Please Note: Believed to be a period of use replacement ventilated rib.
*EARLY .410 GAUGE BROWNING DIANA GRADE SUPERPOSED ENGRAVED BY WATRIN WITH CASE.
SN T1J417. (1961) Cal. .410. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 26-3/8″ Bbls marked for full and full, are fitted with narrow, ventilated rib, marked with Browning St. Louis and Montreal addresses on left, and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on right. Coin finished action with non-automatic safety and gold plated single selective trigger, is engraved in typical “Diana” style with semi-relief scrolled strapwork with acanthus highlights surrounding game scenes; five pheasant on left side, four mallards on right. A pair of quail fly across bottom of action and two rabbits are on trigger guard bow. Both side scenes are signed “N. Watrin”. Fine stump figured European walnut round knob long tang buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over horn buttplate. Point pattern checkering with double line borders is at grip. One piece field forend matches well. Bore diameter at muzzles: top -.402, bottom -.402. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 6 lbs 6 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. Browning tan vinyl case is lined in fawn fuzzy faux fur, and contains a key and case information. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain over 90% blue, slightly silvered, with rubs from forend. Coin finish of action is excellent, slightly dark. Gold plating is slightly thinned. Stocks are also excellent, with only a few light handling marks. Checkering slightly darkened. Mechanically excellent. Case has some soiling and scuffs. Interior cloth has some soiling and insect damage. 49114-20 MGM154 (7,500-12,500) – Lot 2011
Auction: Firearms - October 2015
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