SOLD FOR: $3325
Model: Citori One Millionth Commemorative, One of 500. Grade VII
Serial Number: 08-1000066
Year of Manufacture: 2008
Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 3/4” and 3″ shells
Action Type: Over Under Shotgun, with Single Selective Inertial Trigger and Ejectors
Barrel Length: 28″ Vent Rib
Choke: The barrels are threaded for Invector Plus chokes; Full over Modified are installed. One additional Improved Cylinder choke is included.
Sights/Optics: The front sight is a white bead in a base at the muzzle. There is a smaller white alignment bead. The top of the rib is checkered for glare reduction.
Weight: 8 lb. 0 oz.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stocks are checkered grade V/VI walnut with a round bottom pistol grip, straight comb, teardrop side panels, special borders to the checkering, inlaid initial plate (unmarked), and a Browning buttplate. On the left side of the forend at the forend iron, just below where the iron forms a radiused corner, there is what may be a hairline crack but is likely a small ripple of finish, see photos. There are some compressions in the wood, mostly scattered about over the sides of the forend. The most noticeable marks on the stock are on the left of the forend at the front. There are some light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. 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 5/8”, at heel 2 3/8”. The cast is about neutral. The plate shows no notable wear. The stocks are in Fine Plus condition.
Type of Finish: Blue with Silver and Gold Accents
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion. In my opinion, these bores rate 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are light handling marks. 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 with the previously mentioned choke, a choke wrench, paperwork including the manual, and the following Limited Edition accessories: photo, knife, knife presentation case, knife box, snap caps, and a high grade leather case.
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. The design was, and still is, a massive hit. After Browning hit the one million milestone, they released the One Millionth Commemorative in 2008 as a 500 gun SHOT Show special. There are gold banners that read “One Millionth” and the model name is also marked in gold. The receiver is beautifully relief scroll engraved with the left side featuring the buckmark, the right side “Citori”, and also in gold, the lifter reminds us all what the Citori is today: “The Best / There Is”. The wood is beautiful Grade V/VI wood with special engraving and phenomenal grain. This one does not look to have been used often, if ever, and even comes with a host of commemorative accessories that include a knife, knife case, high grade leather case featuring top grain dark brown leather with 100% wool lining, brass hardware, and engraved plaque. The shotgun has a beautiful blued finish accented by gold and silver scroll engraving on the frame. This shotgun looks amazing and will be an immediate enhancement to any collection it joins. Please see our photos and good luck!
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