Know ye much re Saive Super?

Discussion in 'Browning Superposed Shotgun' started by Bruski, Dec 12, 2021.

  1. Bruski

    Bruski .410

    Have just acquired one with two sets of barrels, seems a reasonable piece of work but know next to nothing about the maker. Appears he was mentored by JMB and had a "factory" next to FN.
    Any information would be helpful and welcomed.
    (will try to post photos if desired).
  2. Rudolph31

    Rudolph31 .30-06

  3. Bruski

    Bruski .410

    1389992657.jpg No sooner said than done. This is from the dealer
  4. Rudolph31

    Rudolph31 .30-06

    Interesting, looks like a Benelli. I’d like to see pictures of the proof marks and other stampings on the barrels and receiver.
  5. Bruski

    Bruski .410

    As you requested...

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  6. Bruski

    Bruski .410

    Taking a rough guess I'm picking 1947 maybe?
  7. Bruski

    Bruski .410

    As to "factory" it may be closer to call it an "assembely" (not sure if that is a word but a place to assemble parts).
  8. Rudolph31

    Rudolph31 .30-06

    I was about to post 1947 from the cursive z date code, but you beat me to it. It’s certainly Belgian but it doesn’t look like a Superposed to me. Here’s the Wikipedia article about John Browning’s protege:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dieudonné_Saive
  9. Definitely a Liege Proofmark; the receiver shoulders remind me of German Merkel designs however.
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  10. Bruski

    Bruski .410

    Yes, without doubt Liege but as you say Merkel inspired including cheek piece and more.
    Threw it out here because of the JMB link and the absence of info elsewhere. Que sera.
    Did figure out one set of barrels is 1947 proofed and the other is 1949.
    Weirdly enough a neighbour has a set proofed 1948. Small world etc.
  11. Bruski

    Bruski .410

    With all it's little quirks had I known would I've brought it?
    Dunno but given I've shot 40 out of 45 single barrel, will I send it back?
    Ahh...prob not, could be a keeper.
  12. john stevens

    john stevens .22LR

    Bruski , can you tell us what locking system this gun utilizes ?
  13. Bruski

    Bruski .410

    Cross bolt. 001.JPG

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