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#367513 05/26/14 09:29 PM
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My Citori factory box says:

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Model: C FTHR LTNG 2010 GR1. 16-2. 75. 28 INV
Serial No 23163ZM131


Questions:
1) What does all the above mean in "english"?
2) Is this model a "425" ? or what?

What say you? Thanks...

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Browning Citori O/U (Japanese mfg)
Model: Featherweight Lightning, Grade 1("lightweight" field gun. Straight stock?)
16 gauge 2.75" chambers, 28" barrels with Invector interchangeable chokes
Made 2010


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GaryO,

It is a 2010 16 gauge Lightening model Grade 1 with 2 3/4 inch chambers, invector chokes and 28 inch barrels. The Lightening Model has a pistol grip stock and featherweight is a lighter gun because the action is alloy. The 16 gauge Citori is not a Browning cataloged item. The 16 gauge is a special run by Browning that is done every few years and distributed through only a few Browning dealers. The Browning Superposed was never made in 16 gauge. Enjoy your gun. The 16 gauge is a very efficient gauge.

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Dang, Gary, the label tells you everything, unless you just know absolutely nothing about shotguns, which I know you do. Fwiw, why would you even think it might be a 425?

The "fthr" stands for "feather", which Browning started using on these alloy-receivered Citoris instead of "featherweight".

I'll say this: that's a fairly rare gun with 28" bbls. and a straight grip, probably 6 lbs. at the most. It will make a great field gun, but be careful with your loads unless you aren't bothered by recoil. 1 oz. loads should be your heaviest, though it will certainly handle 1 1/8 oz. fine.
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Yes, yours is a model 131
and is as listed above.
For some reason, Browning made all the new citoris to be model 131S??????????????????/

Mine is a 723


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GaryO,

In the Browning Citori nomenclature feather refers to the lighter alloy action and superlight refers to wood with a straight stock and a Schnabel or duck billed type forearm. Your gun should have a pistol grip stock.

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It was remodeled to have a straight English grip. It is a wand...


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Originally Posted By: Riprap
GaryO,Your gun should have a pistol grip stock.

Take Care,
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Really? When the label says "straight English stock"?
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Originally Posted By: GaryO
It was remodeled to have a straight English grip. It is a wand...


But the label says....

Never mind.
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skeetx,

Per the Blue Book the 131 in GaryO's serial number and the 723 in your serial number are what Browning calls model configuration codes which represent the model and its configuration. The NW in your serial number identifies yours as a 1994 gun. Its interesting that since the 16 gauge is not a cataloged item or regular production item the Blue Book does not list its model configuration codes.

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