Browning superposed c grade

Discussion in 'Browning Superposed Shotgun' started by Spike44, Nov 17, 2022.

  1. Spike44

    Spike44 .22LR

    I own it about a year, i was looking for a nice browning for a while and had spoken to some dealers that get around, i got a call that this was available, i had dealt with the dealer in past, i had a couple of high end 1911’s he was willing to trade for, and i got the shotgun. Later i found out it was sold at auction a couple of months before i got it. C147 . 27 inch barrels , dual signed, waiting on a browning letter 9 months, nothing yet. Thanks
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  2. Ranger6

    Ranger6 Administrator Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator Forum Moderator

    Wow truly beautiful. Thanks for posting. Do you shoot it or just a safe queen? Can’t say I would blame you if you don’t shoot it.
  3. Spike44

    Spike44 .22LR

  4. Spike44

    Spike44 .22LR

    Thanks, I haven’t shot it yet. Thanks
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  5. Anatidae

    Anatidae .270 WIN

    Congratulations on the acquisition.

    As far as 9 months on a Browning letter:

    I offered to pay research fees for 2 letters back on August 24, 2022. The reply indicated they were "a month to 6 behind". I don't know if that meant 6 weeks or 6 months. I bought one gun and was negotiating for the other. Negotiations failed 2 months ago, but I was still willing to pay $40 for a letter, to see if the unique European-motif engraving was specifically requested by the owner - just for my research and edification on the Gr V pattern variations.

    Yesterday, I got a call from Browning archives asking if I was still interested in a letter. I gave them my credit card info and she said it would be about 2 weeks before they would research the records and get a letter out to me. All this to say - I would send another request since it appears they can turn things around quicker than 9 months, now.

    Good luck!
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2022
  6. Spike44

    Spike44 .22LR

    Its funny they must be making calls, i got call from a woman asking if i was still interested in the letter, she took my info $40 and asked if i wanted it in my name or dear collector. Didn't say how much longer. Thanks
  7. Anatidae

    Anatidae .270 WIN

    Well, I hope neither $40 paid-for letter begins, "We regret to inform you that we could find no records this serial number."

    Please share any information from your letter that you are comfortable sharing - either publicly or privately.

    It's always interesting to trace the history of these guns. Three C-Series guns went to Cullem & Boren, Dallas - another one to Atlanta Outfitters & Fire - others to San Meteo, CA - Florida - etc. One went to Corporate HQ in Ogden and another to Rt 1, Morgan, UT.
  8. Spike44

    Spike44 .22LR

    In the ned schwing superposed book it shows an exact picture of my c grade, im hoping the letter has more details of its history rather then just a general knowledge that the book supplies. thanks upload_2022-11-18_16-48-0.jpeg

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  9. Anatidae

    Anatidae .270 WIN

    I'm sure you meant: The photo in Schwing is not of your gun, but one that was executed in the same engraving pattern.

    The example in the photo is known as the 'D4g' pattern (a standard 'FN' engraving pattern during that period of production) signed by Mario Bodson. Yours is the same 'pattern' engraved by Claude Baerten and J.M. Debrus.

    Six (6) of 22 C-Series 12 gauge examples that have appeared for sale in the last 8 years, are engraved in the D4g engraving pattern.

    Schwing provides the most comprehensive history for the C-Series guns, anywhere. A letter is only specific to invoice info for your serial number.
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  10. Spike44

    Spike44 .22LR

    Exactly, i didn't mean it was my browning in the photo, i meant the same model or pattern. Although that would be cool if it was. Lol Thanks
  11. Spike44

    Spike44 .22LR

    Mine was delivered to Atlanta Outfitters & Fire in 1977. Thanks
  12. Auzzie

    Auzzie 20g

    That is certainly one very nice gun you have!
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  13. Spike44

    Spike44 .22LR

    Thank you
  14. Anatidae

    Anatidae .270 WIN

    I’m not sure how you received a letter in 2 days -unless they did the research and wrote the letter the day they called you, and unless you live within a day’s mail delivery from Ogden, Utah - but kudos to you.

    12 days from BrowninG’s phone call to see if I still wanted a letter - it finally arrived and it DID contain the invoice information I was hoping would confirm the example I was interested in, as special order engraving and barrels configuration.
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2022
  15. Spike44

    Spike44 .22LR

    Heres the date on the, i got the call on the 18th am, it was out my home on the 22nd, i guess they felt bad i waited so long. Lol
  16. Spike44

    Spike44 .22LR

    Now that im thinking about it, i already had it a day or two before responding, it might have legitimately gotten to me 2 days after the call, i wonder if the outside envelope would have that info. Thanks
  17. Anatidae

    Anatidae .270 WIN

    Good deal. And yes - maybe they DID feel badly. Glad to know they appear to be providing this service again. Thanks for the reply and photo.

    Yes, the USPS label has the postmark date at the bottom. Mine took 4 days in transit - Priority Mail. My letter is dated 11/23/22 and postmarked 11/28/22. It was delayed due to Thanksgiving Holiday and weekend.
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