Browning Superposed Grade V 12 gauge with two original sets of barrels. Made in Belguim during 1955, features of serial 45005 include a single inertia trigger and a manual safety. BARRELS: Barrel number 45005-1 is 30 inches long and choked M/F while barrel number 45005-2 is 26.5 inches and choked SK/SK. Both have matted vent ribs (.310-inch wide at muzzle), 2.75-inch chambers and ejectors. Finish is an elegant rust blue. WOOD: Shaped from well-figured walnut and dressed with 26 lines-per-inch wrapping fields of bordered checkering, length-of-pull over the proper Browning butt plate is 15.25 inches. Drops are 1.5 and 2.2 inches, and cast off is approximately .35 inches. ENGRAVING: Triple-signed by Felix Funken, four separate and detailed game scenes (pheasants on left, ducks on right, quail on bottom and hares on the guard) are surrounded in turn by dynamic borders of leaf and scroll to full coverage. As expected, execution is outstanding. WEIGHT: With the longer barrels, weight is 8.4 pounds. CONDITION: The bores are bright and shiny, barrels are full on face, the opening lever rests just right of center and ejectors ping with proud authority. Barrels do not “fall open”. Metal finishes are all at least 98 percent. Wood is approximately 97 percent, owing to a few superficial impressions and rubs, along with one small impression in the left-side checkering field of the shorter barrel’s forend. CASE: A Browning takedown case with keys and manual (inside black envelope) is included. Both interior and exterior are in excellent condition.