An exquisite, high-grade Belgian Browning Superposed 10-gauge over/under shotgun with Germanic styling was the star of Morphy’s $1.44 million auction of antique and vintage firearms held July 24-25. The gun’s heavily engraved frame – with a coin silver finish adorned by four gold repousse game birds in flight – was “a thing of beauty to behold,” said Dave Bushing, head of Morphy Auctions Firearms division. Signed by revered engraver Angelo Bee and accompanied by its original Browning shipping box, the shotgun sold well above estimate at $27,600. All prices quoted in this report are inclusive of 20% buyer’s premium. Several other boxed over/under Belgian Brownings finished in the top 10, including a Superposed 28-gauge shotgun built in 1967, $13,200; and a 12-gauge model crafted at the Browning Custom

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