SOLD FOR: $1825
Model: Citori Lightning Sporting Clays Edition, High Post Model
Serial Number: 13711NWW53
Year of Manufacture: 1994 (https://www.browning.com/support/date-your-firearm/citori-over-under-shotgun.html)
Caliber: 12 Ga. 2 ¾” and 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 left of the monoblock is marked “13711”, “M”, “28”” 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” AND 3″”. The inside of the forend iron is marked “13711” and the inside of the forend is stamped “13711”. 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 “Lightning 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 Modified over Full
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a white bead front sight and a white alignment bead at the midsection of the rib. The rib is checkered for glare reduction.
Weight: 8 lb., 8 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered walnut with a round bottom pistol grip and fluted straight comb. There are a couple little nicks through the finish, mostly noticeable on the belly. There are a few light compressions and draglines. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures approximately 14 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the back of the unmarked black rubber buttpad and 14” 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 Plus 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 is some faint thinning on the edge of the trigger guard. There is a little nick into the top edge of the frame at the top chamber. There are a few light handling marks. There is some light handling wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. 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: Included is a serial matching box, two extra triggers, and paperwork including the manual.
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 Lightning Sporting Clays Edition 12 gauge with ported 28″ barrels threaded for Invector Plus chokes and chambered for 3” shells. The barrels are also backbored for superior groupings. This particular model was offered with a low post rib and a high post rib, this is the high post model. It looks like it saw the majority of its life in the box and retains 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!