Browning Model Citori Lightning Feather 12 GA 26″ Over Under Shotgun 2001
SOLD FOR: $1800
Model: Citori Lightning Feather
Serial Number: 08024MZ131
Year of Manufacture: 2001 (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 “08024”, “3”, “P”, and “INVECTOR PLUS / 26””. The bottom of the monoblock is marked with proofs. The right of the top barrel is marked “INVECTOR PLUS CITORI SPECIAL STEEL 12GA-2 3/4” AND 3″”. The inside of the forend iron is marked “08024” and the inside of the forend is stamped “8024”. The top tang, under the lever, is marked with the serial number. The sides of the receiver have scroll engraving. The bottom of the trigger guard has a Buck Mark logo. The bottom of the receiver is marked with a gold feather.
Barrel Length: 26” Vent-Rib
Choke: The currently installed extended chokes are Modified over Improved Cylinder.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is steel bead fixed to the rib at the muzzle. The top of the rib is checkered for glare reduction.
Weight: 7 lb., 2 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered walnut with a round bottom pistol grip, fluted straight comb, and brown rubber Browning buttpad. There are some scattered light draglines, minor compressions, and a few little marks through the finish. The most noticeable marks are on the bottom of the forend at the front, left side of the wrist and on the belly. There is light handling wear. The checkering is mostly sharp. The LOP measures approximately 14 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the smooth black rubber buttpad. The drop at comb is approximately 1 5/8” and at heel 2 3/8”. The pad has some scattered light wear. The cast is about neutral. The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued Barrel with Silver Alloy Receiver
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright with no erosion.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are a couple of faint scuffs on the bottom of the receiver in addition to light handling wear throughout. The barrels have a couple of faint little scuffs and handling marks. There is a thin streak of finish loss on the left side of the top barrel at about the midsection, it is so thin it is hardly noticeable. 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. The Citori was introduced in 1973 as an alternative to the highly successful Superposed model. This example is a Citori Lightning Feather, with 26” barrels threaded for Invector Plus chokes and chambered for 12 gauge 3″ inch shells. This model was made from 1999-2007 and has an alloy receiver with a steel breechface dovetailed in and a steel hinge pin. Even though it is over 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!