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F/S Browning Sidelock in Rare Grade II

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  1. esetter

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    I have for sale a very rare Browning Sidelock in Grade II. Gun is a 12 gauge with 28 inch barrels choked modified and full. This is a full sidelock gun and was only produced from 1986-1988 and Browning told me a little more than 1100 total guns were produced. Of these 1100 there were 700 in 12 gauge and 400 in 20 gauge. They could not tell me how many Grade II guns were produced but I have seen only one other gun in Grade II and that was in 1988 at a Browning dealer. These sidelocks are of Holland and Holland design, barrels are chopper lump with Purdey double under bolt. The Grade II gun is all hand engraved with game scenes, fine checkering and drop points, straight grip and splinter forend. Gun has double triggers and gold lined cocking indicators. Stock finish is very nicely done oil with a checkered butt. This gun is in 99.5% condition with no marks that I can find and appears to have never been fired. I just received a copy of the original shipping invoice from 2/19/88. Also has a statement saying there were 225 of these guns produced in this grade. This is a very rare and beautiful Browning and the price is $6500 plus $50 shipping in the continental U.S. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at esetter5@roadrunner.com Thanks

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    I believe these guns were made by Leabeau-Corally, if so they are lovely.Jack
     
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    Please tell me that those screws aren't buggered. I hope it's just a weird lighting thing in the picture. Nothing sours me on a gun more - if they did that to the outside, what did they do to the inside?
     
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    All the screws are perfect on this gun. Can't find a mark on it.
     
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    Glad to hear that! I thought it might be the lighting - pictures can be misleading sometimes.
     
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    That is one breathtaking Browning!!!


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    If you look at the screws at 200% magnification you will see that all of the screws have been turned, if not then the origional assembly was a bit sloppy

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    It does look like the screws have been turned, but so what, it's gorgeous. The one funny looking one that shows on both sides is not a screw, they're cocking indicators. Paul Bobby
     
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    To everyone commenting on the screws. The two cocking indicators are gold filled from the factory. They did that on the grade one guns and the grade two. Two things about this gun, first it doesn't show any signs of ever being fired, so I don't know why a screw would have been removed. Second I always give a three day non-firing no questions ask inspection period on my guns so if you had any doubt you could send it back. I have looked the gun over from top to bottom and it is my opinion that the screws have not been touched other than original assembly of the gun.
     
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    Just spoke with Browning this morning and they told me there were approximately 225 of these built in Grade II, making this an extremely rare Browning. This particular gun was built in 1988 and shipped in Feb. of 1989.
     
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    New pictures added with much better lighting and I think you will be able to see now that none of the screws are buggered in any way.
     
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