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nathanours
02-17-2013, 13:26
Hey everyone, I've been searching around for a nice O/U 12 ga gun for mostly skeet with a bit of dove/quail/goose/pheasant/chucker and duck thrown in. I found one locally yesterday on Armslist for $900. It's a Browning Citori made in 1987. It has 3" chambers, a 28" barrel, invector chokes, and looks completely unfired in perfect shape. I literally cannot find a mark on the gun. The wood and bluing are both perfect. It came with the original 25 year old cardboard box and chokes. The only things missing were the instruction manual and the choke wrench. I feel like I got a very good deal for the price I paid. What do you guys think of her? This gun surely won't remain in un-fired shape for long :supergrin:

The Citori is a direct descendant and is very similar (the Citori has removable chokes) to the Browning Superposed; the last great design of John Moses Browning. All the Citori guns are hand built and fitted.

http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss199/glock19_9mm/20130217_121240_zps4da289c5.jpg

http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss199/glock19_9mm/20130217_121413_zpsc98e690e.jpg

http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss199/glock19_9mm/20130217_121645_zpsbc676608.jpg

gruntmedik
02-17-2013, 13:51
You suck. :supergrin:

Very nice, I'd love to find one of those.

raven11
02-17-2013, 13:51
That is a good price for a used one, I like to skeet shoot but I usually can't find a Browning Citori for under $1,000

nathanours
02-17-2013, 14:01
That is a good price for a used one, I like to skeet shoot but I usually can't find a Browning Citori for under $1,000

I've been looking all over for about a month. The more beat up, fixed choke, 2 3/4" chamber guns run around $1000 from what I've seen recently on gunbroker, armslist, and gunsinternational.

sourdough44
02-17-2013, 14:43
That there is a gun you can pass down a few generations, if desired. You can probably get a free owners manual from Browning, not that there's much in there for a Citori. A choke tube wrench would be easy to get, flea-bay or elsewhere. Lube the choke threads & take them out once in a while.

Treat it right & I'm sure it will do just fine.

Mattkcc
02-17-2013, 14:51
I have a 16ga Citori that is a sweet upland and skeet gun. It's best to buy one with a few small dings so you won't cry the first time it gets a scratch . People buy these guns and are afraid to hunt with them because they are so beautiful. I've seen some good deals on the auction sites, the o/u just aren't selling. If Browning made a "Tactical Citori" they would sell like hot cakes.

nathanours
02-17-2013, 16:45
I have a 16ga Citori that is a sweet upland and skeet gun. It's best to buy one with a few small dings so you won't cry the first time it gets a scratch . People buy these guns and are afraid to hunt with them because they are so beautiful. I've seen some good deals on the auction sites, the o/u just aren't selling. If Browning made a "Tactical Citori" they would sell like hot cakes.

Oh there's no fear of that. This gun will see plenty of skeet shooting, and once fall rolls around it'll get its fair shard of waterfowl and upland birds.

got2hav1
02-17-2013, 17:28
Nice find. The Citori is a fine shotgun. I shot sporting clays with a Lightening Sporting Clays version for many years. Never a single failure to fire. My favorite shotgun for sure! Congrats on a great deal, enjoy.

mattallamerican
02-17-2013, 17:53
now i have to add one if those to the list very nice find

Batesmotel
02-17-2013, 18:00
Congrats. One of the milestones in the history or fine arms.

HAIL CAESAR
02-17-2013, 18:02
Congratulations , great find.

jtull7
02-17-2013, 19:04
Fine shotgun. Nice price. I had that exact gun in the '80's, except in a 20 gauge. My shotgun now is a Browning B-SS, in 20 gauge. Love the O/O, but love the S/S better. English stock.

nathanours
02-17-2013, 20:28
Fine shotgun. Nice price. I had that exact gun in the '80's, except in a 20 gauge. My shotgun now is a Browning B-SS, in 20 gauge. Love the O/O, but love the S/S better. English stock.

The S/S guns are gorgeous, especially with the English stocks. I shoot better with an O/U because it seems to point better for me. In my mind there is a certain grace and class that come with a nice O/U or S/S that no other gun can match.

bac1023
02-17-2013, 20:41
Beautiful indeed :cool:

gjk5
02-17-2013, 21:24
beautiful, love the Citoris

glock2740
02-17-2013, 22:11
Congrats! That gun is on my list. :cool:

ca survivor
02-18-2013, 09:11
Congrats!

nathanours
02-23-2013, 18:39
I finally got to take her out today and everything went wonderfully. I love the balance of this gun. He is a slow motion video of its first shot.

http://s575.beta.photobucket.com/user/glock19_9mm/media/NathanSkeet_zpsc8fb38da.mp4.html

got2hav1
02-23-2013, 18:49
Just watched the video. Nathan, stop right now and you can say you never missed with that gun. LOL. Congrats, nice gun and at a great price.

glock2740
02-23-2013, 18:58
Just bought a Citori Superlight Feather off of GB. :)

Bruce M
02-23-2013, 21:04
Wow very nice. I looked at a used Citori at a show a few weeks ago that was marked at twice that.