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What is the approximate value of a Browning BSS 20 GA, 4917B37.

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What is the approximate value of a Browning BSS 20 GA, 4917B37. Made in Japan.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Firearms
Expert:  Philip Van Cleave replied 5 years ago.
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The Browning BSS is a side-by-side shotgun chambered in either 12 or 20 gauge, with either a 26, 28, or 30 inch barrel, and with various choke combinations. It has a boxlock action and automatic ejectors. Early models had a non-selective single trigger and later models a selective single trigger. Finish is blued with a checkered walnut stock and beavertail forearm. There we made from 1971 to 1988 by Miroku in Japan.

Blue Book values (what a dealer would offer you, add 20% for retail) for a 20 gauge BSS:

Excellent: $1,775-$2,250
Very Good: $1,300-$1,525
Good: $950-$1,100

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