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Lot 3665: M. Nozaki Engraved Browning 20 Ga. Citori Grade V Upland Shotgun

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

Factory M. Nozaki Engraved Browning 20 Gauge Citori Grade V Upland Over/Under Shotgun with Box

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,750

Factory M. Nozaki Engraved Browning 20 Gauge Citori Grade V Upland Over/Under Shotgun with Box

Manufacturer: Miroku
Model: Citori
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 20
Barrel: 24 inch vent rib
Finish: blue/coin
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 607
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 317
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1984. Single steel bead sight on the matted vent rib, standard markings, 2 3/4 inch chambers with ejectors, and Invector choke system. The action displays Grade V engraving featuring a pair of pheasants on the left, a trio of mallards on the right, a retriever on point on the underside, and a single grouse on the trigger guard all of which are surrounded by floral scrollwork. The left side is signed "M.NOZAKI". Single gold trigger and tang mounted safety/selector. Beautifully figured, multi-point checkered Schnabel forend with engraved fittings and straight grip stock with Browning buttplate. With original box. Stock measurements: 1 1/2 inch drop at comb; 2 1/4 inch drop at heel; 13 7/8 inch length of pull; weight 5 lbs 15 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 99% original blue and coin finishes with minor handling evidence. The wood is very fine with a few dents and scratches along the bottom of the butt and sharp checkering. The box is very fine. Mechanically excellent.



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