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 Post subject: Citori Grade 2
PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:57 pm 
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Just wondered what anybody could share about the grade 2 citori. What kind of engraving would they have? When were they produced? Are they short tang or long tang? Fixed chokes or choke tubes? Any other information would be appreciated.




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 Post subject: Re: Citori Grade 2
PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:05 pm 
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woodcock1 wrote:
Just wondered what anybody could share about the grade 2 citori. What kind of engraving would they have? When were they produced? Are they short tang or long tang? Fixed chokes or choke tubes? Any other information would be appreciated.

What makes you think there is a grade 2? I've never seen anything that was known to be a grade 2. Now, on the underside of the 325 receiver, is an engraving that some read to say grade 2, but it's not. If that's what you're referring to, then, they have a silver nitride receiver, with a short tang to the stock. Came with Invector Plus chokes and ported barrels. They first appeared in 1993.


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 Post subject: Re: Citori Grade 2
PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:35 pm 
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This is the style of gun that I am referring to.

https://www.gunsamerica.com/976886651/B ... ade-II.htm

I have seen one similar in person at a LGS a couple years back and didn't really know what it was. The engraving is different than I have seen on grade 3 guns. Seeing a couple that are similar got my attention.

Any thoughts?


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 Post subject: Re: Citori Grade 2
PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:19 pm 
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That is a type 2, most likely a grade 3. Those are fixed choke guns. I believe they also have long tang to the stock.


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 Post subject: Re: Citori Grade 2
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:02 am 
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That is a Grade 2 Citori from the 80's had engraved from Japan.I have one in a 410 Skeet model with the high rib skeet configuration,they were fixed choke models also the later version Grade 2 was a coin finished receiver with different engraving pattern and not hand engraved.


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 Post subject: Re: Citori Grade 2
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:07 am 
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woodcock1 wrote:
Just wondered what anybody could share about the grade 2 citori. What kind of engraving would they have? When were they produced? Are they short tang or long tang? Fixed chokes or choke tubes? Any other information would be appreciated.


I had one-- they were hand engraved, and my model was 26 in. fixed chokes: Full over Modified.

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 Post subject: Re: Citori Grade 2
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:58 am 
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One of my neighbors had one. It was called I believe a Citori Sporter Grade 2 28ga. Engraved birds on both sides, fixed choke barrels and English Stock. 26" bbl's


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 Post subject: Re: Citori Grade 2
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:38 am 
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Interesting, I have seen Grades 1, 3 and 6 but never a 2, 4 or 5

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 Post subject: Re: Citori Grade 2
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:26 pm 
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I just got off the phone with browning and the guns were made in grade 2 in the late 70s and early 80s. Thanks for all the input. I will have to keep my eye out for one.




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