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Browning Superposed Continental – 20ga. SUPERLIGHT/.30-06


SKU: Browning Continental 2 BBL SET 20ga .30-06 sn177PM01016 Categories: , , , Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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General Specs: Browning, Year 1980, 20 Gauge; .30-06, 7lbs. 3oz.; 6lbs., Chokes M/F, LOP 14 1/4″, DAH 2 1/8″, DAC 1 3/8″
Serial Number:  177PM01016

The Browning Superposed Continental Set was produced from the Presentation Grade era of 1979 through 1984.  This is a classic concept that has functional validity in North America and around the world.  A Browning Superposed Superlight 20ga. over/under shotgun with highly figured wood with an oil finish that is far nicer than the earlier Superlight shotguns, with an extra set of over/under .30-06 rifle barrels fitted to the same frame, the set housed in a Browning hard case all as a factory produced package.  They only made 734 Continental Sets with only 239 with the .30-06 caliber.  The rifle barrels are good for almost any North American big game and made for stalking and quick shots out beyond 200 yards.  And of course, the Superlight 20ga. is a superb upland gun.

In 1969 Browning introduced the Superposed “SUPERLIGHT” in the 20ga. and finally was born a true upland bird gun.  A typical Browning Lightning model weighs about 6 1/2lbs. This Superlight weighs in at 6lbs. balanced perfectly on the hinge pin.  This 20 bore Superlight is 1/2lb. lighter than the Lightning Model!  This is a dynamic upland bird gun, with its straight hand stock, rounded frame, and schnabel forend that can be carried all day without fatigue.  If you look at other Superlight Superposed guns you will see most had rather plain wood.  This gun has highly figured wood with lots of fiddleback and feather crotch figure on both sides of the stock.  THIS SUPERLIGHT 20GA. HAS 3” CHAMBERS.  EARLIER SUPERLIGHTS ONLY CAME WITH 2 ¾” CHAMBERS.  WHAT A PHEASANT GUN THIS WILL MAKE!  This gun, sn177PM01016 made in 1980, is in AS NEW, LIKELY UNFIRED CONDITION, AS IT HAS NO PRIMER MARKS AROUND THE FIRING PIN HOLES.  The barrels are tight as new on the hinge pin and breech face, and the entire gun rates at 99.5% factory original finishes.  There are a few of the lightest safe marks on the rh side of the buttstock, a tiny bit of wear ahead of the safety button, and that is it.  Even the trigger retains 99.5% of the original gold plating.  Bores on both sets of barrels are perfect, as are the screws, and the gun is mechanically superb.  Cased in the factory Browning Airways case complete with the original 2 sets of keys, this is a great buy for an unusual, collectible, Browning Superposed.  We have this priced almost as just a shotgun, so for a Continental Set in near new condition, it is a bargain waiting to be yours.  Study the photos and the specifications below, look at how we have her priced compared to others, and you will easily justify owning this scarce and unique Belgium Browning Superposed Superlight Continental Set.  Thanks for looking!


Barrel Length:   24″; 26 1/2″
Chokes:   .013/.027 M/F
Bores:   all mirror; rifle perfect 10 out of 10 bore
Bore Diameter:   .620/.619
Wall Thickness:   .032/.032
% Blue:   99.5% factory blue
Chambers:   3″
Ribs:   tight; vent tight
Sights:  folding rear, ramped front; single bead
Action:  tight as new way right of center
Ejectors:  timed
Receiver Condition:   99.5% factory blue
Screws:   perfect
Engraving:   Grade 1; sharp clear hand engraved
Trigger Type:   single selective trigger, gold is 99%
Trigger Guard Color:   99.5% factory
Type:   English/Schnabel forend; lots of fiddleback/feather both sides
LOP:   14 1/4″
LOP To End Of Wood:   14″
DAH:   2 1/8″
DAC:   1 3/8″
Cast:   neutral
Checkering Condition:   perfect
Butt Treatment:   factory plate
There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on long guns. If it is a “VFI Certified” gun there is a 90 day mechanical warranty. Call or email us for more details or questions. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc
Payment and Shipping
Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price reflects 3% cash discount. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher.)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: Collected in CO, FL, MI, WI
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $145.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK.
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes. We accept C&R licenses for shipping on C&R eligible guns.
Terms of Purchase: Check your local and state laws before purchasing. It is the buyer’s responsibility to confirm his/her right to own the firearm or any item before purchasing.
PLEASE SEE OUR OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. View all listings and our full inventory of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. Thanks for looking! We employ full time gunsmiths on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs “tweaked”, let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns “as found” and others want them “just so”. We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.
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