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Belgian Browning Question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by clydep, Jan 30, 2011.

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  1. clydep

    clydep Member

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    Do all the Belgian Browning Trap guns have the "Broadway" rib? Also, did they supply any of these with a Monte Carlo stock? Thanks in advance....Clydep
     
  2. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    BROADWay ribs were an extra cost option. I cannot recall ever seeing a MC stock on a Superposed.
     
  3. boomer

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    Browning made 2 rib styles for their trap guns. The Lightning--narrow---rib and the Broadway. They never offered a Monte Carlo, except on a custom gun basis.
     
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    Just some info that is probably know to some already I'm sure. Browning offered a Monte Carlo Trap stock from the introduction of the guns in '31 until the end of pre-war production in '39. I have owned some and seen several others. A different vent rib was initially offered on the pre-war guns as well. Advertised as the "Non Crossfire" vent rib, it was a low step rib similar in appearance to early low step Perazzi Mirage guns but was un-tapered and @ 3/8" in width,fitted with twin ivory beads. I owned sn # 777 a, 30" trap model choked *&* with this rib and a long tang round knob Monte Carlo stock.I sold it to a good friend in Dallas who was a very active ATA shooter in the 60's & 70's. He still gives it several outings a year in the Flyer rings of Texas and La.All of this stock and rib info is covered and pictured in Ned Schwing's book on the Superposed.
     
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    I have a very early superposed with a broadway rib and factory monte carlo stock. No way to know if it was custom ordered that way or manufactured that way.
     
  6. Barry C. Roach

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    All are "Lightnings". Some are "Broadways" with the optional "Broadway Rib". I've had two, both with factory Monte Carlo Stocks. One had inertia triggers, one had mechanicals. Never saw a Lightning standard rib with 32" barrels. If I found one for sale I'd buy it, maybe.
     
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