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Everything You Want to Know About the Browning Citori [PICS]

Browning’s famous over and under is one of the best-selling shotguns of all time.

President Obama shooting a Browning Citori 525 at Camp David

The Browning Citori is one of the most famous over and under shotguns ever. Since hitting the market over 40 years ago the over and under Citori has won numerous awards and countless fans.

Popular as ever before, and now available in a multitude of gauges, models, and prices — there’s a Browning Citori for everyone and every shooting activity.

Check out the slideshow to see everything you need to know about this iconic and versatile gun.

Browning Co. & J.M. Browning


Browning Arms Company was founded by brothers as the John Moses and Matthew Sandifer Browning Company in 1878 in Ogden, Utah. J.M. Moses designs one of the original over and under shotguns — the Browning Superposed.

1973 Browning Citori 12 ga.

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Nearly 100 years after Browning’s founding, in 1973, the Citori hits the market as a less expensive alternative to the Superposed. The Citori name has no meaning – the Browning marketing team just liked it.

Final Citori Inspection at Miroku


Citoris are manufactured for Browning by the Miroku Corporation in Japan. Miroku has been manufacturing firearms in Japan for 122 years. Many elements of the manufacturing process are done by hand and the factory produces 137 Citoris per day.

Browning Citori White Lightning

Shotgun World

Citoris come in nearly every gauge: 12, 16, 20, 28, and .410.

Citori English Walnut Wood

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All Citoris have walnut wood stocks. Higher end models use specialized walnut wood.

Citori 625 Sporting Golden Clays


The most expensive Citori model currently offered is the 625 Sporting Golden Clays four barrel set for $10,669. The least expensive model is the Micro Midas Satin Hunter for $1,649.

Citori 725 Invector Choke Tubes and Wrench

Guns America

Newer model Citoris have screw-in invector choke tubes. These chokes can be shot with lead, bismuth, or steel shot – ideal for versatile shooting situations.

Citori Black Gold Combo


There are several special edition Citoris like the black gold combo. These special editions come with bells and whistles like midas-grade invector choke tubes, jeweled receiver blocks, and more.

Browning Citori 725 Feather

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One of the newest Citoris is the acclaimed 725 Feather. Already winning awards and featuring a significantly lower profile receiver – Citori is charging into the future and continuing its reign as one of the best over and unders on the market.

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Everything You Want to Know About the Browning Citori [PICS]