October 22-23, 2019 Extraordinary, Sporting & Collector Firearms
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/22/2019
(1999) 28 - 1/8" chopper lump barrels with slightly raised matted rib, are engraved "CAL 20 GA SHELLS 2 3/4"" and "Browning SA MADE IN BELGIUM" on tops. Barrel flats are stamped with Belgian nitro proofs for 2 - 3/4" chambers. Coin finished sideplated boxlock action features non-automatic safety, hidden third fastener, and temper blued double triggers. Action and sideplates are engraved with 80% coverage nicely cut shaded scroll surrounding vignettes of game birds; a woodcock flies across opening with tree in background on bottom of action, while a cock pheasant takes flight from beside a fallen tree on left lockplate, and a pair of mallards are settling into a lake on right. Fences are deeply relief carved with oak leaves and acorns. Top lever thumbpiece is pierced forming a scroll. Trigger guard with more scroll on bow has serial number on tang. Engravers signature "A. Brigante" is on trigger plate. Very nicely marbled and lightly crotch figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15" over skip line checkered wood butt. Closely spaced point pattern checkering is at grip, and fluted drop points are behind lockplates. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Gun is housed in dark brown leather trimmed vinyl case lined in burgundy cloth. A brown leather Browning Custom Shop label is in lid. Case contains bags for barrel and action and a trigger lock, along with Browning certificate of identification and Custom Shop card. CONDITION: Extremely fine with with only a few light handling and assembly marks in all original finishes. Case has some bumps and rubs. Interior has some rubs through. These are delightful guns and well made - often seen in 12 Bore but very rare in 20 Bore today. MGM91.
Barrel Length
28 - 1/8"
Barrel Wall Thickness
(L) .030 (R) .029
2 - 3/4"
(L) .025 (Mod) (R) .007 (IC)
Drop at Comb
1 - 1/2"
Drop at Heel
2 - 3/8"
FFL Status
20 Bore
Internal Bore Diameter
(L) .619 (R) .619
Length of Pull
SXS Anson Grade F
6 lbs 1 oz
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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