The Citori Story.
MULTIPURPOSE MASTERPIECES. Browning pioneered the concept of the multipurpose over and under shotgun back in the 1970s, not long after the Citori was first introduced. There really isn’t a better foundation for a do-it-all gun than an over and under, and the new Citori CX family of shotguns will not disappoint. Take them all for a swing — there’s sure to be one to meet your hierarchy of needs.
HAMMERS AND HAMMER EJECTORS. For positive primer ignition, Citori hammers are driven by powerful coil mainsprings. The convenient barrel selector allows you to choose which barrel fires on the first pull of the single trigger, and the second pull fires the remaining barrel. Ejectors are fired by a sharp hammer blow for more positive ejection than the push imparted by competitors’ ejectors. The automatic ejectors eject fired hulls when the breech is opened and elevate unfired shells for easy removal.
POINT OF IMPACT. A big part of what makes the Citori shotguns so versatile is the available points of impact (POI). CXS models feature a 50/50 POI that is preferred when a target presentation can come from anywhere, like a clay target soaring above you or a pheasant erupting from the brush. CXT models feature a 70/30 POI that is more suited to trap, where targets rise. The higher POI allows the target to be visible when the trigger is pulled.
CHROME CHAMBERS. For increased durability and corrosion resistance, all Citori shotguns have hard chrome-plated chambers to resist the toll that thousands of shells can take on lesser quality guns.
A VERY LONG AND COMPLEX HISTORY. John Moses Browning was not only a genius of repeating firearms, like the Automatic 5, the 1911 pistol, the Browning BAR, the M2 machine gun, the Model 1894 Winchester and many more. He also revolutionized shotgunning with by perfecting the over and under shotgun. His original creation came to be known as the Superposed. In time, the Browning over and under evolved into the Citori shotgun. Today's Browning Citori stands out as one of the most enduring, precision firearms ever made. How it came to be is intertwined with the story of the Browning partner factory, Miroku, in Japan. To understand the Citori, you must understand this story. READ THE FULL HISTORY OF BROWNING, MIROKU AND THE CITORI HERE.