SOLD FOR: $4025
Model: Citori Grade I Gran Lightning
Serial Number: 16645NY263
Year of Manufacture: 1992
Gauge: 20 Gauge, 2 3/4” and 3″ shells
Action Type: Over Under Shotgun, with Single Selective Inertial Trigger and 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 20GA – 2 3/4” AND 3” – 26””. The top tang, under the lever, is marked with the serial number, “16645NY263”. The sides of the receiver have Grade I scroll engraving. The bottom of the receiver is marked “BROWNING / Citori”. The inside of the forend iron is marked “16645” and the inside of the forend is stamped “A 16645”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked with proofs. The left side of the monoblock is marked “INVECTOR”, and “16645”.
Barrel Length: 26″ Vent Rib
Choke: The barrels are threaded for Invector chokes; Full over Modified are installed. One additional Invector Improved Cylinder-Lead/Modified-Steel is included.
Sights/Optics: There is a steel bead at the front of the vent rib. The top of the rib is checkered for glare reduction.
Weight: 6 lb. 6.5 oz.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stocks are checkered Exhibition grade walnut with a round bottom pistol grip, straight comb, and a Browning buttplate. A couple of barely visible marks are present on the right side of the forend. The checkering is sharp throughout. The LOP measures approximately 14 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the plate. The drop at comb is approximately 1 1/5”, at heel 2 1/3”. The cast is about neutral. The plate shows no notable wear. The stocks are in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion. These bores rate 10 out of 10!
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are some minor operational marks but no significant wear or damage. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun gun is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The lockup is tight, and the ejectors work correctly. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: This shotgun comes in its original serial matching box with the previously mentioned choke, a choke wrench, and paperwork including the manual.
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 Gran Lightning and has 26” barrel chambered for 20 GA 2 3/4″ and 3″ shells with barrels threaded for Browning’s Invector choke system. The stocks are beautiful Exhibition grade wood. This one has a tight lockup, good bores, and most of its original finish with very little the way of wear. It has made its way to the present day in admirable shape, and will surely make a great bird gun for the lucky winner. Please see our photos and good luck!