Browning Model Citori 20 GA 26″ M/IC English Stock Over Under Shotgun 1983
SOLD FOR: $1901
Serial Number: 14655PX123
Year of Manufacture: 1983 (https://www.browning.com/support/date-your-firearm/citori-over-under-shotgun.html)
Caliber: 20 Gauge 2 3/4” 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″-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 inside of the forend iron is marked “14655” and the inside of the forend is stamped “E14655”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked with proofs. The left side of the monoblock is marked “14655”. The left side of the lower barrel is marked “4” and the left side of the upper barrel is marked “3”. The left side of the upper chamber is marked “**” and the left of the lower chamber is marked “**-“.
Barrel Length: 26” Vent-Rib
Choke: Modified over Improved Cylinder, Both Fixed
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: 5 lb. 15 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered walnut with a Schnabel tip forend, straight grip, and straight comb. There is a crack on both sides of the forend at the rear. There are some scattered compressions and a few little scuffs, mostly on the buttstock. There are scattered light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures approximately 14 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the black plastic Browning buttplate and 13 5/8″ to the wood. The drop at comb is approximately 1 1/2” and at heel 2 1/4”. The cast is about neutral, slightly off. The plate has some scattered light wear, mostly at the heel and toe. The stocks rate in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright with no erosion.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 96% of its metal finish. There are some scattered little marks and light scuffs. There is some finish loss on the edges of the muzzles. There are a few little spots of finish loss on the barrels, most noticeable on the left side at the front. There are a couple scratches on the barrels, most noticeable on the bottom of the lower barrel. There are some scattered light handling marks. There is some finish loss on the edges of the frame and edges of the shoulders of the barrel set above the receiver. There is some finish loss on the trigger. There is standard operational wear. 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. 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 2 3/4 inch shells that are choked Modified over Improved Cylinder. With its straight grip stock and Schnabel tip forend, this Citori is certainly a looker that will turn some heads at the range. This one has a tight lockup, bright bores, and a lot of original finish remaining. This ought to be a great shotgun for hunting or clay shooting for the lucky winner. Please see our photos and good luck!