Good gun alert: a rare Browning sidelock side by side…

12 gauge Browning Sidelock Side-by-Side Shotgun
12 gauge Browning Sidelock Side-by-Side Shotgun

To most shotgun people, Browning means over & unders. This company’s Superposed and then Citori lines have been around for over 80+ years and they have to one of the most popular doubles ever made.

But Browning hasn’t always been about stacked barrels. From 1971 t0 1987, they made a line of side-by-sides called the BSS. Starting in 1983, this line included a very well made sidelock shotgun.

Gunsmith James Flynn like thse guns a lot.  You can find out why by reading this article here. I’ve seen a few sidelock BSSs. I liked them, but I never wanted them because every one I saw had 26″ bbls.

This one caught my eye because it’s the first one I’ve seen with 28″ barrels. It you’re looking for a reliable double at a good price, it may be worth checking out.

12 gauge Browning Sidelock Side-by-Side Shotgun
12 gauge Browning Sidelock Side-by-Side Shotgun
12 gauge Browning Sidelock Side-by-Side Shotgun
12 gauge Browning Sidelock Side-by-Side Shotgun
12 gauge Browning Sidelock Side-by-Side Shotgun
12 gauge Browning Sidelock Side-by-Side Shotgun
12 gauge Browning Sidelock Side-by-Side Shotgun
12 gauge Browning Sidelock Side-by-Side Shotgun
12 gauge Browning Sidelock Side-by-Side Shotgun
12 gauge Browning Sidelock Side-by-Side Shotgun
12 gauge Browning Sidelock Side-by-Side Shotgun
12 gauge Browning Sidelock Side-by-Side Shotgun

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Good gun alert: a rare Browning sidelock side by side…

  1. Greg,
    I once owned a BSS in the 80’s and I got rid of it because it had 26 inch barrels and was a tad too heavy, but I did like the gun. This BSS is interesting but having a LOP of 13.5 inches rules it out for most adult, male shooters. And the “buy it now” price of over $4,000 dollars puts this gun in competition with the bespoke lower grades of AYA, etc., which like the Browning, are basically cheaper copies of Holland guns. Thanks for sharing.

    Michael

  2. Sure. I’m glad you liked it. That stock is stubby, but that straight-grained walnut would be easy to match, so an extension wouldn’t look too bad.

    Thanks for the comment.

    Gregg

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