Sold for $2039.81
Model: 525 Citori Field
Serial Number: 36064MR131
Year of Manufacture: 2007 (https://www.browning.com/support/date-your-firearm/citori-over-under-shotgun.html)
Caliber: 410 Gauge 2 1/2” & 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 / MADE IN JAPAN/MIROKU”. The left of the monoblock is marked “36064”, “44”, “P”, “INVECTOR”, and “28””. The bottom of the monoblock is marked with proofs. The right of the top barrel is marked “CITORI SPECIAL STEEL .410 BORE-2 1/2” AND 3””. The inside of the forend iron is marked “36064” and the inside of the forend is stamped “E36064”. The top tang, under the lever, is marked with the serial number. The sides and bottom of the receiver have scroll engraving. The sides also have a Buckmark logo. The bottom of the receiver is marked “525”. The trigger guard has a gold filled Buckmark logo.
Barrel Length: 28” Vent-Rib
Choke: The barrels are threaded for chokes and are currently installed with Full over Improved Cylinder chokes. No additional chokes are included.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a white bead in a base fixed to the front of the rib. The rib has a white alignment bead at the midsection. The top of the rib is checkered for glare reduction.
Weight: 6 lb., 4.4 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered walnut with a pistol grip, Schnabel tip forend, fluted straight comb, and a Browning buttplate. There are light handling marks, no major defects. The checkering is mostly sharp. The LOP measures approximately 14 1/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the black buttplate. The drop at comb is approximately 1 3/8” and at heel 2 1/8”. The cast is about neutral. The pad has some light wear. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Silver Nitride
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright with no erosion.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are light handling marks but no significant wear or damage. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this gun rates in about 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: Included is a serial matching box.
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. This example is a Citori 525 Field Grade, with 28” barrels threaded for Invector chokes and chambered for 410 gauge 2 ½ & 3” inch shells. It features beautifully figured checkered walnut stocks and scroll engraving on its silver nitride receiver. It has no discernible wear, retaining 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!