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Re: Browning Superposed [Re: WyoCoyoteHunter] #16180222 06/18/21
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A Super for 700? I would hurt myself getting my wallet out. No salt on that early girl.


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With that early a Superposed salt is not an issue, it was made decades before Browning used the salt process. Send the gun to Browning's service center in Arnold, MO for the locking bolt to be welded and refit. I did hundreds of Superposed locking refit when I worked there, a thorough mechanical overhaul will be money well spent.

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Originally Posted by WyoCoyoteHunter
It was built in 1952!!


So..........Did you buy it?
If you don't, you'll probably regret it!

Re: Browning Superposed [Re: WyoCoyoteHunter] #16183062 06/19/21
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What’ does it weigh? Balance point….possibly cut and 30 inch? Does it feel like you wouldn’t mind carrying it behind the Dogs for a day?

Superposed are excellent shotguns, but most of the 12’s can get a little old with a long day.

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Exactly

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Re: Browning Superposed [Re: WyoCoyoteHunter] #16184227 06/19/21
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It feels great battue, I am used to carrying an 870 12.. I am sure this is lighter... It looks to me like a very clean old shotgun, that has be used but not abused..


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It feels great battue, I am used to carrying an 870 12.. I am sure this is lighter... It looks to me like a very clean old shotgun, that has be used but not abused..


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I've never hunted in Wyoming. What are you after? Pheasant? Sage hens? Grouse?

We pretty much hunt woods quail, turkey, and ducks around here, which is why so many guys have more than one shotgun.

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about the only thing that needs to be checked often on those old hump backs is the leather bolt recoil plug riveted to the back of the inside of the receiver. make sure it hasnt decayed and disappeared.


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I mostly hunt prairie grouse, pheasants, some forest grouse and some waterfowl.. I have lots of shotguns, mostly pumps, one o/u and one s/s..


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I mostly hunt prairie grouse, pheasants, some forest grouse and some waterfowl.. I have lots of shotguns, mostly pumps, one o/u and one s/s..


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Sounds good to me. I shot a lot of pheasant when I lived in Nebraska, great sport.

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Originally Posted by WyoCoyoteHunter
Thanks.. Good info.. I thought the solid rib would be of more value!!


There are a lot better f us hunters willing to pay more for solid rib guns. And from your description and desires I would recommend buying it


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Re: Browning Superposed [Re: WyoCoyoteHunter] #16191585 06/22/21
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I sure hope you are on your way back to buy the damned thing!

Re: Browning Superposed [Re: bobski] #16193022 06/23/21
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Originally Posted by bobski
about the only thing that needs to be checked often on those old hump backs is the leather bolt recoil plug riveted to the back of the inside of the receiver. make sure it hasnt decayed and disappeared.


Are we on the same page bObski ?

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Originally Posted by CrowRifle
A Super for 700? I would hurt myself getting my wallet out. No salt on that early girl.


I've ran across more than one Browning Superposed that I wouldn't pay $700 for.

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Superposed are tricky to buy. They were the favorite of a lot of competition shooters, and many have been shot to death. Make sure the barrels ring true, because a LOT have loose barrels and/or ribs.

There's also the issue of salt wood. More guns than not had salt wood. Find a piece of wood with no finish (under forend metal, under recoil pad, etc) and do the silver nitrate test. If it passes, you're good, if not...unless you REALLY know your stuff; pass on any Superposed that fails the test.

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The Superposed as built like a tank. If it fits and you have use for a 30" gun (probably choked F/M)...get it. $700 is a better than fair price and it will not lose value.


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Superposeds WERE Belgian. As was the Liege. Everything after was Japanese

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Re: Browning Superposed [Re: WyoCoyoteHunter] #16241105 07/10/21
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1952 was way before salt wood. So was my 1964 which I've been shooting regularly for the past ten years. Other than the chambers being a little loose it is fine. Just have to load on a Grabber or 9000 rather than the 650. Great guns. Mine is my doubles gun

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