SOLD FOR: $2760
Model: Ultra XS, Citori XS Sporting
Serial Number: 25417MZ131
Year of Manufacture: 2001 (https://www.browning.com/support/date-your-firearm/citori-over-under-shotgun.html)
Caliber: .28 Gauge; 2 3/4” 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/MIROKU”. The left of the monoblock is marked “25147” and “INVECTOR / 30””. The bottom of the monoblock is marked with proofs and “2 3/4”. The right of the top barrel is marked “SPECIAL STEEL 28GA – 2 3/4””. The inside of the forend iron is marked “25147” and the inside of the forend is stamped “BA25147”. The top tang, under the lever, is marked with the serial number. The sides of the receiver are marked with a Buck Mark followed by “ultra XS”. The sides and bottom of the receiver have scroll engraving with gold accents. The bottom of the trigger guard has a Buck Mark logo.
Barrel Length: 30” Vent-Rib
Choke: The currently installed chokes are Modified over Improved Cylinder. Full and Skeet chokes are also included.
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a white bead front sight and a white alignment bead at the midsection of the rib. The top of the rib is serrated to reduce glare.
Weight: 7 lb., 7.9 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered walnut with a pistol grip, fluted straight comb, and a plain black buttpad. There are a couple of faint draglines and some tiny marks into the finish, most noticeable on the left side of the buttstock behind the grip and on the left of the forend on at the rear up towards the top. The checkering is sharp. The trigger is finely adjustable for LOP. The LOP in its current configuration measures approximately 14 7/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the unmarked black rubber buttpad and 14 1/8” to the wood. The drop at comb is approximately 1 3/8” and at heel 2”. The cast is about neutral. The pad has light handling wear. The stocks rate in about Fine-Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Silver Nitride with Gold Accents
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright with no erosion. In this writer’s opinion, the bores rate 10/10.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is some light handling wear but no significant imperfections. There is operational finish loss on the trigger. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this gun rates in about 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: This shotgun comes in its original matching box with the two previously mentioned extra chokes.
Our Assessment: Browning Citori shotguns are extremely dependable and make for great investments. This example is a Citori XS Sporting, or Ultra XS, with 30” barrels threaded for Invector chokes and chambered for .28 2 3/4” shells. It has only faint wear in the stocks, 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!