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Shotgun Review: The Browning Citori - The Perfect Blend Of Beauty And Performance

When thinking of Browning, an image of reliable, high-performing shotguns comes to mind and the Citori lives up to that image.

Built to be the quintessential representative of the quality of the Browning brand, the Citori gives you power and performance no matter the circumstances.


Right off the bat, you can tell the wood-to-metal finish is on point and with tight, consistent junctions it doesn’t disappoint. The reliability factor is seen all over the Citori; action components are machined to exacting tolerances, heat-treated for greater strength and fitted using the traditional lampblack-and-file method to ensure the precise fit of critical components prior to being assembled to the action.

The result is dependable functions, impeccable looks, and championship performance.

The Citori's hammers are powered by powerful coil-type mainsprings for positive primer ignition. Browning smartly designed the barrel selector so that the shooter is able to choose which barrel fires on the first pull of the single trigger, and the second pull fires the remaining barrel. Ejectors are activated by a sharp hammer blow that makes it a more positive ejection. The automatic ejectors eject fired shells when the breech is opened and elevate unfired shells for easy removal.

Browning has outfitted the Citori with a transverse-mounted, full-width tapered locking bolt. The tapered locking bolt engages a full-width tapered recess in the rear barrel lugs. The taper allows the bolt to seat deeper over the years. The hinge pin extends from one side of the receiver to the other for maximum strength. Instead of wearing out, the Citori wears in.

When it comes to durability, the chrome-plated chambers come into play as they aid in resisting the toll thousands of shells can have, allowing for a longer lifespan.

The Citori also features Browning's Tripple Trigger system, which allows the shooter to fine tune the length of pull and switch between a wide checkered, a narrow smooth and a wide smooth canted trigger shoe. Twelve and twenty gauge Citori shotguns are outfitted with the interchangeable Invector-Plus choke tube system.


  • Finish: Polished Blue

  • Action: Over & Under

  • Stock: Satin Oil Finish American Walnut

  • Sight: Silver Bead

  • Barrel Length: 28"

  • Overall Length: 45"

  • Capacity: 2

  • Safety: Top-Tang Barrel Selector/Safety

  • Receiver: Silver Nitride

  • Chokes: Invector-Plus (Full, IC, Mod)

  • Butt Plate: Recoil Pad


Shop the Citori White Satin in twelve and twenty gauge at Somarriba, Inc.!

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