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woodcock1
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:42 pm  Reply with quote



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What different 16 ga model options have been offered,? What was the first year a 16 was offered?

I know of the following

Grade 1 lightning
Grade 1 superlight
Gran Lightning
Grade 3 lightning
Grade 6 lightning
525 field
525 sporting

Any that I am missing?
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Savage16
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:11 pm  Reply with quote
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Feather lightning or lightning feather?

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woodcock1
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:25 pm  Reply with quote



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That's right. I left that off the list. Lightning Feather.

Did they do a Superlight Feather??
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4setters
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:26 pm  Reply with quote
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Going on memory here, but 1987 on first 16 Citoris, I believe. I might be a click off, but not much. Mine is a 88 model, code PP type 723, long tang.

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16'er
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:52 pm  Reply with quote
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woodcock1 wrote:
That's right. I left that off the list. Lightning Feather.

Did they do a Superlight Feather??


Yes in 26” and 28” versions
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skeettx
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:52 pm  Reply with quote
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Mike

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Fun reading

https://www.chuckhawks.com/browning_citori_shotguns.htm

https://www.midwestgunworks.com/know-your-browning-citori.html

http://www.16ga.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12750


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16'er
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:56 pm  Reply with quote
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Iirc the first run included the “Upland”, which was later called the superlight. Straight stock and steel receiver, not sure of barrel lengths but I want to say 24”. Superlight had 26 or 28” tubes?
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woodcock1
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:44 pm  Reply with quote



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I also forgot about the grade 4.
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JMS
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:41 pm  Reply with quote



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Yes, Upland with 24" barrels; Superlight and Superlight Feather in both 26" and 28" barrel configurations. 2020 offering of SF had option of both regular Browning varnish finish as well as oil finish. These latter guns - particularly - oil finish - have very nice wood for a field grade.
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artesian01
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:59 pm  Reply with quote



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a friend of mine, now deceased, bought a citori heritage 16 gauge in about 2012 or 2013...suspect he paid around $5500-6000 for it; when he died, his widow offered it to me, which I declined, as he had left her a whale of mess in general...he had bought about 5 or 6 nice browning O/U's, all citori's, in the 6-9 months before he died at a cost of about 20k...he was depressed, these online auction purchases probably made him feel good for a few days...
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nj gsp
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:51 pm  Reply with quote



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Yes I have a Superlight Feather, 28” barrels. Made in 2010 I think.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:53 pm  Reply with quote



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Heritage, with nice wood and side plates
I have one, and it’s the only one I’ve ever seen.
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skeettx
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:48 pm  Reply with quote
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WOW
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I looked it up, beautiful shotgun

https://www.gunsinternational.com/guns-for-sale-online/shotguns/browning-shotguns---citori/browning-citori-heritage-16ga-28---2-3-4---new.cfm?gun_id=100304209

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Brewster11
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:24 pm  Reply with quote



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The Chuck Hawks article is a good Citori reference but it contains a minor factual error regarding the barrels. Chuck says “The barrels are struck full length as with traditional high quality doubles” whereas actually they are monobloc construction (as are almost all modern O/U guns including Perazzi and Merkel) and the lower barrel is struck off only to the monobloc junction point. The difference is merely cosmetic however and inconsequential in use.

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artesian01
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:11 am  Reply with quote



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skeettx wrote:
WOW
!!
I looked it up, beautiful shotgun

https://www.gunsinternational.com/guns-for-sale-online/shotguns/browning-shotguns---citori/browning-citori-heritage-16ga-28---2-3-4---new.cfm?gun_id=100304209


I found one for sale currently...$7500. The example you found is a beautiful gun...wow. My buddy also bought a citori privilege 12 gauge, a 525 28 gauge, a couple other beautiful 16's that were "one-off" runs that were gorgeous...and a pair of 525 20 gauges...the latter he intended to keep and use...not sure what he intended for all the others...he took his life shortly after the gun buying spree....lots of other stuff going on in his life.
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