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B-way FOUND-NOW WITH PICS & NEW INFO

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by southjblue, May 20, 2010.

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  1. southjblue

    southjblue Active Member

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    Found my B-way---May B one of a kind '64 RK/LT 99% condition--Probably a custom order---I can't find any info on a B-way With RK/LT so I will consider it Rare unless someone can show me one like it--I think they may have made them in the Midas models--Any info appreciated---I hope U guys can't come up with one---It is so clean I hate to shoot it---Pics to follow---Thanks---sjb
     
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    I think he means he found a 1964 Browning Broaway Round Knob-long tang gun & he is very happy! Colonel
     
  4. southjblue

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    Thanks Colonel---sjb
     
  5. victor6

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    Congrats! Can you please post some pics?

    From a rebuilding / tightening perspective ... are these Broadways easy for a gunsmith to fix up? I've been looking at a couple, but I'm leary of buying a 50 year old gun if its going to be a problem getting it fixed up.

    Thanks,

    Victor
     
  6. southjblue

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    Victor---not much that can't be fixed---Anything made by man can Be fixed by man---Check with Arts guns---He can repair most anything on a b-way unless it was run over by a truck---sjb---
     
  7. Porcupine

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    southjblue,

    You can call the Browning Historian (see browning.com) and they will be able to give you (gratis) the original shipping info on your Broadway. I learned that my Broadway was sold to H. Alton Dexter of Fall River, Massachusetts on August 7, 1961 for the princely sum of $277.20. Browning also told me that my Broadway was originally bored full/full, but had been factory modified to full/IM prior to shipment.

    LA in MA
     
  8. southjblue

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    thanks LA---I just wonder if there is any around with RK/LT---is yours LT/RK?
    It is 3yrs before mine---Maybe yours is---If so I'd be interested in pics---Thanks---sjb---
     
  9. Porcupine

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    sjb-

    Mine is a FKLT with 'Y' upper tang.

    Bishops Fine Guns (www.bishopsfineguns.com & 229-423-3931) has a RKLT in 12 ga. for only $6,999. It's Item #2514. It may not be a Broadway, though.

    Good luck.

    LA in MA
     
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    Broadways were introduced in 1961 dated Browning publications with square knob and beavertail forearm. As far as my research file tells me, they were never catalogued in LTRK configuration. Does your gun have a trap forearm or a field forearm? If your gun has matching numbers on wood and metal, it is a rare bird. Let us know what you hear from the Browning historian about the original configuration and original purchaser of your gun.
     
  11. southjblue

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    Thanks LA---I can't locate another B-Way with RK/LT---I am going to contact Browning tomorrow---Maybe I GOT LUCKY---I always liked the RK---the guy hated to let it go---do U shoot yours?---sjb
     
  12. southjblue

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    Mine has a beavertail fore arm---A reg B-Way forearm
     
  13. southjblue

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    LA---I called on that gun--it is a pointer grade 26" bbl---Thanks---sjb---
     
  14. Porcupine

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    sjb-

    Although my Broadway is definitely a shooter, it is nevertheless the finest shotgun I own. It's my primary trap gun; I'd love to buy or trade for another, better looking Broadway.

    LA in MA
     
  15. southjblue

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    Here are the pics
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    Hey guys:

    Since this is a public site, can you please let the rest of us know what the abbreviations are? Ex, RK/LT?
     
  17. southjblue

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    Round Knob Long Tang---RK/LT
     
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    RK=Round Knob, LT=Long Tang, FK=Flat Knob, ST=Short Tang. I think that should cover most of the abbrv's.


    Eric
     
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    I had no clue what the heck you guys were talking about.


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  20. southjblue

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    Talked to Glen at Browinig Historian---Gun was sold 12-09-'64 to stines sporting good---Pa- for price of $338.00--No info on stock configuration except that no Trap gun or Skeet gun was made with out S/K---He said this was probably one of a kind---

    Thanks to all for your help---George
     
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