Factory Engraved Browning Citori Grade VI 6 20 GA 26″ O/U Shotgun, MFD 1989

SOLD FOR: $3,125

LSB#: 231018RK001

Make: Browning

Model: Citori Skeet Grade VI, 6

Serial Number: 24133PN663

Year of Manufacture: 1989 (PN Date Code)

Gauge: 20 GA, 2 3/4” & 3” Shells

Action Type: Over Under O/U, Top Break, Single Selective Trigger (Inertial) Shotgun with Ejectors

Markings: The left side of the upper barrel is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN, UTAH & MONTREAL P.Q. / MADE IN JAPAN”. The left of the monoblock is marked “24133”, “5”, “6”, and “INVECTOR”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked with three proofs. The right of the top barrel is marked “SPECIAL STEEL 20 GA – 2 3/4” AND 3”– 26””. The inside of the forend iron is marked “24133” and the inside of the forend is stamped “H24133”. The top tang, under the lever, is marked “24133PN663”. The receiver, bottom portions of the monoblock visible through the frame, portions of the monoblock at the top of the frame, forend iron assembly, trigger guard, safety, and barrel release all have beautiful Grade 6 engraving. The bottom of the frame has an engraved hound in gold and the trigger guard has a flying bird in gold. The left of the frame has a game scene with two flying pheasants in gold, the right has a game scene with three flying ducks in gold.

Barrel Length: 26”, Vent-Rib

Choke: The currently installed Briley chokes are Full over Modified. Also included are Skeet, Cylinder, and Improved Cylinder, as well as two Briley extended chokes measuring Skeet and Improved Cylinder respectively.

Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a steel bead at the front of the rib. The top of the rib is checkered for glare reduction.

Weight: 7  lbs. 0.2 oz.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with a finger groove forend, pistol grip, straight comb, and black rubber Limb Saver buttpad. There are some small pores on either side of the buttstock and two small impacts on the left side of the rib. There are also some light impacts on the sides of the forearm and one notable on the bottom at the front. The grainlines are exquisite. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures approximately 15” & 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad and wood, respectively. The pad has some scattered light wear. Drop at comb is approximately 1 1/2”, drop at heel 2 1/4”. The cast is about neutral. Overall, the stocks are in about Fine-Plus condition.

Type of Finish: Blued & Coined with Gold Inlay & Gold Washed Trigger

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion in the bores. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rate 10/10.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are no major defects, just light handling wear and some faint operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly including the ejectors. The barrels lock up with no play to the receiver. 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 Browning “suitcase”, a choke wrench, and the previously mentioned spare chokes.

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 one is a 20 Gauge Grade VI that was made in 1989. It has beautiful Grade VI scroll engraving and gold game scenes. Proportionally, the 20 gauge Citori is a thing of beauty with its smaller frame and sleek lines, add the engraving and you have a masterpiece. This shotgun is certainly a looker that will turn some heads but with its accessories and in such high condition, this is a prime contender to add to a collection. This is one of the classiest shotguns you can get your hands on, no matter if you collect Brownings, shotguns, or engraved guns this is something to bid on. Please see our photos and good luck!


Factory Engraved Browning Citori Grade VI 6 20 GA 26" O/U Shotgun, MFD 1989
Factory Engraved Browning Citori Grade VI 6 20 GA 26″ O/U Shotgun, MFD 1989