This 1952 (317xx) Browning Grade 1 Superposed field grade shotgun is a nice gently used and interesting gun. These vintage Superposed shotguns are considered by many to be one of the finest over and under shotguns ever built. They were built with the finest materials with great attention to detail by the finest Belgian gunsmiths that Browning could find. This particular shotgun has the desirable long-tang but with a flat knob which Browning used on the "competition" models. It has custom 26.5" inch barrels with perfect bores and 2 3/4" inch chambers. It has automatic ejectors and a single selectable trigger. The original stock set is in great shape. It is free from any cracks, chips, or repairs and only shows some light handling marks typical of a lightly used gun of this vintage. This Browning still locks up tight and is perfectly "on face". The action functions correctly including the ejectors. The shotgun features a single selective trigger which is inertially set. The action closes with a satisfying ‘clunk’ with both barrel sets, indicative of FN’s legendary craftsmanship, resulting in zero movement between the barrels and frame.
As you can see, the action lever still sits dead-center on the upper tang which tells us that there is plenty of life left in the locking blocks before they will need to be serviced. All of the controls work 100% like the day it left the factory. The safety and barrel selector work perfectly and the trigger is quite good, breaking crisply with a light pull with no sloppiness. If you have been looking for a true classic shotgun to add to your collection and take afield, this Browning Grade 1 Superposed would be an excellent choice. This shotgun could be carried with pride afield hunting or to any trap or sporting clays field in the U.S. and should also be an excellent long term investment. This is from an Estate I am selling for the widow, please do not mark it as Scam! I will not ship. I am a FFL holder that helps widows dispose of unwanted firearms. Please see my other items for more from this estate.