Belgian Browning Broadway Superposed Lightning 12 Ga O/U Shotgun

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Location (State):
California (CA)

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13 Years 2 Months
HIGH BID: $1,111.12
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Shipping Fee: $40.00

Auction: 11219996

Manufacturer:   Browning
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Auction Type:
Penny Auctions Basic
Current High Bidder:
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Auction Start:
(July 19, 2012 10:31:54 PT)
Auction Ended:
(August 2, 2012 18:22:18 PT)

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Seller's Description

Guns For Sale - Belgian Browning Broadway -- Superposed Lightning 12 Ga O/U Shotgun

LSB#: 120522RP05

Make: Browning

Model: Broadway Superposed

Serial Number: 47409 S5

Year of Manufacture: 1965

Caliber: 12 Gauge 2 ¾”

Action Type: Top Break Lever Actuated Over/Under Shotgun, With Ejectors

Markings: The barrel are marked “”Browning Arms Company” on the left and “12 GA Shells 2 ¾”- Made in Balgium –Browning Patent”. The left side of the barrels at the breech is marked “47409S5”. The takedown lever is marked “47409S’. There are scattered other Belgian proofmarks. The bottom of the receiver is marked “Lightning / Browning”. Under the lever is found “47409 S5”.

Barrel Length: 30”

Choke: The bores measure approx. .682” measured at the muzzle.

Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a full length wide rib (Broadway) that measures approx. .625”. There is a mid length small white bead and a larger bead at the muzzle.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are beautifully figured and checkered finished wood. There is some surface crackling of the finish on both sides above the trigger. There are very few other marks or scratches. The checkering has become slightly smooth. The LOP measures approx. 14 ½” from the trigger to the back of the rubber “Browning” buttpad. The buttpad is soft and pliable. . The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: All Original

Bore Condition: The bores are near mirror. There is no erosion.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 85% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows wear on the high edges of the receiver, at the safety, and on the bottom of the receiver. The lower tang behind the trigger shows little finish but the metal is smooth. There are a few marks on the rib. The Screw heads are sharp and undamaged. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this shotgun.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: There is a Browning leather gun case provided. The inside of this case is very clean with no tears or losses. The cushion felt is intact. There is a tiny spot of tattering on the inside leather at the end in the barrel compartment. This can be repaired with some glue and proper alignment of the barrels when replacing in the case. The exterior is a little dirty but free of tears. There are just a few minor handling marks. The case is in Fine condition.

Our Assessment: This is the trap wonder gun from the 60’s and 70’s and is still used in competition today. The folks that shoot Browadways will only shoot Broadways, and for good reason. This is the ultimate quality Belgian Superposed Browning made for competition shooting. This shotgun is in fine condition and is ready to take to the range right now! This is a shotgun to enjoy and pass down to future generations.

CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This shotgun can be transferred in California.

Payment and Shipping Instructions:

UPS Insured shipping will cost $40. 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. We package all merchandise for shipment on the Monday following the sale.

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 or C&R, 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 C&R or your dealer’s license with payment. We will need CFLC numbers for CA FFL’s to ship. We are FFL dealers and comply with all Federal, State and Local laws.


Full payment on non-layaway items is required within 14 days. We accept Cashiers Checks, Money Orders, Cash and Personal Checks. No Credit Cards or electronic payments are accepted. To help us properly apply your payment, please indicate what item you have purchased when payment and/or FFL are sent. If you would like to be notified when we receive your payment, please obtain a tracking number from your carrier. We receive about 40 checks a day and do not have the staff required to email everyone when we receive checks.

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.

Successful Bidder Instructions:

You will be invoiced by the morning following the sale. This invoice will include totals for the sale and all instructions.

If you win an item and are not willing or able to complete the sale, you will be liable for 5% of the sale price.

Returns (less shipping) are accepted within 3 days of when the item is delivered with signature confirmation. Returns are very costly for both the buyer and for us, so please ask all of your questions before bidding and please be sure you can legally purchase this item.

Please leave feedback when the gun is happily received, we will leave feedback in return. If you are not satisfied, for any reason, please contact us before leaving negative or neutral feedback. (805) 285-0715

No gun should be fired without being examined by a competent gunsmith.

Payment Methods:

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Ships Using:
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