Browning Citori 28 Gauge - SPORTER, ENGLISH GRIP, 99%, 1981
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Browning Citori 28 Gauge - SPORTER, ENGLISH GRIP, 99%, 1981

Ex Tax: $2,695.00
Brand: Browning
Product Code: Browning 28 Gauge sn12779PZ173


General Specs: Browning, Year 1981, 28 Gauge, 6lb 9oz, Chokes .009/ .015 IC/M, LOP 14 1/4", DAH 2 3/8", DAC 1 1/2" Serial Number: 12779PZ173 While John Browning's genius created the original Browning superposed it was ...

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General Specs: Browning, Year 1981, 28 Gauge, 6lb 9oz, Chokes .009/ .015 IC/M, LOP 14 1/4", DAH 2 3/8", DAC 1 1/2"
Serial Number: 12779PZ173

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. The design inherited all the excellent attributes of the original Browning design and then added 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 Browning Citori became a worldwide success on its introduction in 1973.

An extraordinary find, a Browning Citori Sporter that has not been used and is in almost factory new condition!  The Citori Sporter featured a straight grip, English style stock and weighed in over 1/4lb. less than the standard field gun.  Since being manufactured in 1981 this Browning,  sn12779PZ173 has remained unfired, having a few handling marks on the furniture, probably from the gun being brought out and admired!  There are no primer marks on the breech face, the ejector tabs, trunnions, and barrel flats are clear of any residue and wear. The bluing is easily 99% overall with just a little loss under the safety while the grade one engraving style is still factory fresh. This example has an inertia trigger and selectable manual safety with the trigger breaking at 3.2 and 3.3lb. The English stock and forend with schnabel tip are oil rubbed with a low luster finish over the nicely figured wood highlighting some fiddleback figure, the checkering is hand cut and impeccable and wood to metal fit is superb. This shotgun is tight on face with its top lever right of center, its ejectors are timed with an action that locks up tight as new. The bores of the 26” barrels are perfect and have the desirable fixed chokes of IC/ M.

Finding an early Browning Citori Sporter in 28ga is not the easiest of tasks, finding one in unfired condition is remarkable, so don’t wait too long to act or it will be gone!  Enjoy.


Barrel Length:  26"
Chokes:  .009/ .015 Improved Cylinder/Modified
Bores:  Mirror
Bore Diameter:  .555/ .555
Wall Thickness:  .042/ .043
% Blue:  100% factory new
Chambers:  2 3/4"
Ribs:  Vent- tight
Sights:  Front silver bead


Action:  Tight, way right of center
Ejectors or Extractors:  Ejector timed
Receiver Condition:  100% Factory new
Screws:  Excellent
Engraving:  Grade 1, clear
Trigger Type:  Single-crisp
Trigger Guard Color:  99% Factory


Type:  Straight/ Field forend with schnabel
LOP:  14 1/4"
LOP To End Of Wood:  13 7/8"
DAH:  2 3/8"
DAC:  1 1/2"
Cast:  Heel 1/16"off, Toe 1/8"off
Checkering Condition:  Perfect
Butt Treatment:  Hard rubber, Browning


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 or Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc

Payment and Shipping

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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 $85.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK. We ship internationally with additional fees!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes


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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.