Factory Engraved Browning Citori Trap Grade III 3 12 GA 32″ OU Shotgun 1993
Sold For: $2,675.00
Model: Citori Trap Grade III
Serial Number: 11077NX343
Year of Manufacture: 1993
Caliber: 12 GA 2 3/4″ Shells
Action Type: Top Lever, Break Action Over/Under Shotgun
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN, UTAH & MONTREAL P.Q. / MADE IN JAPAN / MIROKU”. The left side of the monoblock is marked “INVECTOR / PLUS”, “3”, “M”, and “11077”. There are a series of inspection marks and proofs between the locking lugs. The right side of the upper barrel is marked “INVECTOR-PLUS CITORI SPECIAL STEEL 12GA – 2 ¾”-32″”. The inside of the forend iron is marked “11077”, the inside of the forend is stamped “B11077” pressed into the wood. The top tang is marked “11077NX343”. The shotgun has Grade III scroll engraving coverage and game scenes on the receiver, waterfowl on the left side and pheasant on the right side.
Barrel Length: 32”, Ported, Vent Rib
Choke: The barrels are installed with Invector Plus chokes Full over Modified.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a white bead in a base at the front of the vented rib. There is a small white midbead present. The top of the rib is finely checkered for glare reduction.
Weight: 9 lb., 3 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two piece checkered walnut with a finger grooved forend, pistol grip, monte carlo comb, and brown ventilated rubber Browning buttpad. There are a few little marks through the finis, the most noticeable are on the right side of the buttstock. There are a couple tiny compressions and light draglines. There are some scattered light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is strong. The LOP measures 14 1/4″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The drop at the top comb is 1 3/8″ and at the heel is 1 7/8″. The cast is neutral. The pad shows no major defects. The stocks rate in about Fine Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Silver Nitride
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are some little nicks and marks on the barrel lugs that show through the bottom of the frame. There are some scattered light handling marks. There is wear on the barrel assembly from the installation of the forend but it is obscured with the forend installed. The screw heads and pin heads are undamaged. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly including the ejectors. The safety does not engage automatically, only manually. The barrels lock to the frame with no play. 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: Included is a serial matching box, paperwork including the manual, a Modified choke, and a Skeet choke.
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 one is a 12 Gauge Grade IIII Trap that was made in 1993. It has beautiful scroll engraving and gold game scenes. The Citori is already one of the most beautiful guns on the market, add the engraving and you have a masterpiece. This shotgun is certainly a looker that will turn some heads but with its accessories and in such high condition, this is a prime contender to add to a collection. This is one of the classiest shotguns you can get your hands on, no matter if you collect Brownings, shotguns, or engraved guns this is something to bid on. Please see our photos and good luck!