For those that haven't owned one of these great guns....an article from 1959. At that time, the shotgun sold for about $127.75. Best upland game gun I've ever owned....will never part with mine. I love this Dragon Black with Gold engraving....and this wood is much better than mine. Good Luck with your Sale.
The Gun That Receives Unstinted Praise From Its Severest Critics
- the BROWNING Double Automatic shotgun
OWNERS ARE, understandably. a gun's severest critics. They know, from actual experience, what a gun can do for them in field or marsh. And, almost without exception, owners
are unqualified in their praise and unanimous in their testimony that the Browning Double Automatic shotgun provides a new hind oj shooling pleasure.
The Double Automatic, you know, is nol a gun for the multitude. Rather, it meets the needs of sportsmen and sports- women who, in view of today's bag limits, believe light weight, fine balance and fast handling qualities are more important to one's shooting success than additional firepower.
They recognize, in full, the scientifically engineered advan- tages the Double Automatic offers - exclusive features which not only contribute to better shooting but to less fatigue at the end of a long day's hunt. These features are:
Lighter weight but with all the recognized advantages of the 12 gauge - the shorter shot string, heavier pellet concen- tration, and the flexibility of 60% more load variety than is available in any other gauge. The Double Automatic is made only in 12 gauge but in models as light as 6 pounds, which is less than most 20 gauge guns. Who wouldn't prefer the weight of a 20 gauge with the hitability of a 12 gauge!
e Better balance and handling qualities. The most compact receiver ever designed in an automatic or repeater type shotgun plus carefully calculated distribution of the recoil mechanism give the Double Automatic the superb balance of a fine "double" gun. Loaded or unloaded, the balance never changes. It is so precise, in fact, that the gun points with the speed and timing one experiences in pointing his own finger, a character- istic so essential to faultless, fast handling.
Soft cushioned recoil. Weight reduction without recoil compensation would mean uncomfortable shooting and, in time, poor shooting. In the design of the Double Automatic provision was made for recoil reduction. A radically stronger braking system is utilized, permitting mechanical absorption of much of the recoil energy and thereby noticeably softening the "kick". As a result, its owner will experience unparalleled soft recoil, a feature particularly appealing to the light weightindividual.
There are other features too:
A safer safety, equally convenient to right or left hand.
A short, crisp trigger pull - again comparable to that of
the fine over-under Superposed.
Barrels are completely interchangeable, in seconds. Merely
press down a latch, lift out the barrel, and insert another of different length or choke.
Most hunters do not buy a gun primarily for its appearance, yet owners tell us graceful styling and meticulous workmanship were important motivating factors in their original selection of a Double Automatic.
The precision hairline fitting by Browning gunsmiths, who have true craftsmen's pride in their artistry, is strikingly evident in every Double Automatic. The select French walnut in stock and forearm is hand-finished and hand-checkered. The receiver is hand-engraved in delicate patterns which gleam jewel-like against the contrasting background.
For those who may welcome a tasteful escape from the more conventional gun finishes, some models are offered with con- servatively dignified colored receivers in Forest Green, Autumn
Fast and easy loading - equally convenient for left or Brown or Satin Gray - all with Silver engraving. Equally right handers, even with heavy gloves. Loading is so fast and attractive is the rich and striking Dragon Black with Gold convenient one might say the Double Automatic is "never engraving. The color is infused into the metal proper; it is
empty". Shooting and loading can be closely coincident. There needn't be any switching of hands or turning the gun over to load. In fact, loading is so simple the Double Automatic can remain at the shoulder, in shooting position. Visually too, one knows instantly how many shells are in the gun.
Without adjustment of any kind the Double Automatic shoots all loads, in any combination desired, from the lightest field or target load to and including the heavy 2%" Magnum.
extremely hard and actually wears longer than more customary finishes.
Yes, traditional Browning attributes are apparent in every Double Automatic, bespeaking the matchless quality upon which Browning's reputation has been so solidly built.
H you are considering a new gun, you owe it to yourself to visit a Browning Dealer and examine the Double Automatic. It affords an entirely new basis upon which to judge a gun.
from $12775 u. S. or CANADA
Prices subject to change without notice
GUNS OCTOBER 1959
WRITE for "Guns by Browning" a colorful illustrated booklet containing complete information on all Browning guns and special chapters on shooting. Browning Arms Co., Dept 52, St. Louis 3, Mo. U.S.A.
Browning Arms Co. of Canada, Ltd. Dept. 52, P .O. Box 991, Montreal 9, P .Q.