SOLD FOR: $1175
Serial Number: 16672PX153
Year of Manufacture: 1983 (https://www.browning.com/support/date-your-firearm/citori-over-under-shotgun.html)
Caliber: 12 Ga. 2 ¾” or 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 “16672”. The left side of the top chamber is marked “INVECTOR”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked with proofs. The right of the top barrel is marked “SPECIAL STEEL 12 GA – 2 ¾” AND 3″ – 26″”. The inside of the forend iron is marked “16672” and the inside of the forend is stamped “16672”. The top tang, under the lever, is marked with the serial number. The bottom of the frame is marked “BROWNING / Citori”. The sides of the receiver have Grade I scroll engraving. The trigger guard has a BuckMark logo.
Barrel Length: 26” Vent-Rib
Choke: The barrel is threaded for chokes and installed with Modified over Full
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a bead on the rib at the muzzle. The rib is checkered for glare reduction.
Weight: 7 lb., 15 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered walnut with a pistol grip, fluted straight comb, finger groove forend, and Browning brown rubber buttpad. There are a few little compressions, the most noticeable are on the belly, bottom of the forend at the front, and left side of the wrist at the receiver. There are a couple of spots of finish loss, the most noticeable are on the left side of the wrist at the receiver and on the top rear corner of the right side of the forend. There are a few little draglines. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures approximately 14 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the brown rubber Browning buttpad and 13 1/4″ to the wood. The drop at comb is approximately 1 5/8″ and 2 3/8” at heel. The cast is neutral. The pad has 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 98% of its metal finish. There are a few light handling marks on the barrels. There are a few little tiny marks through the finish on the barrel set, so small they will likely go unnoticed. There are some light handling marks on the receiver. There is some light handling wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Fine Plus-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. 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 is a fairly early example is from 1983 and has a 12 gauge barrel set that measures 26″ and is threaded for Invector chokes. Based on its looks you would never guess its age, it looks great and functions just as well. The action is spot on and with its threaded barrels, this will excel at just about anything. This ought to be a great shotgun for hunting or clay shooting for the lucky winner. Please see our photos and good luck!