SOLD FOR: $2350
Model: Citori Special Sporting Clays Edition
Serial Number: 09593NXT13
Year of Manufacture: 1993 (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 “09593”, “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” – 28””. The inside of the forend iron is marked “09593” and the inside of the forend is stamped “9593”. 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: 28” Ported Vent-Rib
Choke: The currently installed chokes are Improved Cylinder over Skeet
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., 1 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered walnut with a pistol grip and fluted straight comb. The pistol has a palm swell for a right-handed shooter. There are some scattered draglines and light little compressions. There are some little nicks and light dings on the bottom of the forend by the lever. There is a little mark through the finish on the comb by the heel. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures approximately 14 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the unmarked black rubber buttpad and 13 5/8” 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 97% of its metal finish. There are a few light little marks on the bottom of the frame. There are a few little rubs on the barrels, mainly on the left sides. There is some light handling wear. 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 carry case and a Modified choke.
Our Assessment: Browning Citori shotguns are extremely dependable and make for great investments. The Citori was introduced in 1973 as an alternative to the highly successful Superposed model. It has been made ever since in numerous calibers and configurations filling just about any role you could think of for an over under shotgun. This example is a Special Sporting Clays Edition 12 gauge with ported 28? barrels threaded for Invector Plus chokes and chambered for 2 ¾” shells. It has wear consistent with normal use by a sportsman 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!