Leo was a big Browning dealer just outside of Pittsburgh, in Library pa. He and his wife Joan, a very fine lady, worked the shop together. Its name was Loe's custom stocks. About 90% sure on that name. Anyway Leo was such a big dealer that he had his own runs of guns produced by Browning. Leo passed away approx. 10 years ago. Bulge.
Leo's Custom Stocks. I lived about 3 miles from there growing up. I loved to go with my Dad to get loading supplies. Now I live 7 or 8 miles away, and wish the shop was still there. It was a really nice gun shop. Bulge is right about Joan, she was always a lady, in the true sense of the word.
Are you Guys sure that is a Leo's Gun??? I thought he only did runs of 100 and that the numbers were on the round part (top) of the opening lever??? I was not aware of any runs of 300 or more??? Trapper T show us some side pic's of that gun so we can get an idea of the engraving, and let us know if it was a 99 only or a plus or a Max gun. Hard to give you a idea of a price without better pic's and alittle more info.
Tony, that engraving looks like a normal BT-99 to me, but Maybe abit of extra scrolls at the top of the reciever on both sides? Its hard to tell in your pix, but is that gold inside of the engraving pattern??? The engraving I have seen on Leo's guns (deep releaf engraving) are mostly like a grade 5 and grade 6 w/ gold. I'm sure someone on here will know more than I. Break-em all. Jeff