Browning Silver One of 750 NWTF Commemorative 20GA Semi Auto 26” Shotgun

SOLD FOR: $1,275

WOA#: WY240109CR002

Make: Browning

Model: Silver Autoloading Shotgun, One of 750

Serial Number: 12NWTF0688

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Gauge: 20 Gauge, 2 ¾” Chamber

Action Type: Semi-Auto, Mag Tube Fed

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN UTAH / Made in Portugal by Browning Viana”.  The left side of the receiver is marked “NATIONAL / WILD TURKEY / FEDERATION / One of 750”, “12NWTF0688”.  The right side of the receiver is marked “CONSERVE. HUNT. SHARE.”.

Barrel Length: 28″, Full Length Vent-Rib

Choke:  Adjustable, Invector Plus Choke System, Modified installed

Sights / Optics: There is a white bead fixed to the top of the serrated vent rib.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The two piece stocks are checkered wood with semi pistol grip, straight comb, Browning rubber buttpad, and checkered forend. The LOP measures 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate.  There is some minor handling on the grip.  There is a scuff on the forend that has dulled some of the checkering on the left side.  There are no chips or cracks.  Overall, the stocks are in Very Good condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright.  There is no erosion.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 10/10.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is little to no operation wear.  The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.

Our Assessment:  The Browning Silver Autoloading Shotgun NWTF (National Wild Turkey Federation) Commemorative edition is a limited production model, with only 750 units crafted, making it a highly sought-after piece among collectors and hunting enthusiasts alike. This special edition shotgun celebrates the partnership between Browning and the NWTF, an organization dedicated to the conservation of wild turkey and the preservation of hunting traditions. The Browning Silver model itself is renowned for its reliability, smooth semi-automatic action, and versatile performance in various hunting scenarios, particularly in turkey hunting where quick follow-up shots can be crucial.

This NWTF Commemorative edition is distinguished by unique aesthetic enhancements that honor the spirit of turkey hunting and the conservation efforts of the NWTF. These typically include intricate engravings of turkey scenes on the receiver, special markings, and a serial number indicating its place in the limited production run. Additionally, the shotgun may feature upgraded finishes and materials, such as a high-grade walnut stock and enhanced grip surfaces, providing both functional benefits and visual appeal.

The Browning Silver operates on a proven gas-operated system that reduces recoil, enhancing shooter comfort and accuracy during extended hunting sessions. Chambered to handle a variety of shotgun shells, this model is designed for versatility, accommodating hunters’ needs across different environments and prey. The NWTF Commemorative edition of the Browning Silver Autoloading Shotgun not only stands as a testament to Browning’s commitment to quality and performance but also serves as a tribute to the conservation efforts and hunting heritage the NWTF represents, making it a cherished piece for both its shooting capabilities and its conservation significance. Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Browning Silver One of 750 NWTF Commemorative 20GA Semi Auto 26” Shotgun
Browning Silver One of 750 NWTF Commemorative 20GA Semi Auto 26” Shotgun