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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Gary Ferrell, Oct 9, 2008.

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  1. Gary Ferrell

    Gary Ferrell Member

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    I have a Browning Pigeon Superposed ,30 in. barrels,narrow vent.rib Mfg. 1969.Can some one tell me why on the forearm on some their appears to be a nut inlayed on each side of forearm and on others their is none.Also opion on the Browning superposed.
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  2. RunGunIPSC

    RunGunIPSC TS Member

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    The earlier guns had the nut on the sides. Somewhere about the time of your gun,maybe a bit earlier that was dropped. I have owned these guns for 40 years. I love them. Lots of guys don't. They tend to kick some when using more than 2 3/4 dram 1 1/8 loads because of their lighter weight. The 12 ga in the lowest grade $ for $ is the cheapest,most underrated gun there is. Way better than any Citori. One big problem,no choke tubes. They have thin bbl walls which limits choice. Your Pigeon grade is one of the most desired esp in 20 ga.
     
  3. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Well-Known Member

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    I have a 1932 Pigeon 30" that had no choke at all, and so marked. I sent it to Briley who did a great job with their "thinwalls" and made a nice all around shooter of it. Great guns!! Bob
     
  4. Porcupine

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    MIA,

    I agree with you that the Browning Superposed is a sweet swinger. I love my Broadway.

    I was at a gunstore last week and they had a later Superposed (not a Citori) that did not have the 'nuts on the forearm'. (Sounds obscene, doesn't it?). LOL

    LA
     
  5. Gary Ferrell

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    Thanks guys ,this gun has Briley thin wall chokes,Pro-Ported.Just got it so i have not shot it.Thanks again
     
  6. Gregg535

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    Gary,

    I believe what you are talking about is just the bolt going through the forearm which attaches the wood to the barrel set (the forearms on the Superposed stay attached to the barrel when the gun is broken down. It is the typical way that the forearms were attached on the field guns (and also the target guns for some model years).

    On some very early Supers (like from the 30's) and also on all the later model target guns with the wide forearms, this mounting method with the forearm mounting bolt going through the forearm at 90 degrees isn't used. Instead, there is a "U" shaped piece (metal on old guns and plastic on the later) called a "horseshoe clip" that is located on the very front end of the forearm and a long thin stovebolt is run through the front on the forearm all the way through and threads into the forearm iron.

    Gregg535
     
  7. Gary Ferrell

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    Thank you that is the way this one is ,bolt in end of forearm.Looks like it has a very little bit of rust where ears on forearm touch receiver but nothing showing anywhere else.
    Thanks again
     
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    Great guns, beautifully built and undervalued in the used market IMHO...
     
  9. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Gary are you from Indiana ( no cant be the same Gary)
     
  10. ljutic73

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    As an ST-100 owner for the last 28 years I think they were way ahead of thier time. FN Belgium manufactured, adjustable POI, great wood, nice engraving, and it smokes doubles targets...what's not to like....oh, and they're kinda rare. I'm told that only 300 or so were made. If they re-introduced them now, according to thier current pricing, they'd probably list for $25K.

    Ron Burr

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  11. ljutic73

    ljutic73 Well-Known Member

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    No problem.....I just plan on shooting mine forever...35K+ rounds and counting...and mine cost C$3750 new in 1980...now its an heirloom!!
     
  12. jakearoo

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    So isn't anyone going to mention that 1969 was about the height of the "salt gun" years. Look close where the wood meets the metal. Any hint of corrosion there is a giant red flag. Guns from 67 to about 72 are worth considerably less unless tested. Even then, they still carry the stigma. Oh, and by the way, I LOVE Superposeds. Regards, Jake
     
  13. Rem 1100

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    Hmmm,

    I have a Supperposed 30" mod/full, and what I gather from the ser no it was made in the early 1930's. it is in the original browning hardcase with hang tags (price on hang tag is 225.00). Sad thing though, forend has a hairline crack in it, and the original stock was shortened, then lengthened back with a black spacer. Whoever did the lengthening did a good job though. Having trouble with the trigger reseting for the second shot. doesen't look to have been shot much at all, metal finnish is about 95% with no visible blue wear.

    Wonder what it might be worth?

    Chuck H
     
  14. Gary Ferrell

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    Can someone give me an idea what my gun is worth?
    Thank you
     
  15. ljutic73

    ljutic73 Well-Known Member

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    Gary, look into Cabella'a Gun Library's as they might have one listed. They always seems to be priced high but it should give you an idea of the market.

    Ron
     
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