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 Post subject: It feels great to scratch, nick, and ding a Citori
PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:27 pm 
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I got this Citori 425 grade 1 used, the guy who sold it never used it, he said it was to nice to use. Not me, I'm loving this gun! I'm not going to sell it so who cares what it's monetary value is; I want it to have memories attached, things that are truly priceless. It's going to be in a lot more photos, with rain, sleet, and snow.
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 Post subject: Re: It feels great to scratch, nick, and ding a Citori
PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:29 pm 
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That’s what it was made for!

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 Post subject: Re: It feels great to scratch, nick, and ding a Citori
PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:07 pm 
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Exactly the correct attitude on this and most guns that are not heirloom quality or have historical significance. Well done! I hope you use it enough to wear all the bluing off.


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 Post subject: Re: It feels great to scratch, nick, and ding a Citori
PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:01 am 
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This is a great post! I don't baby my guns, they're tools and they are used. If I put a ding in the walnut but drop a rooster, that's all that matters to me :)


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 Post subject: Re: It feels great to scratch, nick, and ding a Citori
PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:06 am 
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I look after my guns, but if it gets a minor mark when I am pushing bush, so be it.
I have never worried about the next owner of my guns, or it's resale value.
A perfect, unmarked used gun is a sign of missed opportunities.


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 Post subject: Re: It feels great to scratch, nick, and ding a Citori
PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:18 am 
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saskbooknut wrote:
A perfect, unmarked used gun is a sign of missed opportunities.


That sums it up pretty well.

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 Post subject: Re: It feels great to scratch, nick, and ding a Citori
PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:39 am 
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Thats how I feel about my Beretta good for you.Steve!


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 Post subject: Re: It feels great to scratch, nick, and ding a Citori
PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:40 am 
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Location: SE Ohio...where ruffed grouse were
The difference between use and abuse of any tool is a decision....from flashlight to files.

Look at someone's older but well-used and well-cared for wood-working tools to view the difference.
A cherished smoothing plane smiles...permit your scattergun to grin.


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 Post subject: Re: It feels great to scratch, nick, and ding a Citori
PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:20 am 
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Multiflora wrote:
The difference between use and abuse of any tool is a decision....from flashlight to files.

Look at someone's older but well-used and well-cared for wood-working tools to view the difference.
A cherished smoothing plane smiles...permit your scattergun to grin.


Well stated, Multiflora. Used but not abused shotguns have character. There’s no excuse for neglect in most instances.


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 Post subject: Re: It feels great to scratch, nick, and ding a Citori
PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:46 am 
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Like those ugly plastic seat covers dad always put on the car so the upholstery looked good when he sold it.

Good for you. I’m very careful but every scar tells a story. Sometimes it’s not a story I care to remember, but hey.


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 Post subject: Re: It feels great to scratch, nick, and ding a Citori
PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:57 am 
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Some scratches, dings and damage are unavoidable: a hunting gun going thru brush, a waterfowl gun in a tight blind or duck boat with a dog moving around, a target gun getting hit by a piece of a broken clay etc. Some are avoidable: careless handling taking in or out of a gun safe, letting a shotgun rust up in a gun case, not wiping off fingerprints, transporting uncased in a vehicle, storing it under your bed etc. I do what I can to keep mine in nice condition but if they unavoidably dinged up from use, I don't sweat it - too much.


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 Post subject: Re: It feels great to scratch, nick, and ding a Citori
PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:23 pm 
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Plan on using my Citori a lot---but rain, sleet or snow and my M2 is coming out----won't subject my Wingmasters to those conditions either.


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 Post subject: Re: It feels great to scratch, nick, and ding a Citori
PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:32 pm 
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Thanks for helping me put shotgun dings into perspective.
Last year I bought a new Citori CXT. I came home from the range on Sunday afternoon
and there were two dings in the stock. Don't know how they happened but it was unsettling.
After reading the comments here, I've decided the dings are no big deal! :)


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 Post subject: Re: It feels great to scratch, nick, and ding a Citori
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:53 pm 
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My attitude is you can have beautiful guns and hunt with them and not ding, scratch and rust them. I have some very nice ones that gets used a lot.
A good friend used to ask me, “you want pretty guns, or hunting guns”, I said “both.”


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 Post subject: Re: It feels great to scratch, nick, and ding a Citori
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:14 pm 
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viking wrote:
Thanks for helping me put shotgun dings into perspective.
Last year I bought a new Citori CXT. I came home from the range on Sunday afternoon
and there were two dings in the stock. Don't know how they happened but it was unsettling.
After reading the comments here, I've decided the dings are no big deal! :)


Dings are not the end of the world but they should be unsettling. Those who see them as no big deal are destined to end up with some ugly banged up guns, and there is absolutely no reason for it. It is not difficult to hunt without banging up your gun all it takes is a little care.


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 Post subject: Re: It feels great to scratch, nick, and ding a Citori
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:02 pm 
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Mine isn't a citori, but my cynergy field is the same way! It has been on every duck hunt with me since I bought it 7 years ago. It's got lots of dings in the stock from my calls bumping it, from setting it down in the boat. But it is without doubt the most reliable duck gun I've ever owned.

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 Post subject: Re: It feels great to scratch, nick, and ding a Citori
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:16 pm 
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Gentlemen,

Shotguns were made to hunt with no matter what kind of money was payed for them. You can always have the stocks refinished exactly like new. Hunt them up!

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 Post subject: Re: It feels great to scratch, nick, and ding a Citori
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:46 am 
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Great subject, great pic, love your dog.


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 Post subject: Re: It feels great to scratch, nick, and ding a Citori
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:11 pm 
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Happy dog! I hate rust, love stainless steel, but nothing to choose from in the shotgun realm (nickel plating doesn't cut it). Why handguns and rifles, but not shotguns, not even riot guns? Yes, blued steel and walnut are pretty, but for a down and dirty working arm, I want stainless steel and synthetic stock work. Okay, there, I said it. Flame away! ;o)


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 Post subject: Re: It feels great to scratch, nick, and ding a Citori
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:35 pm 
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Makes perfect sense.



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