Model: Gold “Golden Clays” Sporting Clays
Serial Number: 113MW24098
Year of Manufacture: 2004
Gauge: 12 gauge, 2 ¾” Shells
Action Type: Semi-Automatic with Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked “SPORTING CLAYS / 113MW24098”. The underside of the trigger is marked with the Browning logo. The right side of the receiver is marked “SPORTING CLAYS”. The right side of the barrel is marked “GOLD –12 GA- 2 ¾” INVECTOR PLUS- 28” / PATENTS PENDING”. The left side of the barrel is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN UTAH &MONTREAL P.Q. / MADE IN BELGIUM- ASSEMBLED IN PORTUGAL / 113MW24098” There is a series of proofs on the underside of the barrel as well. “Golden Clays” Engraving with gold enhancements (pheasant transitioning into a clay target on the right side and a quail transitioning into a clay target on the left side)
Barrel Length: 28” Ported
Choke: This shotgun accepts Invector Plus Chokes. Currently there is a Modified Invector Plus Choke. Included is one Skeet and one Improved Cylinder.
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a red fiber optic front sight on a serrated and ventilated rib. There is a white mid-rib bead.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered Satin Finish walnut and adjustment shims. The gun appears to be like new in box. There are a few light marks from responsible assembly and disassembly of the gun. The shotgun does not appear to even have a round of sporting clays under it’s belt yet. Definitely not field hunted. There are no notable defects to the stock set. The LOP measures 14.25” from the front of the trigger to the back of the recoil pad. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue Barrel Aluminum Alloy Receiver with Gold Enhancements
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is Bright. There is No erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 99%+ of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows only light marks from storage. You would have to put this gun inches from your face to find even the slightest insignificant mark. Please see our pictures for yourself, this gun looks great! The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this shotgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included are two additional chokes as described above. There is a collet for 1 1/4oz or heavier, and shims for the stock as pictured. The factory instructions are in the box with matching end label to the gun. There is light staining from oil on the foam and a few minor chunks of foam missing.
Our Assessment: As the name suggests, this shotgun excels at breaking clays at the range. It has a comfortable buttpad and a comfortable checkered pistol grip with a large forend. The barrel is ported and there is a high visibility red fiber optic front sight which is excellent for quick sight acquisition. It’s hard to beat a Browning and this one is EXCELLENT. With its interchangeable Invector Plus choke system, this can be one versatile firearm. In this condition it will be hard for some to take out of the box again.