SOLD FOR: $2311
Model: Citori Feather XS Sporting
Serial Number: 19168MY131
Year of Manufacture: 2002 (https://www.browning.com/support/date-your-firearm/citori-over-under-shotgun.html)
Caliber: 28 Gauge 2 3/4” 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 / MADE IN JAPAN/MIROKU”. The left of the monoblock is marked “19168”, “3”, and “INVECTOR / 28””. The bottom of the monoblock is marked with proofs. The right of the top barrel is marked “SPECIAL STEEL 28 GA-2 3/4””. The inside of the forend iron is marked “19168” and the inside of the forend is stamped “BA19168”. The top tang, under the lever, is marked with the serial number. The sides of the receiver are marked with a Buck Mark followed by “Feather XS”. The sides and bottom of the receiver and the lever have scroll engraving with gold accents. The bottom of the trigger guard has a Buck Mark logo. The lever has scroll engraving. The bottom of the receiver is marked with a gold feather.
Barrel Length: 28” Vent-Rib
Choke: The currently installed Invector chokes are Full over Modified.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a red fiber optic insert in a base screwed to the front of the rib. There is a smaller white alignment bead at the midsection. The top of the rib is checkered for glare reduction.
Weight: 6 lb., 8 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered walnut with a pistol grip, schnabel tip forend, and fluted straight comb. The forend has a few little compressions, most noticeable on the right side at the front and rear. The buttstock has a few little marks into the finish, the most noticeable are on the belly at the toe. There are a couple of little light compressions and draglines on the buttstock. There is light handling wear. The checkering is mostly sharp. The LOP measures approximately 15” from the front of the trigger to the back of the smooth black rubber buttpad. The drop at comb is approximately 1 3/8” and at heel 2 1/8”. The pad has some scattered light wear. The stocks rate in about Fine-Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued Barrel with Silver Nitex Alloy Receiver
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright with no erosion but there is some stubborn fouling that will come out with patient cleaning.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The barrels have light handling wear. The alloy receiver has a few light draglines and light handling marks. There are a couple faint scuffs on the bottom of the receiver. There is light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this gun rates in about Excellent 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: None.
Our Assessment: Browning Citori shotguns are extremely dependable and make for great investments. This example is a Citori Feather XS Sporting, with 28” barrels threaded for Invector chokes and chambered for 28 gauge 2 ¾ inch shells. This model was made for only 2 years. This shotgun has an alloy receiver with a steel breechface dovetailed in and a steel hinge pin. Even though it is nearly 20 years old, it has 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!