SOLD FOR: $2500
Model: Citori 725 Sporting, Item# 0135313010, UPC: 023614073195
Serial Number: BRJP08296YM131
Year of Manufacture: 2020
Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 3/4″ & 3″ Shells
Action Type: Top Lever, Break Action Over/Under Shotgun With Single Selective Trigger (mechanical) and Individual Ejectors
Markings: The left side of the top barrel is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN, UTAH / MADE IN JAPAN/MIROKU” and the left side of the monobloc is marked “INVECTOR / DS / 30″“ and “08296YM”. There are a series of inspection marks between the locking lugs (please see photos.) The right side of the upper barrel is marked “CITORI SPECIAL STEEL 12 GA – 2 3/4″ AND 3″”. The inside of the forend iron is marked “08296” and the inside of the forend has “BC 08296” pressed into the wood. Each side of the exposed portion of the forend iron has oval-pattern engraving and a gold BuckMark logo. Both sides of the receiver are engraved with the same oval pattern with “725” at the bottom-rear corner. The top tang is marked “BRJP08296YM131”, the bottom of the receiver is marked “BROWNING / 725 / SPORTING”. The bottom of the trigger guard has a BuckMark logo filled with gold.
Barrel Length: 30″, Ported, Vent Rib
Choke: Both Barrels are threaded for Browning Invector-DS Extended Chokes. Currently, the top barrel has Modified installed and the bottom Improved Modified. Full, Improved Cylinder and Skeet are also included.
Sights / Optics: There is a red HiViz Pro-Comp fiber-optic at the front of the rib and a smaller white mid-bead. The top of the rib is serrated for glare reduction. Different color and size fiber-optic inserts are included.
Weight: 7 lbs., 13.2 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with schnabel forend, flat-bottom pistol grip with right-side palm-swell, straight comb and black rubber Inflex Technology buttpad. The stocks have a faint storage mark or two. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14 3/4″ from the front of the installed trigger to the back of the buttpad, 13 7/8″ to the back of the wood. The trigger is adjustable for LOP with about 1/8″ of travel available in each direction. The installed trigger is a smooth-face, curved, cast to the rear on the right-side trigger. A checkered, curved, neutral cast and smooth, curved, neutral cast triggers are included. The drop at comb is approximately 1 1/2″, drop at heel 2 3/8″. The cast is about neutral. The pad is still supple with little to no wear. Overall, the stocks are in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Silver Nitride
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion. In this writer’s opinion, the bores rate 10/10.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The pin heads are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly including 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: This shotgun comes in a black cardboard Browning box with serial-matching label, sheer plastic sleeves for the stock and barrel assemblies, cardboard Browning accessories box with the additional chokes, triggers, a choke wrench, additional inserts for the HiViz sight, hex-wrench for trigger adjustment/replacement, Omega chamber locks and an assortment of factory paperwork including manual.
Our Assessment: This is a Browning 725 Sporting 12 Gauge, and what a beauty! This is a sporting gun from the ground up, and needs to find a home with an active shooter looking for a quality 12 gauge. This is a gun which can only be described as “feature rich”, with 32″ ported barrels threaded for Invector-DS extended chokes, LOP adjustable/replaceable triggers, HiViz Pro-Comp fiber-optic sight, silver nitride receiver finish and Grade III/IV oil-finished walnut stocks. It comes in its original box, with what appears to be its original accessories and paperwork, and looks more as though it was assembled and maybe displayed a few times, with little to no evidence of actual use. This is going to make a great trap or sporting clays gun for the lucky winner. Please see our photos and good luck!