VERY ATTRACTIVE CUSTOM 20 GA. BROWNING SUPERPOSED SHOTGUN W/ TOP NOTCH FLUSH GOLD INLAY & BULINO WORK BY WINSTON CHURCHILL & STOCKS BY JERRY FISHER.
inv # 20-2475
Cal. 20 Ga., 2 3/4″
Vintage 1970 gun w/ 26 1/2″ bbls. w/ narrow ventilated rib, marked for Mod. & Full, have all correct Browning markings on top bbl. Lightweight action w/ reshaped & gold plated single selective trigger has been nicely shaped, polished & rust blued. Action engraved w/ exceptional finely detailed vignettes of gold inlaid game birds on sides w/ ruffed grouse in various poses on right side in background of pine boughs. Right side depicts a trio of woodcock, 2 in flight & 1 on the ground, in background of foliage. This truly fine work is by the revered Winston Churchill of southern Vermont. His signature is on bottom right side of trigger. A banner on top lever is engraved “No. 1”. S# is on trigger guard tang. Very finely marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock (consignor states work is by Jerry Fisher) measures 14″ over pigskin leather covered pad. Side panels have nicely detailed drop points. Very well cut point pattern checkering w/ mullered borders is at grip & a vacant gold oval is on toeline. Schnabled 1 piece forend matches well.
MEASUREMENTS: BARRELS: Bore diameter: O .621 U .620. Restriction: O .015 (MOD) U .005 (IC). STOCK: LOP: 14″. DAC: 1 1/2+”. DAH: 2 9/16″. Cast: 5/8″ off. WEIGHT: 6 lbs. 4 oz.
PROVENANCE: From the Frederic W. Thrane Collection.