved forearm, pistol grip, straight comb, and a browning butt pad. The wood has a high gloss finish. The wood shows some hardly noticeable nicks and draglines, most notably on the comb. There are no chips or cracks and the checkering is sharp. The LOP measures about 14″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the pad. The pad shows some faint white discoloration between the basket weave texturing. Overall, the stocks rate in about Fine-Plus.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are a couple notable scratches just rear of the port on the receiver as well as a couple of lighter scratches on the sides. There is faint operational wear. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this gun. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box & Accessories: This shotgun comes in its original serial matching box with a manual.
Our Assessment: The production of the B-80 Automatic Shotgun began in 1981 and ceased in 1988. This example was manufactured in 1982 and is a cool short run Browning shotgun in Fine condition. It should appeal to the sportsman and more importantly, the trap shooters. The quality is good and this gun points nicely. This gun seems to have spent most of its life in the box. Please see our photos and good luck!