SOLD FOR: $1476.99
Model: Citori Special Sporting Clays Edition
Serial Number: 38556NYT13
Year of Manufacture: 1992 (https://www.browning.com/support/date-your-firearm/citori-over-under-shotgun.html)
Caliber: 12 Ga. 2 ¾” Shells
Action Type: Over Under Shotgun, with Single Selective Inertial Trigger & Ejectors
Markings: The left side of the upper barrel is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN, UTAH & MONTREAL P.Q. / MADE IN JAPAN”. The left of the monoblock is marked “38556”, “M”, and “INVECTOR / PLUS”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked with proofs. The right of the top barrel is marked “INVECTOR – PLUS CITORI SPECIAL STEEL 12 GA – 2 ¾” – 30””. The inside of the forend iron is marked “38556” and the inside of the forend is stamped “38556”. The top tang, under the lever, is marked with the serial number. The bottom of the frame is marked “BROWNING / Sporting Clays” in gold. The sides of the frame are marked “Special Sporting Clays Edition” in gold. The bottom of the trigger guard has a Buck Mark logo.
Barrel Length: 30” Ported Vent-Rib
Choke: The currently installed chokes are Cylinder over Cylinder
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a white bead front sight and a white alignment bead at the midsection of the rib.
Weight: 8 lb., 13 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered walnut with a pistol grip and fluted straight comb. There is a small crack on the top of the wrist at the corner formed by the tang and frame. There are some draglines and light compressions. There are a few scratches and little nicks. The most noticeable defects are on the comb, belly, and left side of the butt. There is a ding into the wood on the edge of the pistol grip. The checkering is strong. The LOP measures approximately 14 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the unmarked black rubber buttpad and 13 ¾” to the wood. The drop at comb is approximately 1 ½” and at heel 2”. The cast is about neutral. The pad has light handling wear. The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright with no erosion.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 96% of its metal finish. There are some nicks and scratches on the bottom of the frame. There is a cluster of small nicks and scratches on the bottom of the bottom barrel. There are some little scuffs on the rib. There is some light thinning at the muzzles. There are some little spots of oxidation on the safety/selector. There is some operational wear on the top tang. The trigger guard has faint thinning on the edges. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this gun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The shotgun features a single selective trigger and ejectors. The barrels lock up solidly. The safety does not engage automatically when the action is opened but does function properly when engaged manually. 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: Included are six Browning chokes, Full, improved Modified, Modified, 2x Improved Cylinder, and Cylinder.
Our Assessment: Browning Citori shotguns are extremely dependable and make for great investments. This example is a Special Sporting Clays Edition 12 gauge with ported 30″ barrels threaded for Invector chokes and chambered for 2 ¾” shells. It has wear consistent with normal use by at the range, retaining strong mechanics, bright bores, and a tight lockup. This ought to be a great shotgun for hunting or clay shooting for the lucky winner. Please see our photos and good luck!