SOLD FOR: $1650
Serial Number: 23515NZ763
Year of Manufacture: 1991 (https://www.browning.com/support/date-your-firearm/citori-over-under-shotgun.html)
Caliber: 20 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”. The right of the top barrel is marked “SPECIAL STEEL 20 GA-2 3/4” AND 3”-26””. The top tang, under the lever, is marked with the serial number. The sides of the receiver are marked with scroll engraving. The bottom of the receiver is marked “BROWNING / Citori”. The bottom of the trigger guard has a Buck Mark logo. The inside of the forend iron is marked “23515” and the inside of the forend is stamped “23515”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked with proofs. The left side of the monoblock is marked “INVECTOR” and “23515”.
Barrel Length: 26” Vent-Rib
Choke: The barrels are threaded for Invector chokes and installed with Modified over Improved Cylinder.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a metal bead set on the rib at the muzzle. The top of the rib is checkered for glare reduction.
Weight: 6 lb. 6 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered walnut with a round bottom pistol grip and straight comb. The buttstock has a tiny gap to the rear of the reciever. There are a few little dings through the finish, most noticeable on the belly. There are some light compressions and dragelines. There are a few minor scuffs, hardly noticeable. The checkering is mostly sharp. The LOP measures approximately 14 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the Browning black plastic buttplate. The drop at comb is approximately 1 3/8” and at heel 2 1/8”. The cast is about neutral. The plate has some 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. There are a few little spots of stubborn fouling.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 95% of its metal finish. There are a couple of light freckles of surface oxidation on the receiver, mostly on the left side. There are a few light handling marks on the receiver. The bottom tang has some light thinning. The lever and safety selector have some thinning from use. The barrels have faint thinning on the edges of the muzzles. The barrels have a couple of small marks through the finish, most noticeable on the right side in front of the forend. There is light handling wear on the barrels. The forend lever is very stiff. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The lockup is tight. The forend lever is very stiff. 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. 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 has 26” barrels chambered for 20 Gauge 3 inch shells that are threaded for Invector chokes. This one has a tight lockup, bright bores, and a lot of original finish with hardly anything in the way of wear. This ought to be a great shotgun for hunting or clay shooting for the lucky winner. Please see our photos and good luck!