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HA1301 Browning Pre-War Superposed, Midas Level Upgrade, Double Single Triggers, English Stock, 12 Ga., 2 3/4" 30"IC/M Bbls., Cased, $6,995

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Right Side Left Side
Right Forearm Left Forearm
The white diagonal lines across the neck of the stock and the barrel are monofilament fishing lines used to suspend the gun for photographs.
Right Stock Left Stock
Right Receiver (Double-Single Triggers) Left Receiver
Right Receive Detail Left Receiver Detail
Under Receiver Under Forearm
Top of Stock Bottom of Stock
Top Lever, Non-Automatic Safety - Center of Gravity Automatic Selective Ejectors
"Horseshoe" Forearm Bracket Engraver Thomas Grogg's Signature
Solid Top and Mid Rib Exterior of Leather Case
Superposed in Case with Rosewood Cleaning Rod, Brass Cleaning Accessories, Nickel Plated Brass Square Oil Bottle, Nickel Plated Brass Snap Caps, Browning St. Louis Label Canvas Cover to protect case

The receiver for this Superposed was probably manufactured in 1932, but it was first sold in 1936 for $59.46.  As it left the factory it was a standard grade with specially ordered Improved Cylinder and Modified choking, and twin single triggers. (Browning Factory Letter) Unlike most double trigger guns the front trigger will fire first the bottom then reset itself and fire the top barrel,  The rear trigger will fire the top barrel, then one must use the front trigger to fire the bottom barrel.  One can also use it just like a normal double trigger gun. It has a solid rib and the "horseshoe" bracket on the front of the forearm, which distinguishes it from later versions of the Superposed.  In 1984 it was purchased by Thomas Grogg, an engraver, who engraved it and put in solid 18 Karat gold inlays and lines.  On the left side of the receiver is a Mallard, the right side is a Canada Goose. On the pre-1936 Midas Superposed there were pigeons on both sides of the receiver, so this is not a copy or an attempt to fake being a Midas Grade, but a Midas level upgrade.  After it was engraved in 1984 it was reblued and refinished by a gunsmith who formerly ran the Browning refinishing shop. There was some cracking in the finish of the stock, as was normal for Brownings of that era, so it was refinished with an oil finish by Klaus Hiptmayer who also refreshed the engraving. There is probably more than a thousand dollars worth of gold in this gun.  Grogg's signature is on the lower right side of the receiver just behind the pivot pin.  It has two recoil pads, a Pachmayr Old English, and a Browning Vent Rubber pad.  I purchased it from Grogg. The gun has had about 200 rounds fired since 1984


SN#: 3774P



Stock type:




Barrel(s)  I. D.



14" | 13"


Superposed Midas Level

Bbl. length:



1 7/16"




2 3/4"






Auto Ejectors


1 9/16"


Blue/Gloss Walnut

Choke(s): Fixed

.22" **(M) .12"**-(IC)





Sight(s): Ft/Mid

Ivory/Brass beads

Butt Pad:

Vent Rubber Old English




Solid, .3"



Trigger type

Twin Single

O/A Length:

45 7/8"

Condition %


Trigger pull

6# 0 oz | 6# 15 oz

Gun weight:

7 lbs 8.5 oz



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