"BROWNING 1955 DIANA GRADE OVER/UNDER SHOTGUN SN 44592. Cal. 12 ga. 26-1/2" ventilated rib bbls with duel ivory beads, choked SKEET/SKEET with gold single selective trigger. Mounted with nicely streaked, checkered, French walnut, round knob, long tang pistol grip, 14-3/4" over rubber recoil pad. Receiver and appended metal are beautifully engraved in the usual Diana pattern and signed by the master Funkin. Engraving consists of pheasants and vignettes and woodland scene on left side and ducks in flight and vignettes in a wooded water scene on right, two quail and vignettes on bottom and two rabbits on the trigger guard. Bore restrictions: bottom-.004, top -.007. Wall thickness: bottom -.049, top -.046. Bore diameter: bottom -.727, top -.727 Drop at heel: 2-3/8", drop at comb:1-1/2". Weight 7 lbs 12 ozs. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbls have 90-95% original factory blue with a few light handling marks and slight blue wear from sliding forend. Receiver is French gray in color and shows just the slightest of darkening in the relieved engraved areas. Gold plating on trigger is worn to about 50%. Wood is sound with only a slight hairline crack coming off right rear of top tang and the usual light scratches and depressions found on a used gun of this vintage. Mechanics are good with a slight hitch in the top lever. Bores are shiny with just the lightest of pitting. 4-32626 BT31 (5,000-7,000)"
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