SOLD FOR: $3025
Model: Citori 525 Sporting
Serial Number: 25219MN131
Year of Manufacture: 2009
Caliber: 20 Gauge
Action Type: Top Lever, Break Action Over/ Under Shotgun
Markings: The left side of the top barrel is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN / MADE IN JAPAN/MIROKU”. The right side of the top barrel is marked “CITORI SPECIAL STEEL 20GA-2 ¾”. The left side of the bottom barrel is marked “25219”, the bottom of the bottom barrel is marked with four proof marks. The left side of the barrels near the ejectors is marked “INVECTOR / PLUS / 30”. The inside of the forearm metal is marked “25219” and the wood is marked “BC 25219”. The top tang is marked “25219MN131”. The receiver is Gold engraved of a game bird transforming into a clay target. The receiver has Grade III/IV scroll engraving throughout with a gold toned Browning Buck on either side as well as on the trigger guard. The bottom of the receiver is marked “C25” intertwined and “BROWNING SPORTING” across banners. Above the banners are four gold clays.
Barrel Length: 30” Vent Rib
Choke: The muzzles are threaded for interchangeable chokes. The included choke kit comes with Full, Improved Modified, Modified, Light Modified, Improved Cylinder, and three Skeet.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a white beaded blade at the muzzle with a white mid bead on top of a serrated and ventilated rib. The top of the rib is serrated to reduce glare.
Weight: 7lbs, 0.1oz
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two piece checkered wood with a right palm swell pistol grip, straight comb, and a Kick-Eez rubber buttpad. The wood shows only a couple little draglines and minor compressions. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14 7/8” and 14 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the Kick-Eez buttpad and wood, respectively. The buttpad shows wear to the finish but no major defects. The drop at the comb measures 1 5/8” with a drop at the heel measuring 2 1/16”. The cast is about neutral. This stock rates in about Fine-Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue, Silver Nitride
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This shotgun rates in about 98% of its metal finish. There is light finish loss on the forearm lug. There are some barely perceptible handling marks on the receiver. There are no other signs of significant wear or damage. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The lock up is tight yet smooth. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This gun comes with a myriad of goodies! Aside from the previously choke kit, this gun comes in a hard brown leather Browning case with inner protective fur lining along with paperwork including a manual, interchangeable smooth and checkered triggers, additional red and green fiber optic beaded blades, over/under chamber locks, and the original plain hard buttpad. The case shows little to no wear and rates in about Excellent condition. The buttpad has a few light rubs with no significant imperfections and rates in about Fine condition. All other smaller accessories show little use and rate in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: If this gun could speak for itself it would say, “I’m too sexy for my case!” I took my time writing this one up because in all honesty, she deserved it. With the sharp appeal of the Grade III/IV engraving will turn heads at the range. Not only will you hit clay with ease, but you’ll look good while doing so. With blindingly bright bores and exceptional mechanics, this shotgun leaves nothing to be desired. Please see our photos and good luck!