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 Post subject: Re: Price for 525 Sporting 20ga
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:01 am 
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Wood and gaudy engraving doesn't break targets. You have at least a $300 difference in a new gun with warranty and the older gun that surely at 13-15 years old and average use will show some wear to that wood and finish. The value of the 525 goes down with the current pricing and rebates on Citori's. But if you collect and don't shoot them I guess some will consider the 525 at what you think it's worth. But they collect dust here in the SE with 28 inch barrels in a sporting model in any gauge. They are hard to move at the price point you mention. And they aren't collectable or rare.
Low book is $1200 with 30 inch barrels.
http://www.firearmspriceguide.com/guns/search/BROWNING/




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 Post subject: Re: Price for 525 Sporting 20ga
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:44 am 
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The newer CXS certainly represents a lot of value for the money however I’d go with the 525. The 525 Sporting was at the top of the Citori line when it was produced and the oil finish stock with higher grade wood and silver nitride receiver just look right. If the 28” barrels balance right for you, go for it.


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 Post subject: Re: Price for 525 Sporting 20ga
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:56 am 
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lt0026 wrote:
The difference is some people buy guns and consider them a tool. Not to look at them like a piece of art.


True. Some people don't care at all what their gun looks like, but many others DO care and are willing to pay more money for it. I think the OP was wanting to know a fair price for a 525 Citori, and that's what I and a few others were telling him based on past purchasing prices for the 525. The fact that some other Citori's may sell for less is largely irrelevant if he wants to know about prices on the 525.

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 Post subject: Re: Price for 525 Sporting 20ga
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:57 pm 
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http://www.firearmspriceguide.com/guns/search/BROWNING/

I didnt notice anything for sale on this link???

But I did notice that the 525 Golden Clay's guns have the amazing resale value of $0.00 in Fair condition.

Thanks for a great value resouce on browning. Make sure to use it when you are selling your guns!


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 Post subject: Re: Price for 525 Sporting 20ga
PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:00 am 
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Having worked in a gun shop for years people would ask what a particular gun was worth. It was very common that someone placed a very high value and overstate condition on what they owned or wanted to sell. We would never take a trade or buy for more than 50% of MSRP. We encouraged people to consign used guns at a reasonable price and pay the 15% commission. We didn't want dust collectors. With a gun that's 13-15 years old it's a crap shoot. A motivated buyer and seller can make a deal. But if you Jones for something you will probably overpay. The market is what it is. The biggest stumbling block for a sporting gun is short barrels, condition and age of the gun. But it's your money.


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 Post subject: Re: Price for 525 Sporting 20ga
PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:12 am 
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I sold one a year ago for 1800, but that was to a friend. 30 inch barrel, plus 6 chokes included, and a set of chambermate .410 tubes.

I probably could have got 2k with the right buyer. Had gorgeous wood.

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 Post subject: Re: Price for 525 Sporting 20ga
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:38 pm 
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Last one I tripped over (spring 2020) was a cherry 525 with 32 inch barrels. Price was $1700. Very reasonable. Last I looked (fall 2019) a .410 SX where more expensive than a .410 725..

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 Post subject: Re: Price for 525 Sporting 20ga
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:24 pm 
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seb7515 wrote:
Last one I tripped over (spring 2020) was a cherry 525 with 32 inch barrels. Price was $1700. Very reasonable. Last I looked (fall 2019) a .410 SX where more expensive than a .410 725..

32 inch barrels makes the difference.


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 Post subject: Re: Price for 525 Sporting 20ga
PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:24 pm 
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Does the poster plan to shoot sporting clays with it or hunt with it? What barrel length does the poster really want?
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 Post subject: Re: Price for 525 Sporting 20ga
PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:29 pm 
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This would be for clays, not hunting. I think I am going to hold out for 30 inch barrels, Going to check out the CXs as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Price for 525 Sporting 20ga
PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:38 pm 
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It seems like there are not a lot of 525 or 625 Citoris in any gauge for sale.

They were very popular and were not made that long till the 725 came out.


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 Post subject: Re: Price for 525 Sporting 20ga
PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:20 pm 
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lt0026 wrote:
The 525 represents what was popular 15-13 years ago. Gaudy engraving. The newer Citori's come in either a blue or white version. They have a very plain receiver much like the older 325 and 425. The trend today for guns like Blaser and Kolar is a very understated receiver and engraving in the higher end guns. I guess if your sentimental and collect Brownings the older guns appeal to you. If you desire a shooter at a reasonable price the newer Citori's in the blue or white versions is probably the best bargain today for a proven sporting gun.



Different opinions certainly make the world go round. I can’t quite figure your description of “gaudy” when referring to the Browning 525 engraving. I guess you would take exception to a few of the guns I own. The pic I’ve attached is an example of what I would describe as elegant. Perhaps you would assign gaudy to it as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Price for 525 Sporting 20ga
PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:54 pm 
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I don't think that engraving is on a Browning. Big difference.




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