Premier Firearms Auction
May 12, 13 & 14, 2023
SCARCE BROWNING BSL LC2 SXS SHOTGUN MADE BY LEBEAU COURALLY
Cal. 12 Ga. 2 3/4″. S# 918CS01060. Browning offered these fine guns through the custom shop until around 2006. At that time, the LC2 retailed for over $22,000. This gun has 28″ chopperlump barrels fitted with narrow swamped game rib. Tops of barrels are engraved “Browning Assembled by Lebeau-Courally” “Mod. BSL 12 Ga. 2 3/4″ Made in Belgium”. Barrel flats are stamped with 1986 Belgian Nitro proofs for 2 3/4″ chambers. Coin finished sidelock action features nonautomatic safety (“S” inlaid in gold) and double triggers (front hinged). Belgian Nitro proofs, serial number and importer’s mark are on case hardened watertable, otherwise action is not maker marked. Action is nicely filed and engraved with 80% coverage well cut scroll within scroll and geometric borders which surround scenes of game birds. A flushing pheasant is on left lockplate; a duck settles into marsh on right. Bottom of action is engraved with woodcock about to land under an alder tree. Engraver’s signature “VOS” (Edouard Vos, noted Browning engraver) is on left side bottom rear of action. Trigger guard with scroll on bow has serial number on tang. Straight grip buttstock of attractively marbled and lightly figured dark European walnut measures 15 1/2″ over brown leather covered pad. Nicely shaped drop points are behind lockplates; point pattern checkering with bead borders is at grip; and a vacant silver oval is on toeline. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. MEASUREMENTS: BBLS: Bore Diameter: R .724″, L .726″. Restriction: R .016 (LIGHT MOD), L .024″ (MOD). Min. Wall Thickness: R .033″, L .032″. STOCK: DAH: 2 5/8″. DAC: 1 9/16″. LOP: 15 1/2″. CAST: neutral. WEIGHT: 7 lb. 1 oz.