Sold For: $2,360.00
Make: Miroku, in Japan, for Browning
Model: Citori 725 Sporting
Serial Number: 17625ZA
Year of Manufacture: 2016
Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 ¾” & 3″ Shells
Action Type: Over Under O/U, Top Break, Single Selective Trigger Shotgun with 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 barrel lug is marked “INVECTOR DS / 3 / S / 17625Z1 / 32”, the underside has three Japanese proofs and “3/F”. The right of the upper barrel is marked “CITORI SPECIAL STEEL 12 GA. 2 3/4″ AND 3″ / PAT 3933997”. The top of the forend and bracket are marked “17625”, the flanks have gold colored Buck Mark logos. The flanks of the receiver have oval shaped engraving with “725”, the underside is marked “BROWNING / 725 / SPORTING”. The factory box is serialized to the shotgun.
Barrel Length: 32”, Ported, with Ventilated Rib & Barrels.
Choke: The shotgun is threaded for Invector DS chokes, included are: 1x Modified, 1x Skeet, 1x Improved Modified, 1x Full, 1x Light Modified & 1x Improved Cylinder.
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a green fiber optic front sight, 7 more inserts are included as photographed. The rib is ventilated with a matte milled top texture, showing a smaller white mid-rib bead as well.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are beautiful oil finished Grade III walnut. The butt stock has an adjustable fluted comb, providing a screw set rising comb piece, with a right side palm swell at the semi-pistol grip, the cast of the stock is neutral. The stocks have nice fit to the metal. The underside of the forend shows a few gouges, a few flank checkers are rubbed. The butt stock has a few marks on the comb pieces. The drop at comb is 1 3/4”, the drop at heel is 2 1/8”. The trigger slides on a 3/4″ long railed base that provides fine tuning, the current LOP measures 15” from the front of the scalloped, gold plated trigger to the back of the Inflex Technology black rubber recoil pad; the pad has a black spacer, rating in Excellent condition. The stocks rate in about Fine Plus to Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue with satin silver nitride receiver and forend bracket.
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The metal to metal and metal to wood fit is superb, the metal polishing is very precise. The underside of the receiver has a few tiny spots of patina, the other surfaces lack notable damages. The markings are crisp. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This shotgun has a single selective trigger and ejectors. The shotgun weighs 8lbs 3 oz as photographed. The action closes with a satisfying ‘clunk’ indicative of Browning’s products. 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 the shotgun’s original factory box, showing gouges and scuffs on the outside, it has its inner foam liners, rating in Fine condition. Also included is a bore lock set, bag of spare front fiber optic sight inserts, a storage tube and sight tool. Two Invector DS chokes are provided along with a black nylon choke bag, instruction manual, choke wrench and the following chokes: 1x Modified, 1x Skeet, 1x Improved Modified, 1x Full, 1x Light Modified & 1x Improved Cylinder, these items are in Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: This is a fantastic continuation to Browning’s Citori line, dubbed the 725 Sporting, with extra fancy stocks, metal to metal fit, adjustable trigger and comb. It looks to have seen minimal use and is only a year old; with its accessories and box, it will either go to a collector that wants to preserve this higher end shotgun for a later gain, but they will have to fight the sportsmen who would all fight to get a round of clays down with this baby. Please see our pictures and good luck.