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Citori Experts - what is this ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by bluskyshooter, Oct 22, 2012.

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  1. bluskyshooter

    bluskyshooter Active Member

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    Citori experts - I am looking at an older Browning o/u in a nearby shop that is advertised as "skeet". The gun has a 30" high rib target barrel with no porting, threaded chokes, and monte carlo stock. Probably made in early to mid 80's. Could this really be a skeet model ... or is it a trap ? How can you tell for sure ? thanks !

    ps and since I am asking, what did Browning do to differentiate the models ... with regard to POA vs POI. Were all the high-rib target barrels made "the same" and it was only the buttstock that made the difference for how high they shot ? This has got me wondering.
     
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    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    That's real funny. If there are no choke tubes, check the markings.

    Skeet choke is **S, FYI

    If there are tubes they should have 5 notches.

    Sounds like a "dealer" from the short bus.

    HM
     
  3. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

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    "skeet" is often a generic name for clay target shooting. Most people don't know that it's a separate sport from trap, sporting clays, etc.

    Your gun is probably a trap gun.
     
  4. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Browning never offered a fixed choke 30" skeet gun, and never offered a skeet gun with a MC stock. Its not a skeet gun.
     
  5. bluskyshooter

    bluskyshooter Active Member

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    Thanks skeet - thats kinda what I was thinking .... but glad to get a 2nd opinion.
     
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    Oregunner Well-Known Member

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    That is a Citori Trap gun with Invector chokes. You can find out for sure by checking the serial number on the Browning website. Mark
     
  7. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    The skeet guns had the same rib, but had 26" barrels, and did not include a MC stock. I shot my best skeet score (23) with a 32" Citori trap, and it was the first time I ever shot skeet. Should have seen the look on the skeet boys faces that I was shooting with. Especially when I told them it was my first time shooting skeet. The two I missed, where the center station right behind the trap.
     
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    wayneo Active Member

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    What are the serial numbers? A 12 ga. Skeet will have JB3, Special Skeet Grade 1 TB3, Special Skeet Grade 3 UB3, Golden Clays Skeet VB3.

    Wayne
     
  9. Bob_K

    Bob_K Well-Known Member

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    With the 30" bbl and Monte Carlo, it was probably a Trap model. The high rib, however, is just about the same as a Skeet model, and the Monte Carlo would be a plus for me. Most Citori I shoulder I cannot see either bead, and I need the added height. It could be a superb Skeet gun, especially if the price is right. And if you get it and find the comb too high, I'll swap a non-Monte Carlo stock with you.
     
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    Oregunner Well-Known Member

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    With the new standard being longer barrels for skeet, I am having an older Citori with 30" fixed M/F chokes, bored out to Skeet/Skeet. I'm anxiuous to try shooting it. Mark
     
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