Serial Number: 01557RP368
Year of Manufacture: 1978
Caliber: 20 Gauge 2 ¾” and 3”
Action Type: Top Break Lever Actuated Side by Side, With Ejectors
Markings: The left side of the left barrel is marked “Browning Arms Company Morgan Utah & Montreal P.Q. / Assembled in Korea With Japanese Components”. The right side of the right barrel is marked “B-S/S Special Steel 20 GA. Shells - 2 ¾” and 3”. The serial number is found under the lever, and on the forend metal, and on the left underside of the barrels. The bottom of the receiver is marked “Browning”. There is an “H” on the left water table, and on the left underside of the barrels. The bottom of the barrels are marked “3” on the right and “1” on the left. The flat portion of the barrels are marked “SP” in a circle, “NP / 20 / s8” / *“ on the left, and “SP” in a circle, “NP / 20 / s8” / **” on the right.
Barrel Length: 28”
Choke: The left barrel is marked “*”, full, and the right barrel is marked “**”, modified.
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a brass bead at the end of a full length rib.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are sharply checkered wood (probably walnut), in the straight “English” style. There are no visible chips or cracks. There is little sign of use and the wood shows very nicely. There are just a few compression marks in the checkering. The LOP measures approx. 14” from the single trigger to the back of the “Browning” butt plate. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is near mirror bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows a touch of finish loss at the safety and a small mark on the water table. There are few signs of use and no visible scratches. This gun looks almost new. The Screw heads are sharp and undamaged. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action is stiff and functions correctly. This further indicates little use. We have not fired this shotgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: Wow! This is a great condition Browning side by side in the increasingly popular 20 gauge 3” shell. This shotgun swings up and fits nicely. The wood is near perfect, the bores are near perfect, there are no mars or dings in the finish. This is a real find. This will make the ultimate graduation present, if not to a child then at least to you.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This shotgun can be transferred in California.
|Payment and Shipping Instructions:|
UPS Insured shipping will cost $35. To reduce the likelihood of damage during shipping, we may disassemble long guns by removing stocks when it is possible & easy and will not damage the wood or screws. We will also break down takedowns. We have had problems with rough carrier handling breaking the stocks at the wrist, and since we have begun to disassemble, we have not had any breakage. All parts will be individually wrapped. If you would prefer to not have your item disassembled, please let us know as soon as you win the bid.
Your item will be shipped within 1 week of receipt of good funds, usually the next day. You will receive an automatic notification with a tracking number upon shipment, to let you know that we have received funds. If you are in Southern California, you are welcome to pick your item up and complete the transfer at our shop in Simi Valley (M-F, 8-5).
This gun can only be shipped to an FFL, and it will be shipped from an FFL. It is your responsibility to ensure that the gun is legal to own and receive in your area. Please include a copy of your dealer’s license with payment. We will need CFLC numbers for CA FFL’s to ship a firearm within California. We are FFL dealers and comply with all Federal, State and Local laws.
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CA Sales tax applies to CA buyers (7.25%).
Layaways are offered on all items, requiring a 20% non refundable down payment within 7 days of the auction’s close and the balance within 60 days. We do not require prior notice to place an item on the layaway. No returns are accepted on layaway items and the item will be considered abandoned after 60 days.
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