Came across a couple NIB Browning Model 12 Grade V the other day. These were limited edition shotguns back in the 90s. I’ve read that only 4000 of the Grade V Model 12s we’re produced. The engraving appears to be done by the roll engraving method but is very well done. Nice gold inlay game scenes too. The wood is simply incredible. Most were 20 gauge a few were 28... 25” barrels & all were modified choke guns. Couldn’t resist buying the pair...looked like twins and the price for the pair was right. $2700 out the door. As nice as they are, these haven’t appreciated all that much. Whether or not they will appreciate in the future is anyone’s guess. So here’s the issue: I prefer more open chokes such as improved cylinder or skeet I. Briley says there is no problem opening the chokes up...$95 per barrel. Really goes against the grain to alter a factory gun, especially a limited edition gun like these two. I don’t intend to sell them and I’m sure Briley will do a professional job. The only way anyone would ever be able to tell is to mike the barrels. What’s your vote?