1. Attention: We have put together a thread with tips and a tutorial video to help with using the new software. Please take a moment to check out the thread here: Trapshooters.com Tutorial & Help Video.
    Dismiss Notice

Browning Superposed ID

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by spitter, Jul 12, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    4,362
    Location:
    Prairie State
    Contact Browning or obtain a copy of The Superposed by Ned Schwing ($$$ if possible)

    regards,

    Jay
     
  2. Martin_CA

    Martin_CA Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2009
    Messages:
    30
    V just means 20 gauge. 72 simply means 1972. You can't tell the grade from the serial number, unless you get Browning to look it up in their records. And Ned Schwing's book has about a half page on the Liege model, that's all. Post some pics. As the Liege model was intro'd in 1972, I think it's not a Liege, but a real superposed.
     
  3. mixer

    mixer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    3,386
    Location:
    Coral Springs, Florida
    I believe the V stands for the guage and 72 is the year of manufacture. My 1970 12 ga Browning has an S70 as the last three digits and I know the S stood for 12ga.


    Eric
     
  4. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    4,362
    Location:
    Prairie State
    Referencing the "S"... it actually stood for 1960s - as in my "S5" gun is a 1965, but it was my understanding Browning chose to continue the designation with double digits for early 1970s production.

    Respectfully offered,

    Jay
     
  5. Martin_CA

    Martin_CA Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2009
    Messages:
    30
    No, "S" stood for 12 gauge. It clearly states that in the Schwing book.
     
  6. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    4,362
    Location:
    Prairie State
    Martin:

    Thanks for sticking to your guns! I stand corrected.

    I re-read page 248 of Schwing's book and agree... I have that wrong for many years now - thank you.

    kind regards,

    Jay
     
  7. Martin_CA

    Martin_CA Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2009
    Messages:
    30
    Hey. Anyone who's into Superposeds, is onto something good. Me, I've a 1962 Broadway 32". Love it. I wouldn't mind a Superposed with a "V" in the serial number, either. :)
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.