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I was trying to find a stock for a Browning Superposed and got what I thought was the correct stock. Do any of you know if the stocks changed slightly with different eras or DOM's? I even tried finding the part number stamped in the tang area (HX3643) and came up with a blank. I don't believe this is a Citori stock but it is a Browning O/U or some sorts. Any help would be appreciated.

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Have you had YOUR wood off the action? I can't tell you right away but the inlets look somewhat different than my early 50s Super. A lot less oily, for one thing, but the milling seems different. Either it fits, darn close at worst, or it doesn't. I do know that mine has a much more rounded grip "cap" area, rounded not flared, so I'm betting your trigger guard is curved differently than what you've got? That's probably likely, but where the sides come up to the back of the action it should be samety-same.


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looks more Citori to me...


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Congrats on owning the finest shotgun ever made. I didn't keep up with Brownings when they stopped producing the round knob, long tang versions. Browning almost went under after mistakenly purchasing (Saltwood) walnut. Yikes! Ruined a lot of beautiful shotguns.


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Originally Posted by DMc
Congrats on owning the finest shotgun ever made. I didn't keep up with Brownings when they stopped producing the round knob, long tang versions. Browning almost went under after mistakenly purchasing (Saltwood) walnut. Yikes! Ruined a lot of beautiful shotguns.

That wood ruined a lot of fine Safari rifles too. Yes, I am trying to fit it to a 50's vintage gun and I believe this stock is off a much later one. I had assumed they were interchangable.

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When Browning went to Japan and started making reproduction Model 12's, 42's and the little Browning Auto 22s, I was hoping they'd come out with a Superposed reproduction. Bummer it never happened, but with steel shot legislation that would have been another killer for them.


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Originally Posted by 160user
That wood ruined a lot of fine Safari rifles too.
Those stepped-barrel Safari's are amazing.


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Call Art’s gun shop, best in business with Browning superposed guns.

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Originally Posted by 160user
Originally Posted by DMc
Congrats on owning the finest shotgun ever made. I didn't keep up with Brownings when they stopped producing the round knob, long tang versions. Browning almost went under after mistakenly purchasing (Saltwood) walnut. Yikes! Ruined a lot of beautiful shotguns.

That wood ruined a lot of fine Safari rifles too. Yes, I am trying to fit it to a 50's vintage gun and I believe this stock is off a much later one. I had assumed they were interchangable.
I've had two saltwood guns, a Superposed, which I sold cause the progressive rusting was painful to see. I still have a top-grade T-22, but it's pretty badly pitted.

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I always thought the W-shaped checkering was a Winchester thing...


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The stock sure looks like a Browning to me, complete with Browning pad. I guess I don't know.

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nor am I certain. I haven't picked up a browning in a while


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Older 50's to early 60's supers had the long tang on the bottom. On a flat or square knob trap gun the end of the lower tang extends to within a 1/4" of the edge of the grip. It was also spear pointed in shape. The newer 70's supers had a short tang that only extended an 1" or so behind the trigger guard. Same as my 12 ga lightning citori. Maybe off a 101?..mb


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The long tangs weren’t salt guns I think.

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The pictures show a "U" inlet stock. Superposed stock inletting for the top tang right at the safety came in either a "Y" or "U" inletting. Has nothing to do with the short or long lower grip tangs. I am pretty sure the Y insetted grips were for the earlier guns and then Browning changed to the U tang design. The stocks are not interchangeable. BTW, My understanding is that none of the long tang guns or superlights had salt issues but it is always best to be careful.

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Originally Posted by hanco
Call Art’s gun shop, best in business with Browning superposed guns.


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