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Old 03-30-2007, 08:41 AM
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I have the opportunity to purchase a Browning Citori Mellenium Edition o/u and would like some input on the gun and what the going price is for this model. Any help is appreciated.

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Old 03-30-2007, 08:53 AM
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We tried talking a guy on the team into buying a Citori. The add clearly stated that asking was 2500 but cash was king. I think the guy needed cash quick.

I would have liked to buy one but just really didn't want to spend that kind of money. I ended up with a Berretta Teknys Trap model. Had I just not come home with the Berretta I might have called him, you know, kind of a cash talks conversation. I prefer an auto loader anyway.

Those Brownings are nice. I think a little over priced like all of their brand name line but nice just the same. I love my BPS slug gun. They hold their values.
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Old 03-30-2007, 08:58 AM
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i've hunted with a citori o/u for about ten years now, will never give it up
best swinging gun i've had
as for price on that model i dunno
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Motivator, I've got a bunch of Brownings but no Citori's. I've owned a couple over the years, but I like the Belgium made stuff myself.

My advice would be to call a couple of local gun shops and tell them you want to sell the gun you are thinking of buying. That will get you started. There are several Gun Trader type books with values but those are not always accurate.

Take a look at The Shotgun News or... dang it, oh yeah Gun List. Those publications are full of guns for sale and should give you some idea of asking prices around the country. I used to advertise in these but haven't in some time. I'm sure they have websites, but I don't know how much online reading they will allow you to do.
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Old 03-30-2007, 09:23 AM
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One problem with Shotgun News is that it's mostly filled with AR stuff lately. Not that that's a bad thing.

I wasn't thinking. Go onto www.gunsamerica.com and look around. Like anything else, you have to watch the details.

Shags a shooter also. He'll pipe in I'm sure.
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Old 03-30-2007, 10:11 AM
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What series Citori is it? I couldn't find it in the Blue Book under hunter, superlight, lightning, sporter, etc. I have a Grade VI that I've had for 15+ years and it fits me very well...I shoot it more than anything else when I need a 12 ga. If the gun fits you and you like it, try it out on some sporting clays and you'll find out if it's the gun for you. Take it to a Browning dealer and find out what HE would pay for it and start there. Good luck, Frank
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Old 03-30-2007, 02:32 PM
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The only Millenium Edition I know of is the Citori 425 Sporting. Does it have the schnabel forearm? Are the barrells ported? If it is a 425 and not a real high grade the price on that gun should be in the $2,000 - $2,200 range. That would be in new or like new condition.
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Old 03-30-2007, 03:11 PM
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TN FREEBIRD - 3/30/2007 4:02 AM Motivator, I've got a bunch of Brownings but no Citori's. I've owned a couple over the years, but I like the Belgium made stuff myself.
Ditto. I too haveowned a number of Browning 12-ga. doubles over the years including side-by-sides (the BSS) and over-and-unders (two Belgian made Liege),but I wasnever reallyimpressed with the Citori. Lots of 'flash' (i.e., engraving and etching, etc.), but little substance. Ibelieve it was Japanese-madeand although it is capable of shooting steel shot (for waterfowl) without incurring barrel damage (which the Belgian made guns are not), itscertainly no collectors item. Check the various shotgunning mags (as suggested above) to be sure, but depending on it's overall condition, I wouldn't think its worthmore than 70-80% of what it sold for new (at retail).
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Old 03-30-2007, 04:11 PM
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If your going for a collector piece that's one thing but to compete with it without shooting it
You have to know what you shoot well is it a tapered rib which way is the rib finished etc what type of rib height fits you and your style of shooting Has this had any aftermarket work done ie; barrel honing forcing cone work after market chokes porting etc (that kills collector value) Has the stock been altered ie cast on cast off Comb raised lowered recoil pad or reducer in the butt
If it was shot alot have the triggers been cleaned by a gunsmith If this model has the same enertia type that mine had after 50k rounds they develop residue problems if anything but clays powder is used That is one season of a b/c shooter
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Old 03-30-2007, 04:24 PM
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Yes, there have been modifications made to the stock (adjustable this and that). What interested me was the fact that there were only between 500-700 made.
At $3,000.00 I think I will pass on this one. Thanks for the advice.

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Old 03-30-2007, 09:37 PM
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Best place I've found online is gunbroker.com
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boatommy - 3/30/2007 9:37 PM

Best place I've found online is gunbroker.com
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cgrand - 3/30/2007 8:58 AM

i've hunted with a citori o/u for about ten years now, will never give it up
best swinging gun i've had
as for price on that model i dunno
I have had mine about 15 years and I agree that it is the best feeling shotgun I have of course my old Belgium Browning comes in a close 2nd
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