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 Post subject: Browning citori grades?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:58 pm 
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How does one grade the Citori's,are they grade 1 thru 6 or 8? I own three and one stock looks like plywood and the others have nice figure?




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 Post subject: Re: Browning citori grades?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:13 pm 
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Citori grades are based on the receiver engraving. Typically the quality of the wood corresponds to the grade, but not necessarily. There isn't a "grade" for the wood itself.

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 Post subject: Re: Browning citori grades?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:13 pm 
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The grade of the gun (engraving) was supposed to dictate how nice the furniture selection was from the factory. The older models (as in, early to mid 80's) ALL had pretty decent wood. Lately, you will see better grain on a twisted up 2X6 at Home Depot.

Generally speaking, once you got to the "Golden Clays" model you would see a pretty nicely figured buttstock.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning citori grades?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:58 pm 
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I remember when the standard field guns had wood that was almost too nice to use. The other day I looked at a Gran Lightning and the wood wasn't really anything too spectacular. I also don't care for the Inflex recoil pad on higher end guns, it just makes them look cheap.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning citori grades?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:36 am 
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gunner76 wrote:
I remember when the standard field guns had wood that was almost too nice to use. The other day I looked at a Gran Lightning and the wood wasn't really anything too spectacular. I also don't care for the Inflex recoil pad on higher end guns, it just makes them look cheap.

I have a field grade 725 with a stock that resembles plywood. Shoots good though


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 Post subject: Re: Browning citori grades?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:39 am 
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Moffett wrote:
I have a field grade 725 with a stock that resembles plywood. Shoots good though

You're buying the wrong kind of plywood. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Browning citori grades?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:46 pm 
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I’d never buy a higher grade Browning without seeing the wood first. Some higher grades are just above pallet wood, some are quite figured.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning citori grades?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:18 am 
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I have grade 6, grade 3, Golden clays, and xs citori's. The wood is better with each grade step. A good example is listed in the citori wood stocks at Midwest gun works website. The wood is graded by Browning. See at MGW . John


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 Post subject: Re: Browning citori grades?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:31 pm 
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The worst Browning ever sold has better wood than a current model Beretta 686.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning citori grades?
PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2021 7:29 am 
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6 grades with Browning superimposed as far as I know, here is a short video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7haiVkel4E



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