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3566
$6,900.00

*EARLY 20 GAUGE BROWNING DIANA GRADE SUPERPOSED SHOTGUN ENGRAVED BY G. VANDERSMISSEN.

SN 29515V3. Cal. 20 ga. 3″ Chambers. 26-3/8″ Bbls marked for improved cylinder and modified, are fitted with narrow, ventilated rib, marked with Browning St. Louis and Montreal addresses, and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on left, and with steel, chamber and patent information, 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 “Vandersmissen G”. Nicely marbled French walnut round knob long tang buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over leather covered pad. Point pattern checkering with double line borders is at grip. One piece field forend matches well. Bore diameter: top -.634, bottom -.625. Bore restrictions: top -.012 (mod), bottom -.004 (IC). Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs 1 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, showing light field use, and retaining nearly all of its orig finishes on wood and metal, with some light forend marks on bbl, and scattered light marks and scratches on wood. Newer pad is very fine. Checkering is still light in color. Gold plating of trigger is excellent. Mechanically crisp, action is very smooth. 50610-10 (6,000-10,000) C&R – Lot 3566

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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