Browning Model 525 Citori Sporting Grade I 12 GA 28″ Over Under Shotgun

SOLD FOR: $3625

LSB#: 211021DD01

Make: Browning

Model: 525 Citori Sporting Grade I

Serial Number: 02299MY131

Year of Manufacture: 2002 (

Caliber: 12 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 “02299”, “4”, “P” , “INVECTOR / PLUS”, and “28””. The bottom of the monoblock is marked with proofs. The right of the top barrel is marked “CITORI-SPECIAL STEEL 12 GA-2 3/4””. The inside of the forend iron is marked “02299” and the inside of the forend is stamped “DE02299”. The top tang, under the lever, is marked with the serial number. The sides and bottom of the receiver, forend iron, lever, top tang, trigger guard, and safety have scroll engraving. The bottom of the receiver is marked “525”.

Barrel Length: 28” Ported Vent-Rib

Choke: The barrels are threaded for chokes and are currently installed with Skeet over Skeet.

Sights / Optics: The front sight is an orange fiber optic in a base fixed to the front of the rib. The rib has a white alignment bead at the midsection. The top of the rib has serrations perpendicular to the bore on the sides and serrations parallel to the bore in the center for glare reduction.

Weight: 7 lb., 15 oz.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered walnut with a pistol grip with right-handed palm swell, Schnabel tip forend, and fluted straight comb. There are some scattered draglines. There are a few little compressions. The checkering is strong. The LOP measures approximately 14 7/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the black rubber buttpad. The drop at comb is approximately 1 5/8” and at heel 2 1/8”. The pad has some scattered light wear, mostly at the heel. The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue & Silver Nitride

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bores are bright with no erosion.

Overall Condition: This gun retains about 97% of its metal finish. The silver nitride shoulders of the barrels have some little spots of discoloration. There is light handling wear on the receiver. There are a couple of little spots of discoloration from previous oxidation on the barrels, most noticeable on the left side of the bottom barrel towards the forend. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this gun rates in about Fine Plus 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 is a leather Browning case, paperwork with no manual, green fiber-optic inserts, orange fiber-optic inerts, white front sight inserts, two spare triggers, a set of chokes, and Briley Side-Kick inserts for 20 GA, 28 GA, and .410 Bore. The extended chokes are Improved Cylinder, Modified, Improved Modified, Full, and Extra Full.

Our Assessment: Browning Citori shotguns are extremely dependable and make for great investments. This example is a Citori 525 Sporting Grade I, with 28” barrels threaded for Invector Plus chokes and chambered for 12 gauge 2 ¾ inch shells. It features beautifully figured checkered walnut stocks and scroll engraving on its silver nitride receiver. Aside from minor wear to the stocks, it has wear consistent with a few shots 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!

Browning Model 525 Citori Sporting Grade I 12 GA 28" Over Under Shotgun
Browning Model 525 Citori Sporting Grade I 12 GA 28″ Over Under Shotgun