Browning Superposed

Browning Superposed
Fusil BROWNING B25.JPG
TypeShotgun
Place of originUnited States
Belgium
Production history
DesignerJohn Browning, Val A. Browning
Designed1922-1931
ManufacturerBrowning Arms Co.
Fabrique Nationale
Produced1931-1940, 1948-1960
Specifications
Barrel length20", 26", 28", 30"

Caliber12 gauge, 16 gauge, 20 gauge, 28 gauge, and .410 bore
ActionBoxlock

The Superposed introduced a wide variety of innovations including the single select trigger and over-under design. This design was considered revolutionary in the 1930s, but it was later found that Browning had already made a model of this design in the 1880s.[citation needed]

History[]

It was the last firearm to be designed by John Browning. After Browning's death, the design work was completed by his son Val A. Browning.[1] Original production dates were 1931–1940.[2] Original production grades were Grade I (Lightning/Standard), Pigeon, Diana and Midas.

Post World War II production began in 1948 and lasted until 1960 when the model underwent major changes.[2]

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