Browning Citori Sporter 20 Gauge - RARE TWO BARREL SET, WITH AIRWAYS CASE
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Browning Citori Sporter 20 Gauge - RARE TWO BARREL SET, WITH AIRWAYS CASE

$3,350.00
Ex Tax: $3,350.00
Brand: Browning
Product Code: Browning 20ga sn15383PM163

Overview

General Specs: Browning, Year 1980, 20 Gauge, 6lb 4oz, Chokes A) .003/.009 SK/IC;  B) .012/.019 IC/M, LOP 14 3/16", DAH 2 7/16", DAC 1 1/2" Serial Number: 15383PM163 While John Browning's genius created the original Bro...

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General Specs: Browning, Year 1980, 20 Gauge, 6lb 4oz, Chokes A) .003/.009 SK/IC;  B) .012/.019 IC/M, LOP 14 3/16", DAH 2 7/16", DAC 1 1/2"
Serial Number: 15383PM163

While John Browning's genius created the original Browning superposed it was Mr. Browning’s grandson John Val who travelled to Japan in the 1960's to supervise manufacturing of the Browning Superposed. Christened the Citori, it joined the Browning line of over/unders inheriting all the excellent attributes of the original Browning design and then adding selective improvements to aid with modern manufacturing processes. The Citori's receiver is milled from a solid block of steel and the chambers are hard chromed lined for longevity. The internal parts are all polished and hand fitted earning the Citori its reputation as a precision fit shotgun. The Citori became a worldwide success on its introduction in 1973.

This 1980 produced example, SN 15383PM163 is a rare factory two barrel set Browning Citori Sporter, weighing 6lbs. 4oz., it has grade one decoration with a nicely figured fine English stock and field forearm with a schnabel tip, excellent factory original bluing with a small area of wear at the carry point. It has an inertial trigger and selectable manual safety, the trigger breaks at 3.2 and 3.1lb.  The bores are excellent and choked SK/IC (barrel set A) and IC/M (barrel set B) and have 3” chambers. The twin 26” barrels have vent ribs, a silver front bead and balance just in front of the pin, both arrangements weigh and balance the same. This shotgun is tight on face with its top lever right of center, its ejectors are timed, and the action locks up tight. Notably this two-barrel set comes complete with a Browning Airways hard case, a $250 value.

It’s the perfect Grouse and upland gun at a great price, a reliable gun to take afield or break some clays at the club, it's everything a classic over/ under Browning can be- just right!


Barrels

Barrel Length:  Both 26"
Chokes:  A) .003/.009 Skeet/Improved Cylinder;  B) .012/.019 Improved Cylinder/Modified
Bores:  Both excellent
Bore Diameter:  A) .620/ .620;  B)  .619/ .620
Wall Thickness:  A) .038/ .039;   B) .036/ .038
% Blue:  A) 99%;   B) 98% factory
Chambers:  A) 3";   B) 3"
Ribs:  Vent- both tight
Sights:  Both - front silver bead

Action

Action:  Tight, Right of Center
Ejectors or Extractors:  Both ejectors, timed
Receiver Condition:  97% factory
Engraving:  Grade 1, clear
Trigger Type:  Single-crisp
Trigger Guard Color:  99% Factory

Stock

Type:  Straight/ Field forend with schnabel; nice figure for Grade 1
LOP:  14 3/16"
LOP To End Of Wood:  13 7/8"
DAH:  2 7/16"
DAC:  1 1/2"
Cast:  Heel 0, Toe 1/8"off
Checkering Condition:  Excellent
Butt Treatment:  Browning



INQUIRIES

There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on this gun. Call us for full details, or to purchase #616-292-6240. If you have any questions please call or email us, at jay@vfiguns.com or sales@vfiguns.com. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc

Payment and Shipping

Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price reflects 3% cash discount. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher.)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: Collected in AR, IL, KS, MI, PA, TN
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $130.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK. We ship internationally with additional fees!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes

Other

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We employ full time gunsmiths on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs "tweaked", let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns "as found" and others want them "just so". We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.