SODL FOR: $1100
Model: Citori GTI
Serial Number: 55709PNP13
Year of Manufacture: 1989 (https://www.browning.com/support/date-your-firearm/citori-over-under-shotgun.html)
Caliber: 12 Ga. 2 ¾” 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 “55709” and “INVECTOR”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked with proofs. The right of the top barrel is marked “SPECIAL STEEL 12 GA – 2 ¾” – 28””. The inside of the forend iron is marked “55709” and the inside of the forend is stamped “55709”. The top tang, under the lever, is marked with the serial number. The bottom of the frame is marked “BROWNING / Gti”. The left side of the frame is marked “Gti” and the right side is marked with a Buck Mark followed by “BROWNING Gti”. The bottom of the trigger guard has a Buck Mark logo.
Barrel Length: 28” Vent-Rib
Choke: The installed Invector chokes are Modified over Improved Cylinder
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a white bead front sight and a white alignment bead at the midsection of the rib.
Weight: 7 lb., 15 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered walnut with a pistol grip and fluted straight comb. The buttstock has a pistol grip and the forend has finger grooves. There is a ding into the wood and a crack on the left side of the forend at the rear top corner. There are a couple of little marks through the finish and a couple of compressions, some of the most noticeable are on the left side of the buttstock up by the comb. There are some little tiny bubbles in the finish, some of the most noticeable are on the comb. The checkering is mostly sharp but has a few scattered light marks. The LOP measures approximately 14 3/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the unmarked black rubber buttpad and 13 3/4″ to the wood. The drop at comb is approximately 1 3/8? at comb and 2 1/8” at heel. The cast is off. The pad has light handling wear. 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 but there are a few traces of stubborn fouling.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 90% of its metal finish. There are some little scuffs and little nicks through the finish on the receiver. The barrels have some scattered spots of oxidation, the most noticeable are on the bottom of the lower barrel. There is a small area of thinning on the bottom of the lower barrel towards the forend. There are some scattered light handling marks. There is some light handling wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this gun rates in about Very Good-Fine 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 example is a Gti Edition 12 gauge with ported 28″ barrels threaded for Invector chokes and chambered for 2 ¾” shells. It has some scattered light wear to the metal but 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!