SOLD FOR: $1375
Serial Number: 14651PY163
Year of Manufacture: 1982 (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”-28””. 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 “14651” and the inside of the forend is stamped “14651”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked with proofs. The left side of the monoblock is marked “*” on the upper chamber and “**” on the lower chamber, it is also marked “14651”.
Barrel Length: 28” Vent-Rib
Choke: Full over Modified, both Fixed
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a red fiber-optic insert in a base set on the rib at the muzzle. The top of the rib is checkered for glare reduction.
Weight: 6 lb. 10 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered walnut with a flat bottom pistol grip, straight comb, and finger groove forend. There are some marks through the finish, some of the most noticeable are on the front of the pistol grip and on the belly. There are a few minor compressions scattered over the wood, some of the most noticeable are on the comb and in the finger grooves. The checkering is mostly sharp. The LOP measures approximately 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the aftermarket rubber buttpad and 12 7/8″. The drop at comb is approximately 1 1/2” and at heel 2 1/4”. The cast is about neutral. The pad 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.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 95% of its metal finish. There is thinning on the edges, the most noticeable is on the trigger guard. There are some scattered little marks through the finish infrequently scattered over the barrel and there is a more notable scratch on the bottom of the lower barrel at the front. There are some scattered light handling marks. There are a few little marks on the edges of the rib. There is light handling wear on the barrels. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun appears in about Fine-Excellent condition but rates in Very Good condition due to Mechanics.
Mechanics: The action DOES NOT function correctly. The action does not cock when the action is opened. The cooking mechanism is likely misaligned. 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 28” barrels chambered for 20 Gauge 3 inch shells that are choked Full over Modified. This one has a tight lockup, bright bores, and a lot of original finish with hardly anything in the way of wear, it just needs some work to the cocking mecanism. This ought to be a great shotgun for hunting or clay shooting for the lucky winner once the mechanical issue is sorted out. Please see our photos and good luck!