FN Browning Superposed Pigeon Grade Engraved 28 GA O/U Shotgun MFD 1968 C&R

SOLD FOR: $8,525.24

LSB#: 240319HE004

Make: FN, In Belgium, for Browning.

Model: Superposed, Pigeon Grade

Serial Number: 1987F8

Year of Manufacture: 1968 (F8 Date Code)

Gauge: 28 Gauge, 2 3/4″ Shells

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

Barrel Length: Measured 26.5?, Nominal 27”; Vent-Rib

Choke: Fixed Modified over Fixed Improved Cylinder

Sights / Optics: There is a steel bead mounted at the front of the vent-rib. The top of the rib is checkered to reduce glare.

Weight: 6lbs. 13.5oz.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered walnut with round-bottom pistol grip, straight comb, and black Browning buttplate. The wood shows no significant wear or damage. The LOP measures 14 1/8” from the front of the gold-plated trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has some scattered light scuffs at the heel. The drop at heel is approximately 2 5/16? and the drop at comb is approximately 1 1/4?. The stocks are in about Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue & French Gray

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bores are bright, there is no erosion. In this writer’s opinion, the bores rate 10 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This shotgun set retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are some light marks on the upper tang from the safety. There are some light handling marks. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun set is in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The shotgun features a single selective trigger and ejectors. The action closes with a satisfying ‘clunk’ with all three barrel sets, indicative of FN’s legendary craftsmanship, resulting in zero movement between the barrels and frame. 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: This shotgun comes with a faux-leather vinyl covered hard-sided fitted case with beige fleece interior and a key for the latches.

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 Pigeon Grade from 1968 in 28 gauge. The shotgun is in about Excellent condition, showing no significant wear with great bores and strong mechanics. The action is still spot on and the trigger is crisp. Please see our photos and good luck!


FN Browning Superposed Pigeon Grade Engraved 28 GA O/U Shotgun MFD 1968 C&R
FN Browning Superposed Pigeon Grade Engraved 28 GA O/U Shotgun MFD 1968 C&R