SOLD FOR: $1250
Make: Browning, Mfg. by Miroku
Serial Number: 09601MN131
Year of Manufacture: 2009 (https://www.browning.com/support/date-your-firearm/citori-over-under-shotgun.html)
Caliber: 12 Gauge 2 3/4” & 3” 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/MIROKU”. The left of the monoblock is marked “09601”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked with several proofs. The left side of the barrel lug is marked “INVECTOR / PLUS” and “26”. The right of the top barrel is marked “INVECTOR-PLUS CITORI SPECIAL STEEL 12 GA-2 3/4” AND 3””. The inside of the forend iron is marked “09601” and the inside of the forend is stamped “9601”. The top tang, under the lever, is marked with the serial number. The sides of the receiver are marked with Grade 1 scroll engraving. The bottom of the receiver is marked “BROWNING / Citori”. The bottom of the trigger guard has a Buck Mark logo.
Barrel Length: 26” Vent-Rib
Choke: The barrels are threaded to accept different sized chokes. Currently installed are Cylinder over Cylinder. No additional chokes are included.
Sights / Optics: There is a silver bead at the front of the rib. The top of the rib is finely checkered and the top of the chamber is serrated, both for the purpose of reducing glare
Weight: 7 lb. 13.1 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered walnut with a round bottom pistol grip, fluted straight comb, and a Kick-Eez buttpad. The wood shows some infrequently dispersed fine scratches and minor compressions. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures approximately 13 5/8” & 12” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad and wood, respectively. The drop is approximately 1 1/2” and 2 1/16” at the comb and heel, respectively. The cast is about neutral. The pad has some light edge wear. The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Gold Toned Trigger
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright with no erosion. There is some faint fouling at the rear of the lower bore.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are just some infrequent faint marks throughout the metal. The receiver has taken a slight plum hue. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear and the pins are clean. Overall, this gun rates in about Fine-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 with 26” barrels chambered for 12 Gauge 3 inch shells with barrels that are threaded for interchangeable chokes with two Cylinder chokes currently installed. This example has either seen little use or been very well cared for and 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!