FN Browning Superposed Pigeon Grade Engraved 20 Ga O/U Shotgun MFD 1972 C&R

SOLD FOR: $4,800

LSB#: 240319HE003

Make: FN Browning

Model: Superposed Pigeon Grade Engraving

Serial Number: 1634V72

Year of Manufacture: 1972 (https://www.browning.com/support/date-your-firearm/superposed-shotgun.html)

Gauge: 20 Gauge, 3? Shells

Action Type: Over / Under, Top Break Shotgun with Ejectors & Single Selective Trigger

Barrel Length: 28” Vent-Rib

Choke: Full over Modified, Fixed

Sights / Optics: There is a brass bead at the front of the rib. The rib is finely checkered for glare reduction.

Weight: 6 lb., 5.0 oz.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with flat bottom pistol grip, fluted straight comb, and Browning hard rubber buttplate. There are a few scant marks on the buttstock, hardly noticeable. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14 3/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate shows no significant wear or damage. The drop at comb is approximately 1 3/8″, drop at heel 2 1/8″. The cast is about neutral. Overall, the stocks are in about Fine-Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Blue & French Grey

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bores are bright on both barrels with no erosion. In this writer’s opinion, the bores rate 10 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are a few faint marks along the sides of the barrel set. The markings are clear. The screwheads are sharp and the pinheads are sharp. Overall, this shotgun is in about Fine-Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly including the ejectors. The shotgun features a single selective trigger. There is zero movement between the barrels and frame. The safety does NOT set automatically when the action is opened but functions properly when manually set. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is an original Browning luggage case.

Our Assessment: After the death of John Browning, his son Val would complete an over under shotgun with a single selective trigger and ejectors; the Superposed was introduced in 1931, it was an instant success; the factory did not produce any of these shotguns during WWII but just after the war ended, the factory came roaring back to life, creating some of their best product to date. This is a post-war FN produced 20 Gauge in 1972, in about Fine-Excellent condition, showing tight metal and wood fit and sporting Pigeon Grade engraving. Retaining about 98% of its metal finish, the action is still spot on and the trigger is crisp. The additional barrels give you shooting options. Please see our photos and good luck!

FN Browning Superposed Pigeon Grade Engraved 20 Ga O/U Shotgun MFD 1972 C&R
FN Browning Superposed Pigeon Grade Engraved 20 Ga O/U Shotgun MFD 1972 C&R