Browning Citori 425 Sporting Clays Grade I 20 GA 28″ Over Under Shotgun
SOLD FOR: $1825
Model: Citori 425 Sporting Clays Grade I
Serial Number: 29412MZ131
Year of Manufacture: 2001 (https://www.browning.com/support/date-your-firearm/citori-over-under-shotgun.html)
Caliber: 20 Gauge 2 3/4” and 3″ Shells
Action Type: Over Under Shotgun, with Single Selective Inertial Trigger & Ejectors
Markings: The left of the monoblock is marked “29412”, “7”, “P”, “INVECTOR”, and “28””. The bottom of the monoblock is marked with proofs. The right of the top barrel is marked “20 GA. – 2 3/4″ AND 3” BROWNING S.A.”. The inside of the forend iron is marked “29412” and the inside of the forend is stamped “E29412”. The top tang, under the lever, is marked with the serial number. The sides of the receiver are marked with scroll engraving and a BuckMark logo followed by “BROWNING”. The bottom of the receiver is marked with scroll engraing and “GRADE 1 / 425”. The trigger guard is marked with a BuckMark.
Barrel Length: 28” Vent-Rib
Choke: The barrels are threaded for chokes and are currently installed with Improved Cylinder over Skeet chokes.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a bead set on the rib at the muzzle. The rib is checkered for glare reduction.
Weight: 5 lb., 14 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered walnut with a round bottom pistol grip, Schnabel tip finger groove forend, and fluted straight comb. There are a few scattered light handling marks, draglines, and compressions. Some of the most noticeable marks are on the belly and left side of the forend. The buttstock is tight to the receiver, the cheeks of the stock are ever so slightly shy to the tangs and receiver, this is not visible to the naked eye but is audibly observed when tapping the cheeks gently. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is strong. The LOP measures approximately 14 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the black rubber KickEez buttpad and 13 7/8″ to the wood. The drop at comb is approximately 1 1/2” and at heel 2 3/8”. The pad has some light wear. The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue Barrels with Grey Nitrous Finished Alloy Frame
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 minor scuffs and draglines on the bottom of the receiver. The barrel set has some light handling. There are a couple of tiny scuff marks on the barrel set. There is light handling wear on the frame and barrel. 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: 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 425 Sporting Grade I, with 28” barrels threaded for Invector chokes and chambered for 20 gauge 3 inch shells. It features beautifully figured checkered walnut stocks and scroll engraving on its alloy receiver. The receiver is made of lightweight alloy and has a steel dovetail behind the chambers for reinforcement. Aside from the minor wear on the wood, 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 and will be a great addition to any collection. Please see our photos and good luck!Please see our photos and good luck!