One Millionth Citori Auctioned at NRA Event.
Release Date: 5/20/2008
At the 2008 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Travis Hall, Senior Vice President of Browning, presented the One Millionth Browning Citori ever produced to the Wayne LaPierre , Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the NRA. At the NRA Annual Meetings held just a few weeks ago in Louisville, Kentucky, this special Citori was auctioned off to raise money for the NRA-ILA.
It is amazing to think that the Browning Citori has now reached the one million gun benchmark. This puts it among an exclusive group of the greatest firearms designs of all time.
The Citori is the gun that defines “The Best There Is” for Browning. It is the over and under that all others are judged by. Its proven durability and strength is famous. And its handling is legendary. It is considered the most successful over and under design in the world. Certainly no other gun has it’s standing among aspiring hunters and avid sporting clays shooters alike.
The beautiful finish and embellishment is extraordinary, with all of the exquisite and special detail work being done by two of our own Browning gunsmiths out of the Browning facility in Arnold, Missouri. The engraving work is at a level of detail that puts this special shotgun in a class with the finest gun engraving designs ever. And certainly the quality of the hand work is at the top of craft, comparable to work done by the most skilled engravers in history. Browning gunsmiths Rich Hambrook and Ron Reimer are master engravers in every way and are responsible for the remarkable hand engraving, gold work and overall detailing and fine finish found on this masterpiece.
In addition, extra care and attention was given to this special shotgun as it passed along the manufacturing line at our Miroku facility in Japan.
Miroku is considered one of the finest facilities in the world . . . a place where the commitment to detail and careful craftsmanship is a way of life. Once you have seen how much personal, hands-on care each Citori is given, you understand why each becomes a personal treasure to the owner.
In addition to the hand-engraved and finished One Millionth Citori donated to the NRA, a special edition limited run of 500 special One Millionth Citori shotguns is also being built. Click here to go directly to details on these shotguns.