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#28126 - 02/26/07 09:58 AM Browning Choke Markings - What do they mean?
Remington40x Offline
Sidelock
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Registered: 12/11/06
Posts: 758
Loc: Warrington, PA
I've purchased a Superposed and am trying to figure out the choke markings. I couldn't find a table of the markings in Schwing's book.

The gun is marked "**-" on one barrel and "**-" with an S stamped directly over the "-" on the other barrel. I suspect from looking at the stampings that they are not all original. One * on the top barrel is distinctly deeper than the other "*-". The markings on the lower barrel are of different depths and clarity as well.

I'll pattern the gun later, but my first reaction after shooting it is that I've got a real winner here. I did quite well with it on the skeet field, missing only those birds that dropped unexpectedly or stopping my swing on birds launched into the wind that I overtook more quickly than expected. (It was very windy and the birds were jumping and dropping as well as slowing much more than usual.)

Thanks.

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#28131 - 02/26/07 10:06 AM Re: Browning Choke Markings - What do they mean? [Re: Remington40x]
Researcher Offline
Sidelock
***

Registered: 01/01/02
Posts: 4368
Loc: WA/AK
Skeet & Skeet.

* = full choke
*_ = improved modified
** = modified
**_ = improved cylinder
**$ = skeet
*** = cylinder

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#28133 - 02/26/07 10:13 AM Re: Browning Choke Markings - What do they mean? [Re: Researcher]
PeteM Offline
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Registered: 11/29/05
Posts: 4505
Loc: IL
Researcher is correct, of course.

You can download the owner's manual from: http://media.browning.com/pdf/om/superposedmanual.pdf The choke markings are on page 11.

To date the gun: http://www.browning.com/services/dategun/detail.asp?id=42

Pete

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#28160 - 02/26/07 01:36 PM Re: Browning Choke Markings - What do they mean? [Re: PeteM]
Remington40x Offline
Sidelock
*

Registered: 12/11/06
Posts: 758
Loc: Warrington, PA
Thanks to both of you for the information.

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#28161 - 02/26/07 01:59 PM Re: Browning Choke Markings - What do they mean? [Re: Remington40x]
Randall Offline
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Registered: 02/03/04
Posts: 416
Loc: Texas
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Always looking for small bore Francotte SxS shotguns.

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#28170 - 02/26/07 02:54 PM Re: Browning Choke Markings - What do they mean? [Re: Randall]
eightbore Offline
Sidelock
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Registered: 02/20/02
Posts: 11196
Loc: Maryland
Many Browning Superposed have been remarked, but a mark that looks different from another mark was not neccesarily done in the aftermarket. If a gun were sent back to Browning for rechoking and remarking, the new marks can look pretty amateurish. Even an S over the dash could have been done at Browning.

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#28223 - 02/26/07 08:26 PM Re: Browning Choke Markings - What do they mean? [Re: eightbore]
Remington40x Offline
Sidelock
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Registered: 12/11/06
Posts: 758
Loc: Warrington, PA
Eightbore:

I'd wondered about the markings, but hadn't thought of someone sending the gun back to Browning for rechoking. It would explain the different quality of the stamps while also explaining where a gunsmith would have gotten the choke stamp. Thanks.

Rem

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