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3557
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*BROWNING SUPERPOSED “MIDAS” GRADE FIELD GUN ENGRAVED BY ANDRE DIERCKX.

SN 20039S70. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Bbls with ventilated rib are marked with St Louis and Montreal addresses on top left. Browning patents, etc. are on right. Left side of breech is marked for IC and full chokes. Blued action features non-automatic safety and gold plated single selective trigger. Action is engraved with well cut large open scroll with acanthus highlights in fine shaded background surrounding relief gold inlaid scenes of birds framed by flush scrolling gold wire inlay in typical “Midas” style; three pheasant are on left side of action, and ducks on right. A quail flies across bottom of action. This engraving and inlay is by Browning master engraver, Andre Dierckx, whose signature appears at bottom rear of both sides of action. Flame figured claro walnut short tang square knob buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over open sided Browning white line pad. Checkering at grip is of typical “Midas” style with flourishes into butt. Nicely matching forend is of field type. Bore diameter: top -.727, bottom – .726. Bore restrictions: top – .043 (extra full), bottom – .013 (Lt mod). Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Cast: approx 3/8″ off. Weight: 7 lbs. 0 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. PROVENANCE: Remarkable William Larkin Moore Private Estate Collection of Fine Sporting Arms. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Excellent, showing evidence of considerable field use, with some high edge wear and numerous marks and a few scratches in orig factory finishes, most notably a number of scratches behind forend iron, on bottom of action, and a number of marks in stocks, mostly on grip knob and along toe line of butt. Bores are excellent. Mechanically excellent. Ivory front bead. 50594-57 MGM133 (5,500-8,500) IVORY – Lot 3557

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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