What is a Browning Citori 'special trap' shotgun?
*The Citori Special Trap has these features: *Checked Stock and Forearm Grip *Oil Finish *Right Hand Palm Swell *1" Trap Recoil Pad *Stock fits "Short Tang" trigger guard Type 3 Citori only. *Browning suggests a price of $307 but it is offered for 25% less,or about $230, by some. *This firearm should have any and all work done and all parts installed by **PROFESSIONAL GUNSMITHS ONLY! *The following is a cut and copy from Browning's Official Site: *CITORI SHOTGUNS - THE PERFECT BLEND OF BEAUTY AND PERFORMANCE *No other shotgun enjoys the reputation of the Browning Citori. The Citori has earned this respect due to a high level of craftsmanship, reliable function, regal looks and sheer performance. Action components are machined to exacting tolerances, heat-treated for greater strength and carefully fitted with the traditional lamp-black-and-file method to ensure the precise fit of critical components prior to being assembled to the action. Wood-to-metal fit is paramount on a gun of this quality and with tight, consistent junctions the Citori doesn't disappoint. It is no wonder Citori owners take great pride in their guns. Take any Citori off the rack and see the fine fit and finish. Open and shut the action. Throw it to a shoulder. Sight down the barrels. Only then will it be fully understood why the Citori has gained a reputation as the finest over and under shotgun available. *Hammer Ejectors: Browning ejectors are fired by a sharp hammer blow. This strike gives more positive ejection than the push imparted on competitors
What is the type 143 after the pm for made in 1980 for your browning citori 12 ga 2 34 inch 32 inch over under shotgun?
The code after the "pm" is the model type. Are you sure it says 143? Browning doesnt list a model 143 Citori, but they did have a "153". The 153 denotes the Hunting model Grade l with a 3" chamber. According to info I found, 143 indicates a trap with a Monte Carlo stock. I do not know why Browning does not list it.
Browning never marketed a B80 specifically as a "Trap Model". In 1987 they came out with the B80 Plus model which could shoot all loads. Prior to that, each gun used a special recoil adapter. Invectors were also available. The B80 was dropped from the line in 1989. Basically any B80 with a 30" barrel and full choke could be considered a gun for trap, however the stocks were designed for hunting use.
While you do not state weather your Browning superposed lightning is a 12 gauge,or 20 gauge.I am going to assume that it is a 12 gauge.The serial number indicates that your shotgun was made in the year 1959.If your 12 gauge Browning shotgun has between 60%-90% of it,s original finish remaining and a good set of bores it will bring between 750-1,050 dollars.The same value applies if this shotgun is a trap model also.
The Winchester model 1912 trap shotgun was made from 1938-1964.With the serial number that you provided,your model 12 trap shotgun was made in the year 1921.It could be that yours may not be a trap model due to the date of manufacture!That being said a model 12 trap shotgun will bring between 700-1,200 dollars depending on the overall condition and a good bore.
Made in 1987, Browning doesnt list a Citori with a model 143 which is the last three numbers in your serial number. This is the model. They list a Citori hunting model as model # 153 however. As far as value, as with any firearm, it is not possible to accurately appraise a gun without seeing it. Condition, and original configuration will determine value. Other factors such as rarity of caliber or guage and higher…
We would need to know the model number and other specifications to possibly answer your question. As with any firearm, it is not possible to accurately appraise a gun without seeing it. If you have one. recommend that you see a local gun dealer for an appraisal. You can also do your own investigation by looking at other models being sold online. Try the gunbroker.com or a periodical called "The Gun List" You can also…