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Citori Over/Under Shotgun

The production of the Citori over/under shotgun began in 1973. It has gone through many configurations in the years and is currently still in production.

To locate where your serial number is located, you will need to refer to your owner's manual. We have most owner's manuals online. You can go to those by clicking here.

Date Historic Information Serial Number Info
1973-75 In 1969 Browning started using two digits for the date of manufacture which was followed by on of the following codes:
H=12 ga.
N=20ga.
Later the code was changed to J=both gauges
This was then followed by the serial number beginning with 00001.
Example: 00001H37 = A 1973 Citori 12 ga. shotgun with a serial number of 00001.
H=12 ga.
N=20 ga.
Later the code was changed to J=both gauges
1976-1997 In 1975 Browning standardized its serial number identification which it follows to the present day.
1. Serial Number
beginning with 01001
at the start of each year.
2. Date of Manufacture
is a two digit code
Z=1
Y=2
X=3
W=4
V=5
T=6
R=7
P=8
N=9
M=0
3. Citori Type A13=12 ga. Superlight
153=12 ga. 3"
JB3=12 ga. Skeet
J43=12 ga. Trap
J63=20 ga. 3"
JC3=20 ga. Skeet
103=12 ga. 3 1/2" Gr.1 Hunting
153=12 ga. 3" Gr.1 Hunting
163=20ga. 3" Gr.1 Hunting
753=12 ga. 3" Gr.1 Lightning
253=12 ga. 3" Gran Lighting
853=12 ga. 3" Gr.3 Lightning
953=12 ga. 3" Gr.6 Lightning
863=20 ga. 3" Gr.3 Lightning
963=20 ga. 3" Gr.6 Lightning
H33=20 ga. 2 3/4" Gr.1 Micro Lightning
773=28 ga. 2 3/4" Gr.1 Lightning
273=28 ga. 2 3/4" Gran Lightning
873=28 ga. Gr.3 Lightning
973=28 ga. Gr.6 Lightning
783=.410 3" Gr.1 Lightning
283=.410 3" Gran Lightning
883=.410 3" Gr.3 Lightning
983=.410 3" Gr.6 Lightning
A13=12 ga. 2 3/4" Gr.1 Superlight
M13=12 ga. 2 3/4" Gr.3 Superlight
F13=12 ga. 2 3/4" Gr.6 Superlight
A33=20 ga. 2 3/4" Gr.1 Superlight
M33=20 ga. 2 3/4" Gr.3 Superlight
F33=20 ga. 2 3/4" Gr.6 Superlight
A73=28 ga. 3" Gr.1 Superlight
M73=28 ga. 3" Gr.3 Superlight
F73=28 ga. 3" Gr.6 Superlight
A83=.410 3" Gr.1 Superlight
M83=.410 3" Gr.3 Superlight
F83=.410 3" Gr.6 Superlight
B13=12 ga. 2 3/4" Gr.1 Upland Sp
B33=20 ga. 2 3/4" Gr.1 Upland Sp
K13=12 ga. 425
K33=20 ga. 425
L13=12 ga. 2 3/4" 802 ES Sporter
D13= 12 ga. 2 3/4" Ultra Sporter
T13=12 ga. 2 3/4" Special Sporting
W53=12 ga. 3" Lightning Sporting
T43=12 ga. 2 3/4" Gr.1 Special Trap
U43=12 ga. 2 3/4" Gr.3 Special Trap
V43=12 ga. 2 3/4" Golden Clays Special Trap (adj comb)
T93=12 ga. 2 3/4" Gr.1 Special Trap (adj comb)
U93=12 ga. 2 3/4" Gr.3 Special Trap (adj comb)
V93=12 ga. 2 3/4" Golden Clays Special Trap (adj comb)
TB3=12 ga. 2 3/4" Gr.1 Special Skeet
UB3=12 ga. 2 3/4" Gr.3 Special Skeet
VB3=12 ga. 2 3/4" Golden Clays Special Skeet
TC3=20 ga. 2 3/4" Gr.1 Special Skeet
UC3=20 ga. 2 3/4" Gr.3 Special Skeet
VC3=20 ga. 2 3/4" Golden Clays Special Skeet
TE3=28 ga. 2 3/4" Gr.1 Special Skeet
UE3=28 ga. 2 3/4" Gr.3 Special Skeet
VE3=28 ga. 2 3/4" Golden Clays Special Skeet
TF3=.410 2 3/4" Gr.1 Special Skeet
UF3=.410 2 3/4" Gr.3 Special Skeet
VF3=.410 2 3/4" Golden Clays Special Skeet


Serial
Number Example:

1000RT153

This would be a Citori 12 ga. 3" Gr.1 Hunting, manufactured in 1976 with the serial number 01001.

1999 In 1998 Browning redid the standardization of its serial number identifications to work with its new data base program, Oracle.
1. Serial Number
beginning with 01001
at the start of each year.
2. Date of Manufacture
is a two digit code
Z=1
Y=2
X=3
W=4
V=5
T=6
R=7
P=8
N=9
M=0
3. Citori Type 131=All Citori Shotguns


Serial
Number Example:

01001NN131

This would be a Citori Shotgun, manufactured in 1999 with the serial number 01001.


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